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 camp you wish to lead at (see below), using the coupon VOL. This includes a leader application form which is done every camp.

(This lets our kitchen order food for you and means we have a bed for you at camp)

Step 2 (Every Year & First Time Leaders)

Email your Written Reference form to a pastor/youth leader and a teacher/sports coach

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

Fill in a Police Vet Form and get a copy of your passport/driver license and birth certificate signed off by your school or pastor. Email both forms to:

Once paperwork has been received and processed you will receive an email regarding whether your application has been accepted or not. This is usually 4 weeks out from camp.

Step 4 

Complete the Online Training Module by clicking on the link below. It is compulsory for all Leaders and LiT's and must be completed before arriving at camp. There is a minimum pass rate of 7.5/10. 


Acceptance letters for camp are generally sent out one month before camp begins. Following this, we will also follow up to check that you have completed our Online Training module- you only need to complete this once a year. 

How Old Do I Need To Be To Apply?

Leaders: 16 years and over

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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