Become a Leader

If you love hanging out with youth and sharing your faith, becoming a leader at El Shaddai is an excellent opportunity! The campers that attend always have fun and so will you!

Every school holiday period we run outreach camps for young people and we are always looking for new people to join us as volunteers. There are no financial costs to be a volunteer, we only ask you to give up your time to serve God. All training, accommodation, and food are covered by CYC.

We strongly believe that equipping young people with the tools, knowledge, and values needed to navigate life with Christ’s teachings is essential. Our vision is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to create opportunities for all to personally encounter Christian life and values, through a unique camping experience. We aim to do this in a safe and nurturing environment where young people can learn about Christ and grow in their faith.

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Benefits of Volunteering at El Shaddai

Volunteer Opportunities 

We have four different volunteer roles for the camps that we run. To look at the role descriptions, tasks, and deadlines of these roles click on the below links. To see the minimum requirements of being a volunteer check out the next section of this page ‘What you need to be confirmed as a volunteer’.

Standard Role
Our standard role and one that we need the most help filling is the cabin leader role, the minimum age to do this role is 16 or older however, to lead on teen camps cabin leaders need to be 19 or older.

You Co-lead with another Christian assigned to a dorm of 6-8 campers for the duration of the camp. Spend time getting to know the campers and participate in site activities.

Key Leading Roles
Ideally, we’d like someone to do cabin leading before they step up to a key leading role so that they know how one of our CYC Camps operates. There is no minimum age per se to be a key leader however it is best that they are older than their peers which they are in charge of e.g. the cabin leaders.

Become a Leader Brochure
Below are two files that give you the dates of the next 12 months of volunteering on CYC Camps these can be printed to hand out to others who may be interested in volunteering with us.

What you need to be confirmed as a volunteer

  1. An in-date Working With Children’s Check (WWCC). If you don’t have one as a volunteer, we can get you started on a free application. Once you have one it lasts for 5 years.
  2. An in-date Child Safe Certificate. If you do not have one CYC will pay for your online training. Once you have one it lasts for 3 years.
  3. A completed Leaders Application Form with two Christian references, this form lasts for 12 months.
  4. A signed copy of the Volunteers Commitment Agreement for every camp you volunteer at. This states what we require from you and expect you to do, and this can change from camp to camp.

All of these need to be sent 2 weeks before the start of camp to our CYC Camps Coordinator by email at

If you do not have a current Working With Children’s Check (WWCC) or Child Safe Certificate have a look at our How to get your WWCC and Child Safe Certificate page.

Forms for our Volunteers

If you want to become a leader for one of our school holiday camps, below are some forms to complete.

Documents for our Volunteers

If you want to become a leader for one of our school holiday camps, below are some documents for you to look over.

The Training Manual is a great resource to explain the structure of a CYC holiday camp, the role requirements and expectations involved and helpful tips that will assist you in leading at one of our camps.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions or if you would like to be involved, don’t hesitate to contact our CYC Camps Coordinator at 8572 7262 or email the CYC Camps Coordinator at