Roles & Responsibilities. Join us!
The Staffies of Spark 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 training weekends and on the camp.
The Spark Training Program will provide its mentors with the confidence to tackle any situation that could arise on camp. Three comprehensive training days 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 an engineering 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 the camps.
Eligibility. What does it take?
What do you need to be a Spark mentor?
- Aged between 18 and 26.
- Attending or already graduated from University.
- A member of Youth Without Borders (Membership applications may be found here).
It is preferable that you should be in an engineering-related field, but the camp is not closed to engineering students only. Most importantly you must have a passion for engineering!
Promising applicants will be asked to attend a staff selection day and if selected are required to attend three staff training days. On the training days as well as on the camp all food and accommodation will be provided free of cost. Being a staff is an incredible volunteering experience that will teach you useful skills in leadership, team work, organisational planning and mentoring.
If you have any queries please contact Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for staffing on Spark 2018 are now closed. Spark 2019 applications will open February 2019.
If you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com (Brisbane inquiries), firstname.lastname@example.org (Melbourne inquiries) or email@example.com (Perth inquiries)