Want to help at a holiday camp?
That's awesome! We have a lot of different roles at our camps, please get in touch with the Ministry Camps Coordinator for more information/if you are interested in helping out in any way or have any further questions about getting involved!
For a specific camp please register through the corresponding event page and get in touch with the Camps Coordinator.
If you haven't been part of the team before, please (click to download &) fill in our volunteer application form.
If you are 17 or older we will also require you to (click to download &) fill in a police vetting form.
Thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to working with you in the future!
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the office on 03 205 3702.
Programme Assistant (PA) ~ ages 14-15
Too old to be a camper, too young to be a leader but still keen to be involved? Awesome! Come as a PA and learn the basics of leadership and the drill of camp through practical service - discover that you've got what it takes to work hard and take responsibility in the midst of a fun, supportive team!
Junior Leader ~ ages 15-16
Once you've got some hand-on experience at camp, dive right into leading the campers full-time, supporting the senior leaders, learning from them as you spread your wings and enjoy the ride!
Senior Leader ~ ages 16+
Step up your leadership ability as you take responsibility for the campers under your care - growing them, learning with them and having a blast!
You're used to leading and ready for extra responsibility. You support the leaders, jump in to help them out practically and emotionally, fill a gap while someone's on break, help with lights out and are generally a super-cool, encouraging person!
You also support the leaders, with hands-on help whenever and wherever needed, fulfilling a number of smaller tasks and helping with discipline.
You do NOT need to be a registered nurse to fill this role - all you need is a current First Aid Certificate, a bit of organisational ability and love for kids with usually quite minor injuries.. You dispense medication and administer first aid. You're the only person we hope will have a boring/uneventful camp.
Programme Director (PD)
You're enthusiastic, organised and love being up-front and center for all the action! You run the programme at camp, announcing what's next etc and getting everyone engaged!
You lead the Programme Assistants, facilitate the timely and thorough completion of their duties (food prep&service, cleaning, set-up, etc.), coming alongside them practically and spiritually, teaching leadership skills and fun teamwork.
Head Cook/Assistant Cook/Kitchen helper
You enjoy food and feeding hordes of hungry hooligans/campers, are quite efficient and want to be involved in a practical and vitally important way!
You cook the food and liaise with the PA-Leader about what needs doing. At the end of camp you oversee the clean-up, tidy the pantry and deal with left-overs.