Blue Card requirements

    As a volunteer, you’ll be required to hold a current Blue Card issued by Blue Card Services.

    Volunteering Blue Cards are free! They can take up to six weeks to arrive, so make sure to start the process early.

    Already have a Blue Card? Great. You’ll just need to complete a Blue Card Linking form through their website.

    Student placements / work experience

    Are you studying at university, TAFE or college? Become a Safer Schoolies volunteer and receive certification towards your placement or work experience hours. Not to mention, it’ll look great on your resume!

    Frequently asked questions

    Do I need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

    Nope. Volunteers are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    What days and times do you need volunteers?

    Shifts are flexible – from one day to the entire week. You’ll be able to nominate your availability after you apply. Times for the 2023 Response will be released closer to the Response.

    How do I sign up?

    Registrations for the Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response are now open. Follow the link at the top of the page.

    What activities can I volunteer for?

    Take your pick from our main roles during Schoolies. Don’t let the fear of missing out (FOMO) get to you… you can always try different roles throughout the week.

    1. Wristband Assistant – located in our Wristband Centre, team up with a fellow volunteer to scan tickets and assign wristbands to schoolies. Feel the excitement as they kick off their celebrations.
    2. Roving Street/Beach Patrols – pound the pavement (or the sand) as you walk the Response Zone in groups of four. You’ll be the first point of contact for schoolies in need.
      As our boots on the ground, you’ll be the eyes and ears of Schoolies. You’ll radio in intel to our control hub, who’ll help you provide the right support for every scenario.
    3. Volunteer Hub Assistant – volunteers get to enjoy a dedicated Volunteer Hub to rest and recharge, stock up on snacks and chat with newfound friends. We always need extra helping hands to assist in running this space too.
    4. Silent Disco Ushers – have a boogie while you hand out glowsticks, usher schoolies through activities and support our Tuesday Night Live celebrations on Surfers Paradise beach.

    How long is a shift?

    Shifts are usually 5 to 6 hours.

    Is there any training?

    Yes, and it is compulsory for all new volunteers to attend one in-person session. You’ll receive more details once you apply.

    Can I be rostered on the same team/group as my friend?

    Absolutely! Teams and groups are organised on the night. Just ensure you pick the same shifts when registering.

    What will I get out of the experience?

    As a volunteer, you’ll feel the excitement of schoolies firsthand. You’ll forge new friendships and gain valuable life experience. Most importantly, you’ll feel proud to give back to your community and be thanked and embraced by school leavers for the support you provide.