Applications to serve as staff at GCI SEP 2020 are now open
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already experienced SEP as a camper or even as staff. You already know what an amazing and life changing experience camp can be. Serving as staff is a very special form of service, a chance to serve teenagers from all over Australia. So if you love God, our church, want to participate in God’s call on their lives, and want to be connected with other dedicated staff and young people from around the country this is for you!
As staff members, we have the opportunity to create an environment in which teenagers from a variety of backgrounds can experience God's love, share their stories in a safe place, and deepen friendships, all while having an awesome time.
If you're willing to come on this adventure of serving and giving at SEP 2020 , click the 'register myself' button to begin the application. Please fill in the online form no later than April 30th 2019. We really appreciate your prayers as we bring the team together for different roles, and your understanding that we may not be able to accept everyone who applies.
(For the 'register myself' button to appear to begin the application process you need to login in with your GCI/ACCM account, or if you don't have one, you'll need to create an account. Most will already have an account and your username and password can be recovered using the forgot password or username links, If you have any difficulties recovering your username or password please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now that you know that you want to serve at SEP 2020, in what capacity do you want to serve?
Please consider the role(s) in which your strengths might best serve the teenagers at SEP. We try to accommodate people’s preferences, but ask for your understanding as not everyone can always have their first choice. The information below can give you an idea of what the various roles involve, have a read and consider what role(s) might suit your strengths and passion.
Please note; numbers of staff we can accept to SEP are limited.
Some of the roles needed:
Dorm Leaders (DLs) - DLs have one of the most challenging but rewarding roles at camp. Their roles require them to keep campers alive, on time, and handle many aspects for dorm life. While that might sound daunting, they also have an awesome opportunity to share their faith and lives with their dorm, as well as support and encourage their dorm through all of camps activities. DLs will also be responsible for supporting each other through the wild ride that is SEP.
Dorm Chappies - Chappies are responsible for assisting with the teaching and spiritual wellbeing of the dorm. They lead the daily discussions and participate in follow-up discussion at the evening dorm meetings. Prayer for their DLs and campers is also a major focus of this role. Chappies are encouraged to spend as much time as they are able with the dorm, supporting the DLs and creating relationships with the campers.
Dance Staff - A treasured aspect of SEP Australia is our dance classes and evening dances. You don’t have to be professional! Just able to explain and teach the dances to campers, and have the patience to work with them. Also involves working with sound equipment and creating playlists for dances.
Sessions/Activities/Evening Activities Staff - These may include... Adventure Challenge, Capture the Flag, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Cricket, Soccer, Softball, Touch Football, Water polo, Water games, Trivia, Singing/Worship, Card Making and other activities with staff expertise.
Camp Admin - Assists with handling inquiries during camp from parents, adherence to Child Safety Protocols, Incident reporting, monitoring the camp phone, and various other tasks that allow SEP to run smoothly. Super Organisers!
Kitchen - Get ready to feed the masses! Food prep, cooking, cleaning, early mornings and lots of washing up. A major area of service for SEP.
Media - Can include photography, filming, creating slide shows or video, contribute/organise post camp communication. May involve some involvement post-SEP to develop SEP-Update materials for the wider church.
Worship - Musicians and singers to participate in and organise daily worship. May also be involved in worship classes with dorms and assist them in preparing their own dorm-run worship session.
Other Important Roles - First Aid Officer. Kitchen Hall Monitoring, Security, Laundry, Transport, Mini Campers (based on needs). These roles are usually performed in conjunction with another area of service.
If you need further information please email email@example.com
You will be notified by June 30th, 2019. Opportunities are limited and we appreciate all those who would love to serve.
Staff will need to complete
- GCI's volunteer induction, acceptance of GCI policies including agreement with GCI's code of ethics for volunteers and code of conduct
- Complete Child-safe training online (1 -2 hours)
- Participate in any role related meetings and training prior to camp
Your contribution is your time, your heart, your particular skill set, your passion for God and living and sharing the Gospel.
Would you please consider contributing $150 towards camp? Our investments start at $444 for a staff member to attend camp (not including activity and preparation expenses). However if you are unable to financially contribute, volunteering with your whole heart and soul will be greatly appreciated.
We will also be asking for a contribution of $50 for each mini camper attending camp with parents/guardians who are attending as staff. We would also like to offer a dedicated activity session for mini campers, so they can experience an activity as campers do, and would ask a maximum fee of $25 for participating in a chosen activity. (Mini Camper program and the activity availability and fInal price will be determined by actual numbers).
We will provide staff with 3 new Staff shirts for camp.
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Information disclosed in this application will be used solely to administer applicant's attendance. Sensitive information, such as personal health details, will be disclosed only to Camp leaders and, in the event of an emergency, to medical practitioners.