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.  Below is an introductory video and letter from our CEO, Glyn Henman.  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 Volunteer 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

Glyn Henman
CEO
Young Life Australia