Gold Coast

2017 Dates

Full Time

  • Week 1 (QLD schools), TBC
  • Week 2 (NSW, VIC schools), TBC

*If you are applying as a team leader you are required at your location a day earlier. Full time registration is strongly encouraged, however some part time options are available. For volunteers wishing to serve as a hotel chaplain on the Gold Coast, you must be available for a minimum of 3 nights.

Part Time

Week 1

    • Block A: TBC
    • Block B: TBC

Week 2

    • Block A: TBC
    • Block B: TBC


The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest Schoolies destination with over 40 000 students descending on Surfers Paradise for 2 weeks. Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast is a celebration like none other with Queensland Schoolies dominating in Week 1, NSW and Victorian visitors in Week 2. Red Frogs operate as part of the Queensland Government Safety Response and as such provide incredible support for Schoolies, accommodation managers and other community members.

Red Frogs on the Gold Coast is about supporting a generation of school leavers during what can be an enjoyable, yet at times, physically and emotionally confronting week. Red Frogs support accommodation providers with assistance in looking after the Schoolies in hotels, as well as host the largest Schoolies entertainment stage.

Volunteering for Red Frogs at Gold Coast Schoolies is an awesome opportunity for you to get connected with others who have a like-minded passion for the next generation. From cooking pancakes to walking kids home in the early hours of the morning you can guarantee you will leave Schoolies knowing that you have made a difference in the life of someone else.

Hotel Chaplains

Hotel Chaplains are the core of our Schoolies response. As a chaplain you will be part of a team of 4 to 5 crew members responsible for a house, building or hotel 24/7. This is your opportunity to build friendships with the Schoolies by being available to them in their hotels, on the streets or in the Schoolies Hub. Each team has a team leader as well as a strong network of pastoral carers and location leaders, ensuring you are valued and supported day and night. Being a Hotel Chaplain is a full time commitment for your selected date block.

Walk Home Crew

Walk home legends are our fittest crews members, getting the Schoolies back home. Walk homes, particularly through some of the darker areas of Surfers Paradise, make the Schoolies feel safe, protected and loved throughout the week.

Red Frog Hotline Crew

The Red Frog call centre is the hub of the Red Frog movements around Australia, receiving a record numbers of calls for anything from random acts of pancakes to more serious issues requiring immediate response.  Call centre volunteers are rostered on day, night and late night shifts. As a legend of the phone you are part of a team of people who will direct the movements of the hotel chaplains, allowing them to make maximum impact in supporting Schoolies. 

Support Crew

Enabling Red Frogs to operate during the duration of schoolies requires a huge amount of resources constantly being set up and moving. If you’re a behind the scenes kind of person, have an available van or ute, like lifting and helping in setting-up for schoolies or even doing VIP shuttle runs, then this is role for you.

Entertainment Crew

DJ’s, dancers, & die hard party goers apply here. Red Frogs entertainment stages are the most popular form of Schoolies entertainment. If you’ve got energy, and the skills to match, then this is the role for you.

RF Creative Crew 

Whether you’re handy with a camera, have a director’s cap or just love telling a great story - we need you. All over the country Red Frog workers and teams put themselves on the front line of the biggest party of the year. As RF Creative we get the privilege of capturing the incredible behind-the-scenes moments and stories as our crew safeguard a generation - if this is up your ally we would love for you to join us. For more info and to apply click here.




Early Bird Registration

Normal Registration

Register Before



Registration Only
(Walk Homes and Call Centre only, no accomm)


Full Time

(Inc. accomm and dinner each night)


Gold Coast Part-Time Options Week 1 & 2


Block A


Block B


 Accommodation Packages:  Varying levels of accommodation is provided based on availability.  Accommodation can include sharing a double bed, room or possibly sleeping on a trundle or couch.  Food provision consists of night time dinners, and Red Frogs will do their best to source donations of water and stacks for volunteers.  Please do remember to budget for your own breakfast and lunch during the week. 

Other requirements

Blue Cards

Applying for a Blue Card

Follow the below steps to download the correct form/s:

New Applicants:

An individual who proposes to volunteer with Red Frogs for Schoolies Week Only and does not have a blue card MUST submit their application through Red Frogs by completing a Blue card application (BC) form with a representative of Red Frogs. If however, the volunteer is a Queensland Registered Teacher/Queensland Police Officer they must submit an Exemption card application (E) form with a representative of Red Frogs, if they are providing child-related regulated services which fall outside their professional duties.

An applicant may only apply through their local church if they propose to continue in regulated child-related employment following their volunteering for Schoolies Week. In the case that an application is made through their local church, they may submit the following Blue card application (BC) form. Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation form MUST also be completed by the applicant and emailed to Red Frogs.

Existing blue card holder proposing to volunteer with Red Frogs:

An individual who proposes to volunteer with Red Frogs for Schoolies Week and already holds a blue/exemption card MUST submit a Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation form which is to be completed by a representative of Red Frogs.

Sighting identification:

On all forms submitted to Blue Card Services the applicant’s identification must be sighted as part of the application process by the authorised representative of Red Frogs. Where an individual is unable to have a Red Frogs representative sight their identification as their usual residence is more than 50km from the business address of the employer or the applicant has a disability affecting their mobility aIdentification verification by a prescribed person form can be completed by a prescribed person. This form must accompany the completed blue card or exemption card application form.

Please Note:
  • You can still apply to be a volunteer even if you do not have a current blue card, however, final approval will be dependant that you have received your Blue Card prior to Friday 10th November.
  • Application Deadline – 6th October (Your blue card application needs to be received by the Working With Children's Commission by the 6th October to ensure that it will be processed prior to Schoolies). All enquiries about your blue card are to be made to the Commission For Children & Young People on 1800 113 611
  • If you have applied for a Blue Card using your church as the nominated organisation it is advised you fill out the authorisation form and email this to Red Frogs. This form will give Red Frogs Australia permission to access your blue card status at an earlier date and speed up the application process
  • Blue Card, Authorisation & Identification Verification Forms can be emailed to:

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Phone: 1300 557 123

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