Edmund Rice Camps Brisbane delivers 6 camps per year where children from the local community are referred by organisations to attend the unique experience. Volunteers are recruited from a variety of schools and universities to act as one-to-one mentors and leaders providing a positive role model.

Camps are 5 days long and include all training and orientation as well as a variety of games and team building activities.

The role

As a volunteer you will be matched with a child aged between 6 and 16 and will be their ‘buddy’ for the week, acting as a role model, playing games, participating in program activities and meals.

You will have plenty of free time throughout the week and meet some amazing people, all committed to the program and its outcomes.

When and where

There is currently availability for two camps in June and July.

Camps are Monday - Friday (full time) including overnights at various recreation centres located within 1 hour of the Brisbane CBD

After-camp social dinner is optional, held within a month of camp completion.

All camps are held during QLD state school holidays.


  • Current Blue Card
  • Child Protection Training required on Friday 6th March 1pm - 4pm or Friday 22nd of May 1pm - 4pm
  • Please ensure you complete this online form
  • Orientation induction
  • The cost is $100 to participate

Applications are currently closed

There are 5 places available per camp. 

All applications are processed through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to the guide on the Student Portal.

Before applying for this opportunity please ensure:

By applying to ACU Engagement for this opportunity, you acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.


If you are experiencing any issues with InPlace or have questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.



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