Do We Have An Agreement?

There are three forms for you to complete:

  1. Application Form
  2. Background Check
  3. Agreement of Policies

Once you have completed them, you will be taken to the final part of the course, explaining membership and asking if you would like to become a member of our organisation.

Volunteer Application

The completion of the volunteer application is a requirement for all volunteers serving in the mission of Young Life Australia.

Welcome to the Young Life Australia team. Please watch the video, and then click through to the course material to the right.

Please do not hesitate to contact your direct supervisor, or the National Office, if you have any questions about the material that you cover in this course.

Dear Prospective Leader,

Welcome to the ministry of Young Life Australia and the work of young people here in Australia.

It is exciting that you feel the call of God upon your life to work with the young people of your local community.  It is committed people like you that make Young Life Australia what it is today, as we are all a part of God’s bigger plan to reach young people in Australia.  The thing I love about Young Life Australia so much is that it’s a volunteer organisation, and you are continuing that great gift in committing your time to become a Young Life Australia volunteer.

As you can see from the material that we have produced, we are serious about what God has called us to do.  In it, you will find some policy documents that pertain to how we are to conduct ourselves in our mission to young people and how we are to relate together as a community.  It is vital that you read carefully all the information following and fill out the necessary documentation before you begin any ministry with Young Life Australia.  Failure to do so will exclude you from participating in the mission of Young Life Australia until you have completed and handed in the documentation.  This documentation is for your protection as a Young Life Australia representative working in a very volatile environment.

We also ask that you consider joining as a member of Young Life Australia.  There is further information at the end of this package, and the process of how to become a member is outlined, which includes nomination by a current Young Life Australia member.

We would also ask that you not only include the young people that you are working with in your prayer life, but that you would also include all the staff, board, committees, donors and other volunteers into your prayer life as well.  Prayer is what makes the mission happen.  We need to pray to the Lord of the harvest to continue to send out workers into the harvest field (Matthew 9:38), and you are the co-labourers with us in the task that God has laid before us.

We thank you for your commitment to do mission among young Australians with us and we all look forward to spending some time together soon.

God Bless You

Mark Stretton
Young Life Australia

Volunteer Application Form

Background Check

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Agreement of Policies

Volunteer Agreement of Policies Form

Thank you for taking the time to read through and familiarise yourself with our key mission documents and policies. Please complete the form below to acknowledge your agreement to the policies you have read.
  • Please Note:if you are unable to tick the boxes, please click on the statements beside the box and the box should fill.    
  • Personal Information

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  • If you are volunteering for a camp, please write 'Camp'. Otherwise, please provide us with the name of the town / suburb / area you are applying to volunteer with.
  • Acknowledgement

  • By ticking each box below you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree with the guidelines, principles, and standards of conduct required by Young Life Australia as outlined in the documents listed. If you have any questions regarding these documents please contact your Area Manager, supervisor, or the National Office prior to completing this form.
  • I authorise, at Young Life Australia's discretion, investigation of all statements made by me in this application, and review of any civil or criminal records, which may exist, concerning me, except for such records as are sealed according to State or Commonwealth law. I further authorise Young Life Australia, at its discretion, to contact employers, references and others whose names are provided on this application form, or whose names may be identified by me in an interview, and I authorise such persons to provide Young Life Australia with information requested by Young Life Australia regarding me. I further release any such individuals, as well as Young Life Australia, from any claims I might have arising out of any discussions involving me, or the provision of any information or records regarding me. I understand that I am working at all times on a voluntary basis without expectation of compensation and not as an employee of Young Life Australia. In the event I become a volunteer with Young Life Australia, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interviews may result in dismissal.
  • Please ensure that you hit the SUBMIT button so that your information is captured. If you do not hit submit, you will be asked to come & re-complete the form.   You must complete this form in order to move to the next topic.  

Volunteer Application Form (etapestry)


YL 101 – What We Do

Please complete the following quiz to show that you have read and understood the material provided.

If you have any questions about the material, you can speak with your Area Manager or contact the National Office.

You need to get 80% of the questions right to continue the quiz.


The Six C’s of Young Life


Every aspect of Young Life is rooted in Jesus Christ.  Following His model of going into the world to build relationships, we go into the world of adolescents carrying His message of hope.  And as teens enter a relationship with Christ and grow in their faith, His legacy leaves indelible imprints of thousands of lives – enabling kids to impact the world around them.

Contact work

‘Seeing young people and being seen by young people’ is how some people define contact work.  Leaving the comfort zone of their adult world, Young Life leaders cross over to the world of adolescents to build relationships and ‘earn the right to be heard’.  Young Life leaders go anywhere teens hang out, including sporting events, plays, concerts, fast-food restaurants – simply to spend time with them.


Often described as ‘controlled chaos,’ club is a place where teens come to laugh, sing, hang out, have fun and hear about God’s love for them.  Combining humour, games, skits, songs and a brief talk, leaders are given a unique platform to share the truth about Jesus in terms young people can understand.

Campaigners (Bible Study)

When teens know they’ll get real answers, they’ll ask real questions – about topics like sex, drinking, death, relationships, and God.  And small group Bible studies are safe places where teens come together to ask such questions and learn more about God.  The name, ‘Campaigners’ is rooted in our history, as Young Life founder Jim Rayburn coined the term from Young Life’s original name:  The Young Life Campaign.


Young Life’s camping program is one of the hallmarks of the ministry.  At camp, campers are given the opportunity to get away from their usual surroundings, experience God’s beautiful creation, and participate in exhilarating activities.  Countless young people are forever changed by the thrill of meeting Christ during one of these weeks – making it truly one of the best weeks of their lives.


Committees are the backbone of local Young Life ministry, composed of caring adults who pray for and support the local area.  Committee members encourage staff and volunteers, assist in fund-raising efforts, and serve as the community mouthpiece for Young Life.


Young Life Newburgh does a wonderful job of showing their community the 6 C’s of Young Life.  Have a look at how they explain each component of what we do.




The Six C’s of Young Life