Vinnies Kids Camps run to provide children from a range of family backgrounds a week away that is full of fun, enthusiasm and new experiences. With Vincentian values guiding our camps we strive to provide camp experiences that provide children with a happy, safe and fun holiday, free of charge, and provide their parents with some respite.

Position Description

Volunteers fill a range of roles on camp. More experienced members can choose to be Camp Supervisors, Recreation Leaders, First Aid Supervisors & Group Leaders.

  • The main role for new volunteers is to be a group leader, with 2-3 other volunteers.
  • You will be looking after a group of 6-7 children, moving them through the different camp activities.
  • Volunteers are encouraged, and should expect, to be actively involved in the camp program through engaging in the camp activities (eg. Giant Swing/Flying Fox/Archery) as well as songs and group games. We value volunteers who model enthusiasm and enjoyment for the children.

Camp leaders are expected to:

  • Engage with the all children; regardless of whether they are in their group or not.
  • Communicate with other leaders, rec leaders, first aiders and supervisors about any areas of concern.
  • Be enthusiastic and energetic while interacting with the children.
  • Positively interact with children and the camp experience.
  • Be enthusiastic towards all activities.
  • Will not go beyond their area of responsibility (e.g. administer first aid).

Position Requirements

To volunteer on this Program, you will need to obtain:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Informed Consent (Police Check)


Meetings and camps are held throughout Victoria.

Dates and Times

The program runs in the Second week of July, September holidays, and January.

Application Process

Step 1: Please complete, scan and return the following:

  • Informed Consent (Police Check) Form

Complete and have the 100 pts of Identification witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (Police Officer / Chemist / Solicitor). They are able to stamp and sign page 3 of the Check Form. We will process your police check for you – please note that we are unable to accept other recently acquired Police Checks.

Step 2: Obtain a Working with Children Check Card

  1. Apply for a WWCC card online.
  2. Attend a Post Office with your WWCC Form to obtain a receipt – no need to send this to us, as we will get confirmation via post within about 3 weeks of your application being accepted.

If you hold a current WWCC - please link your card to the Society and email us a screenshot of the page.



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