Sunshine Coast is a great, relaxed place to volunteer as part of the Red Frog Crew. Schoolies accommodation providers span the coast from Caloundra to Noosa accommodating approximately 1000 young people.
School leavers encounter the Red Frog Crew through hotel visits, street teams and our free pancakes and BBQ’s. Red Frogs are asked to provide some live-in chaplains; this role assists management and residents in buildings that have a large number of Schoolies. The role of a live-in chaplain on the Sunshine Coast is to provide 24 hour rostered support to that building.
Schoolies Chaplains on the Sunshine Coast can volunteer for a minimum of 2 nights at any stage during the week. To get the most out of the week, Red Frogs recommend you volunteer for 7 nights, however Red Frogs understand that due to work commitments this sometimes is not possible.
Each night starts around 6pm and finishes around 1am, depending on the schoolies (of course). Red Frogs also cook pancakes and run activities all through the day, so if you’re available, we can definitely use you! If you are applying to volunteer at the Sunshine Coast from another location, please note that accommodation for Red Frog chaplains is very limited and therefore it is preferred that Sunshine Coast residents apply to volunteer in this location.
(Inc. accom and dinner each night)
Applying for a Blue Card
Follow the below steps to download the correct form/s:
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. A 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.
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 an Identification 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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