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Whitsunday Regional Council is seeking volunteers for the 2015 Whitsunday Schoolies which willrun from Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 25 November.
Whitsunday Schoolies is a five day (5) safety response which is expected to attract approximately 3000 young people to the region.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the Whitsunday Schoolies program aims to provide supervised,structured activities for Year 12 school leavers to have fun, act responsibly and most importantlybe safe.
“The Schoolies Advisory Committee needs the support of the community to once again hold a safe and successful Schoolies Safety Response Program for young people from within Queensland and interstate,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Volunteers are required for a range of duties including assistance at the registration area and the Chill Out Zone. The Chill Out Zone operates from 7pm to 2am each night and is particularlyimportant as it provides Schoolies a safe place to access assistance and support if required,” she said.
“It takes a team of people to provide a safe yet fun atmosphere and I would like to thank theQueensland Police Service, SES, Red Frogs, CHOICES, schools, service groups, accommodation providers and local venues for their assistance,
“Any time commitment will be appreciated by the Schoolies Advisory Committee.”
The Registration area involves checking school Id’s, collecting registration fees and providingreceipts whereas the Chill Out Zone volunteers provide first aid, offer support and make theSchoolies feel comfortable.
All volunteers must possess a current Working with Children Positive Notice Blue Card.
To register your interest, and/or find out more about obtaining a Blue Card, please contact JessYuskan on 4945 0200.
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