We empower our vibrant community of young adult volunteers aged 17-30 to lead fun-filled experiences recreational experiences for children and families in an environment of acceptance, trust and mutual growth. As an organisation we invest in our volunteers through training and capacity building them to best serve the needs of our participants on an Edmund Rice Camp Victoria program.
As a volunteer on one of our camps your role is to be a mentor, support, and friend to the young people who attend our camps.
Our Volunteers are required to be:
17-30 years old
If you are over 18 years old, have or obtain a Working with Children Check
Attend a New Leader Training Day
Be available for the entirety of a camp program
how to become an ercvic volunteer
Step 1: submit a volunteer Expression of Interest Form
The first step to becoming an ERCVIC Volunteer is submitting a Volunteer Expression of Interest Form. You will then receive a Volunteer Application Form via email.
Step 2: obtain a working with children check
Before you attend a program you will be required to either provide or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This process has no cost for volunteers. You can start the application process at the button below. Volunteers under the age of 18 do not require a WWCC.
step 3: submit a volunteer application form
Once you've submitted your Expression of Interest form, we'll invite you to our New Leader Training Days. We'll also send you an application form to complete online.
You will be able to indicate your interest for upcoming programs on your application, however registration cannot occur until after you have attended a New Leader Training Day.
Step 4: attend a new leader training day
Before attending a program, you are required to attend a new leader induction and training session to get you prepared for camp! This session will include training to provide you with the skills to respond to child safety concerns, some behaviour management, information about our programs as well as a small glimpse into the crazy world of camps facilitated through songs and games by our passionate volunteer leaders.
step 5: Register for a program
You're almost there! You've attended a New Leader Training Day and have submitted your appllication. You can now register for a program. Get in quick! Places are limited and subject to a number of logistical and experience requirements. Some programs will require volunteers to be 18+.
Keep an eye on your inbox for the Sign Up Form.
Step 6: You're on camp
You made it!
Confirmation of your place on a program will typically occur 2 - 4 weeks before the program commences. Once you have received this confirmation, you're on Camp!
Please contact the office at any time to discuss
different ways to volunteer
ercvic volunteer roles
We have a range of different roles that support our camp programs and our organisational operations.
Our camp leaders are the magic of our programs. As a camp leader your role is to be a mentor, support, and friend to the young people and family members who come on our camps.
Our Leaders are invited to undertake a series of leadership positions on our programs: Group Leader, Camp Captain, Camp Coach and Pastoral Facilitator.
A range of logistical and experience factors contribute to the allocation of volunteers on a specific program. We cannot guarantee any volunteer places on a camp prior to the application closing date. To discuss your registration to camp, please contact the office
Catering is an important component of every Edmund Rice Camps program. The kitchen is very much the heart of an Edmund Rice Camps program and it is important that our kitchen and catering processes reflect the nurturing and welcoming environment that we aim to create on our programs.
Most of our camps are self-catered. This allows us to keep camp costs down, but more importantly, it allows us to recreate a warm, welcoming kitchen that helps replicate the feeling of home the family kitchen brings. On camp we prioritise quality, nutritious, and home cooked meals and we always need volunteers to help make that happen.
Volunteering as a camp cook is quite flexible as we're happy to have you for three hours, one day, a few hours each day, or for a whole week! We always have a team of people in the kitchen, with at least one person as the Camp Cook to ensure everything is food safe.
camp support team
There's a lot of logistics required in managing a week-long camp of 60 people. We always need people to help us:
Lifeguard (Bronze Medallion required)
Supporting Camp Leaders
and so much more
Working With Children Check
LR Class Licence
We always need bus drivers to get us to and from campsites, or to take us on off-site excursions. Bus drivers will need a full license (or Light Rigid license for 22 seater bus), complete some internal training.
join a committee
We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment delivering growth opportunities for those in our community experiencing adversity. This culture is driven by a strong governance model, which engages our community to provide strategy, guidance and support to the organisation’s operations and direction.
We're always in search for dedicated, skilled volunteers to support the organisation with communications, marketing, evaluation, training, equipment, fundraising, events, grants and so much more.
We're always looking for help in the office with all the paperwork, and admin that comes with running programs. If you have a few hours, or more, please reach out!
fundraising & events
Our fundraising team manage our annual trivia night, high tea and many other fundraisers and events throughout the year. Our fundraising team is always looking for new members and new ideas!