How to Apply

Volunteering at Totara Springs

Volunteering at camp is an awesome way to grow in your faith, develop your leadership skills and make some great new friends and memories at the same time! Never led before? We have an awesome group of support people here to mentor you in your leadership! We also have a Leader in Training programme for teens aged 14+ who are keen to get a head start leading with us and gain some experience before jumping into a cabin. 

Keen to join the whanau? Follow the instructions below! 

Application Process

Step 1 (Every Holidays):

Register for the event you wish to lead at (see Volunteers/Holiday Camps pages), using the coupon VOL. 

Step 2 (Every Year & First Time Leaders)

Email your Written Reference forms to the following: 

1. A pastor/youth leader 

2. A teacher/sports coach

Click here for the forms.

Step 3 (Every 3 Years-  17 & Older Only)

Fill in a Police Vet Form and send us a verified copy of your passport/driver license and birth certificate. These can be sighted and signed off by your school or pastor. Email both forms to:

Step 4 

We will arrange a Video Interview with you. These are normally via Zoom and take around 30 minutes. You will also be required to attend one of Leaders Training Days prior to attending camp. This will form a part of your application.

Once all paperwork has been received, we will begin processing your application. You will normally find out if your application has been successful around 3-4 weeks prior to camp beginning. We can't wait to have you on board!


Acceptance letters for camp are generally sent out one month before camp begins. 

How Old Do I Need To Be To Apply?

Leaders: 16 years and over (18+ for Teens Camp)

Leaders in Training: 14 years and over

Cut Off Dates for Applications

All paperwork and leader applications must be in one month before camps beginUnfortunately, we will be unable to process applications after this date.


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