Over 7 days of the Gold Coast Schoolies Festival, teams of outreach volunteers operate one of the Recharge Zones, providing support to the estimated 30,000-40,000 young people attending the event. Additionally, Drug ARM volunteers assist with research, and examining drug and risk-taking behaviours at the event.
Our Recharge Zone collaborates with volunteers from Rosie’s, Scripture Union, Volunteers In Policing, Hotel Chaplaincy and Gold Coast Schoolies Support Team, as well as working closely with State Emergency Services (SES), Ambulance (QAS), Police and event organisers. The Recharge Zone provides water, information and physical/emotional support to the young people, along with assessment, general support and reconnection.
VOLUNTEER ROLES - (you may indicate your preference)
- RECHARGE ZONE VOLUNTEER Recharge Zone Volunteer: This involves assisting with the re-hydration of Schoolies by handing out free water, and with the provision of a safe and friendly place to chill out while intoxicated or in emotional distress. We also provide information, referrals and assist with the treatment of minor cuts and bruises.
- RESEARCH PROJECT VOLUNTEER Research Survey Volunteer: This involves walking around and engaging Schoolies to complete a short questionnaire regarding their alcohol and drug use and risk-taking behaviours at Schoolies Week.
Accomodation will be provided for those travelling from outside of Gold Coast if required.
If you'd like more information or want to obtain the application forms, please contact Katie Farmer 07 3620 8801
- Job type:Volunteer
Psychology and Counselling, Research and Development
- Work rights:
Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand...
- Closing Date:7th Aug 2022, 1:59 pm