Staff

2019 Staff Applications for Brisbane and Melbourne Camps are now open!

Join the Spark Engineering Camp as a Mentor and help shape the next Brisbane and Melbourne camps in 2019! Camp mentors (or Staffies) run the camp by organising camp activities and engaging with our students. Mentors are there to help and inspire students who are facing barriers to tertiary education. This is an opportunity for them to hear your experiences in getting into your chosen course at university, and to gain an understanding of what university life is like.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Michael (National Staffing Manager) at staff@spark.ywb.com.au or Ross (National Operations Coodinator) at operations@spark.ywb.com.au.

Roles & Responsibilities. Join us!

The Spark Staffies are instrumental to the success of the entire camp. Along with having a fantastic time, Staffies must lead by example and keep in mind the effect their mentoring can have on students. Mentors are expected to lead with enthusiasm, relate their own University experiences and speak about their own lessons learnt. Throughout the week at Spark, staff will live on campus as part of the mentoring experience. Student focus is the primary target of the camp and should be the motivation for joining the mentoring team. All staff roles are voluntary and we provide full accommodation and food during the camp however, only food will be provided on the training weekends.

The Spark Training Program will provide its mentors with the confidence to tackle any situation that could arise on camp. Two comprehensive training weekends develop the skills of the mentors in areas that are vital for the week. The skills learnt will not only be required for Spark, but will also carry over well into your career.

Spark also has a range of organising committees that work behind the scenes to ensure the camps are able to run successfully. These committees are year-long commitments, but allow committee members to get an insight into the logistics and challenges required to run and organise the camps.

Eligibility. What does it take?

What do you need to be a Spark mentor?

    1. Aged between 18 and 26.
    2. Attending or already graduated from University.
    3. A member of Youth Without Borders (Membership applications may be found here).

Although this is an engineering camp, you are not required to be studying engineering or a STEM-based course however, it is preferable. Regardless, a wider variety of courses undertaken by our staff provides a wider variety of experiences for our students to gain from.

Promising applicants will be asked to attend a staff selection day and if successful, will be required to attend two staff training weekends as well as the camp itself.

Being a mentoring staffie is an incredible volunteering experience that will teach you useful skills in leadership, team work, organisational planning and mentoring.

2019 Staff Applications for Brisbane and Melbourne Camps are now closed.

If you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at staff.bris@spark.ywb.com.au (Brisbane inquiries), staff.melb@spark.ywb.com.au (Melbourne inquiries) or staff@spark.ywb.com.au (National inquiries)

May 2019 Spark Newsletter is out!Click Here!