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    Frequently asked questions about 'Week 2'.

What do I need to be a School Leaver Support Team Volunteer?

You must be 19+yrs, undergo training, hold a current Blue Card (or we can assist you in applying for one) and be able to work in a team environment.

What days and times do you need volunteers?

Shifts are available between the following hours:

  • Saturday 21 November to Friday November 27 – 6:30pm to 1am.

How do I sign up?

Via our online 2020 School Leaver Support Volunteer Team application form.

NEW volunteers: you will need to create a profile on our volunteer portal – simply click on ‘fill in an application’ and follow the instructions.

RETURNING volunteers: simply read through the online application form and login to your account. If you have forgotten your log in details, please email us at sst@csyw.qld.gov.au.

How much does a Blue Card cost?

There is no cost involved for the Blue Cards as you will be volunteering.

I already have a Blue Card, do I need to do anything?

We will need you to fill out a Blue Card Linking form to link you to our organisation. 

I work and have uni during the week, when could I volunteer?

You get to nominate your availability when you register through Better Impact. When scheduling shifts, we accommodate your preferences.

I can only volunteer one day, can I still sign up?

Yes! Even if you can only do one shift. We would love for you to come and experience the 2020 School Leaver Support Model. Once you have signed up we will release the shift days/times and you can pick the one that best suits your availability. 

You get to nominate your availability when you register.

What roles do School Leaver Support Team (SST) Volunteers undertake?

We have two key roles available:

  1. Roving Street/Beach Patrols – In this role you would be walking the Patrol Zone in groups providing information, advice and directions to school leavers and general Surfers Paradise visitors, walking young people back to their accommodation, identifying school leavers in need of assistance and referring them to the appropriate support service.
  2. Headquarters assistance - For people that are not interested or unable to be a roving volunteer but would still like to volunteer their time, we require assistance in the running of our Headquarters. Roles would consist of general light duties including administration, food preparation and other responsibilities as designated.

How long is a shift?

Shifts are usually 5 to 6 hours in length but we can always work to accommodate you.

Is there any training?

Yes there is and it is compulsory for all volunteers to attend one session.

Time, dates and locations are below.  You can select your date when you fill in your application form.

  • Tuesday 20 October: 6pm - 8:30pm - Brisbane Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
  • Tuesday 27 October: 6pm - 8:30pm - Gold Coast – Safer Schoolies, Level 2/2 Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Tuesday 10 November: 6pm - 8:30pm - Gold Coast – Safer Schoolies, Level 2/2 Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Does it take long to sign up?

The application itself will take approximately five minutes. The Blue Card checks may take some time, so we encourage you to get the process started sooner rather than later.

Can I get a certificate for the volunteer hours I complete, so it can count towards my required hours for Uni/TAFE/College?

Yes you can. If required, we can provide you with a certification of the hours volunteered.

My friend and I are both signing up to volunteer. Can we be rostered onto the same SST team together? And how do we note this when registering?

Yes you can. We organise the teams on the night so as long as you are both working the same shift, then you can work in the same team.

What will volunteers get out of the experience?

Giving back to the community. A sense of pride.

Helping keep school leavers, and the broader community, safe.

The opportunity to forge new friendships.

For students: those who are studying criminology, law, nursing, medicine or paramedicine, volunteering as a School Leaver Support Team member offers the chance to gain valuable experience – it will also look great on your resume.