As Red Frogs, our role is to support a generation of school leavers during what can be an enjoyable, yet at times, physically and emotionally confronting week. Below are the many ways Red Frogs assist during Schoolies week on the Gold Coast.
Join the CrewGold Coast
The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest Schoolies destination with over 40,000 students descending on Surfers Paradise for 2 weeks!
Red Frogs operate as part of the Queensland Government Safety Response and as such, provide incredible support for Schoolies, accommodation managers and other community members.
From cooking pancakes to walking schoolies home in the early hours of the morning you can guarantee you will leave Schoolies week knowing that you have made a difference in the life of someone else.
See below for volunteer requirements, dates, costs and roles.
We need your help to safeguard a generation on the Gold Coast!
#Do you have a Blue Card or WWCC?
Are you a current blue card holder? If the answer is no, hold up! In order to be a Red Frog volunteer in Queensland you must have a current 'Working with Children Check' blue card.
No Blue Card? No sweat! You can apply right now!
NSW, ACT & VIC Volunteers
If you are volunteering on the Gold Coast for Week 2, you will still be required to hold a current Working With Children's Check from your home state.
Red Frog Hotline Crew
The Red Frog call centre is the hub of the Red Frog movements around Australia, receiving calls for anything from random acts of pancakes to more serious issues requiring immediate response.
Call centre volunteers are rostered on day, night and late night shifts. As call centre crew you are part of a team of people who will provide directives to the hotel chaplains, allowing them to make maximum impact in supporting Schoolies and get to incidents in time, instead of after time.
DJ’s, dancers, & die-hard party-goers apply here. Red Frogs entertainment stages are the most popular form of Schoolies entertainment.
If you’ve got energy, and the skills to match, then this is the role for you.
(NOTE: only available for Week 1)
Walk Home Crew
Walk home crews are our fittest Froggers, getting the Schoolies back home safe and sound. Walk homes (particularly in the darker areas of Surfers Paradise) make the Schoolies feel safe, protected and loved throughout the week.
Whether you’re handy with a camera, have a director’s cap or just love telling a great story - we need you.
As RF Creative we get the privilege of capturing the incredible behind-the-scenes moments and stories as our crew safeguard a generation - if this is up your ally we would love for you to join us. For more info and to express your interest click below.
Enabling Red Frogs to operate over the duration of Schoolies requires a huge amount of resources constantly being set up, relocated and managed.
If you’re a ‘behind-the-scenes’ kind of person, have an available van or ute, like lifting and helping with set-up, or even doing VIP shuttle runs - then this is role for you.
Hotel Chaplains are the core of our Schoolies response. As a chaplain you will be part of a team of 4 to 5 crew members responsible for a hotel 24/7. This is your opportunity to build friendships with the Schoolies by being available to them in their hotels, on the streets or in the Schoolies Hub.
Each team has a team leader as well as a strong network of pastoral carers and location leaders, ensuring you are valued and supported day and night. Being a Hotel Chaplain is a full time commitment for your selected date block.
DAY ZONE CREW!
Want to serve with Red Frogs in Hotel Chaplaincy, but can't do nights?
You can apply to be a part of the Day Zone Crew!
Hotel Chaplains on day shift will be smashing out stacks of pancake requests, and get the opportunity to hang out with Schoolies as they wake from their slumber. There is so much need on the service during the days now, that we need day time chaplains just like you!
Early Bird Registration
10th Sep 2023
Week 1: 5th Nov
Week 2: 12th Nov
Gold Coast Week 1 & 2
(Walk Homes, Day Zone and Call Centre only - no accom + no food)
Full Time Week 1 (Inc. accom and dinner each night)
Full Time Week 1 (without dinner)
Block A Week 1
Block B Week 1
Full Time Week 2 (Inc. accom and dinner each night)
Full Time Week 2 (without dinners)
Part Time Week 2 (max stay 5 nights)
Part Time Week 2 (max stay 5 nights - no food )
*Note: Accommodation Packages: Varying levels of accommodation is provided based on availability. Accommodation can include sharing a double bed, room or possibly sleeping on a trundle or couch. Food provision consists of night time dinners, and Red Frogs will do their best to source donations of water and snacks for volunteers. Please do remember to budget for your own breakfast and lunch during the week.
Week 1 (QLD): Sat 18/11 - Sat 25/11*
Week 2 (NSW/VIC): Sat 25/11 - Sat 2/12
*Week 1: Team Leaders are required to arrive on 16/11.
Team Members are required to arrived on 17/11. Check-ins open Midday 17/11.
Block A Week 1
Week 1 (QLD): Sat 18/11 - Mon 20/11
Block B Week 1
Week 1 (QLD): Mon 20/11 - Sat 25/11
Part Time Week 2
Max 5 nights
(An arrivals/departure form will be sent closer to Schoolies to confirm your dates.)