Volunteering at Girls on Fire
More than fire camp volunteers
Are you in fire and emergency services, working with youth, a previous Girls on Fire graduate or interesting in volunteering at Girls on Fire?
You’ve come to the right place!
Girls on Fire Inc is reliant on fire camp volunteers, youth mentors, general support volunteers and the goodwill of returning campers to make each day at Girls on Fire HQ a successful one.
We recruit a variety of different volunteers to help create a positive and virtual experience for all our Girls on Fire camp and fire training participants.
How does Girls on Fire volunteering work?
Girls on Fire is all about developing skills and making connections. As a registered not-for-profit association, we run our programs in line with
the guidelines set down by Volunteering Australia. Our fire camp volunteers also need to abide by agency and/or industry standards
in relation to working directly with youth.
This means we have a minimum expectation of commitment outlined with each role. And each role in return has an agreed standard of recognition and benefit for the volunteer.
- A minimum term of three months as a volunteer
- Attending our online orientation and training
- An agreed set of tasks, hours or attendance on a monthly basis
- Exercising our core values of respect, teamwork, safety and inclusion at all times
- A current Working with Children check prior to commencing your volunteer role
- Undergo a Police Check
We also expect all our volunteers to be a positive role model. This includes:
- Advocating for Safety
- Promoting Inclusion
- Fostering Teamwork
- Demonstrating Respect
Our commitment to our volunteers
All Girls on Fire volunteers receive acknowledgement of their contribution to our programs. This includes:
- A certificate of recognition
- A written reference that reflects your input, output and character
- Free training in relevant areas
Volunteers are encouraged to be proactive in seeking new opportunities within the Girls in Fire organisation. As we are in the early stages of our growth, we anticipate new roles will be a part of this growth strategy. As a valued volunteer, you’ll be exposed to opportunities to participate in training and other special projects as they arise.
Camp facilitators are fire camp volunteers who are currently employed or volunteering with a specific frontline emergency agency. Examples of this include state fire and rescue services (e.g., Fire and Rescue NSW), Rural fire services, State Emergency Services (SES), Air Services Australia, Forestry Corporation, National Parks and Wildlife) and disaster specific personnel from defence force or police and rescues services.
Camp mentors are fire camp volunteers who come from other backgrounds related to education that are outside the fire, emergency and disaster related roles. Examples of this include schoolteachers, mental health, youth or social workers, and other youth-related fields. And/or in fields that have a focus on inclusion and diversity across race, sexuality, gender and disability.
Find out more about camp mentoring roles.
General volunteers come from all works of life and professions. These volunteers support the day-to-day running of Girls on Fire with office support, specialist events and programs. This may include assistance in administration and diary management, the digital, marketing or professional services sectors, customer relationship management, and more.
Returning campers are previous graduates of the Girls on Fire programs across our girls fire camps and virtual learning programs. These volunteers work to share their experiences of the Girls on Fire programs through helping run camps, acting as ambassadors to our programs, and supporting to increase our visibility throughout Australia and New Zealand.