In 1999, Encounter Youth began facilitating the Schoolies Operation and this quickly became Australia’s safest school leavers celebration. Bringing together over 600 volunteers from more than 45 church based teams, the Schoolies Operation is a collaborative community led response.
The Encounter Youth volunteers known as the Green Team are the heartbeat of the Schoolies Operation and it couldn’t continue without the dedication, generosity and passion for their role.
Ready to make a difference!
Register your church
If your church has never been involved before, this is the year to join the mission. We need your church to form a team of people who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of South Australian young people. To register interest, click the button below.
Apply to volunteer
If you are a part of a church that already has a Schoolies team, we’ll open applications soon!
If you are unable to volunteer, consider donating to the mission. With thousands of year 12s to support and feed, and hundreds of volunteers to mobilise, we need your support to make this happen.
So you want to volunteer?
Excellent! Here’s what happens next…
Contact your church leaders and find out if there is currently a team serving from your community.
There is? Great!
Approach your Team Leader and let them know that you’re keen as a bean to be involved. They will lead you through the entire process of being a volunteer from how and when to apply … to planning for your team’s role … to attending training and supporting you in the lead up and over the weekend.
Your community doesn’t have a team yet?
No worries, speak with your church leaders about the possibility of starting up a team. Find out if they are willing to encourage and endorse one and if so, who would lead it.
Then contact the Project & Volunteer Managers with your expression of interest today!