New Volunteer Application Form

Thank you for your interest in being involved as a volunteer on our camps. The first step towards this is to complete the form below. Before you start, please be aware that you are required to provide the names and contact details of two referees, at least one of which should be a pastor or person in a position of leadership in your church. If you don't have these details on hand, please get them before completing the form.

Note: Please enter all phone numbers in the format XXXX XXX XXX or they will cause errors
Personal Details
Note: To volunteer on any of our camps, you will be required to have a valid Victorian WWCC card (or the equivalent from your state or territory). If you don't have one at this stage, that's fine, just leave this space blank and you can update us later. Please note that we require all volunteers, not just those 18+, to have a WWCC.
To help us best process your volunteer application, please indicate in which of the following areas you are interested in serving
Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to volunteer
Please tell us a bit about your faith journey. This doesn't need to be a full testimony, but a bit about how you came to be a Christian and what it means to you to be a Christian.
Please detail for us any relevant Leadership or volunteering experience that you have had in your church or elsewhere
Please let us know if you have any of the following qualifications or skills (or any other that you feel may be relevant to volunteering with us). Further information can be included in the additional comments section below
It's always helpful fo us to know how people heard about volunteering. Was there a current volunteer or staff member that referred you?
This should be the church which you are currently attending
If you have only recently started attending your current church, but have previously attended a different church, please include those details here.
Do you have relevant experience with other ministries? Perhaps you have previously volunteered for a different camping organisation etc.
Please provide the names and contact details of two referees. The first referee must be a pastoral referee. Most commonly, this would be one of the pastors/ministers at your church. Alternatively, it could be somebody in a position of leadership within the church who knows you well, such as a small group leader. The second referee should also be somebody who knows you well, and has regular contact with you in a volunteering, church, work or school environment. Referees should be adults, and in most cases not related to you. Baptist Camping and/or Mill Valley Ranch staff/volunteers should not act as referees unless they know you outside of the camp environment.
In what capacity does this person know you?
In what capacity does this person know you?
Screening Check
The safety of the children in our care is of utmost importance. As such, it is important for us to ask the following questions. Please note that if you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, that does not necessarily rule you out from volunteer involvement (for example, maybe there was an allegation made against you that was investigated and dismissed). If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', please provide further information in the aditional comments section below. We relaise that for the vast majority of people applying to be volunteers, especially those under 18, these questions may not seem relevant, but it is an important part of our child safety processes.
Are there any issues relating to health (physical or mental) that may prevent or impact upon your ability to volunteer?
Have you ever been charged with and/or convicted of a criminal offence?
Have you ever engaged in sexual contact with somebody under your care other than your spouse (such as a client, patient, student, employee or subordinate). Engaged in sexual contact with a person under the age of consent. Committed sexual abuse, including sexual harassment, acts of indecency, non-contact and/or contact sexual abuse. The illegal use, production, sale or distribution of pornographic materials. Or any other conduct that could likely cause sexual harm to people, or to put them at risk of harm?
To your knowledge, have you ever been the subject of an allegation of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct?
Have you ever had an apprehended violence order, order for protection or the like issued against you as a result of allegations of violence, abuse, likely harm, harassment, stalking etc?
Have you done anything in the past, or is there something in which you are currently engaged, that may result in allegations against you of bullying, emotional abuse, harassment or physical abuse against a child or adult?
Have you ever had permission to undertake paid or voluntary work with children or other vulnerable people refused, suspended or withdrawn in Australia or any other country?
Has a child or dependant young person in your care (as a parent or in any other capacity) ever been removed from your care, or been the subject of a risk assessment by the authorities?
Has your driver's licence (if you have one) ever been revoked or suspended?
Do you have a history of alcohol abuse (including underage drinking) and/or a history of substance abuse, including prescription, over-the-counter, recreational or illegal drugs?
To your knowledge, is there anything else of which we should be aware of in considering your application, and/or any reason that we should NOT approve you as a volunteer?
If there are any comments that you need to include from the screening check questions above, please include that here.
If there is any other information that is relevant to your application, please include that here.