July 30, 2017
CMS Summer School is run by volunteers – are you able to help?

Volunteers needed

Each year CMS Summer School is enabled by the efforts of several volunteers, and we need your help!

Are you able to volunteer in one of the following roles? (see descriptions below)

  • Bus
  • Car Parking
  • Check-In (Adult)
  • Check-In (Youth & Children)
  • Environmental Services
  • Morning Tea
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Plaza
  • Shuttle
  • Youth & Children’s Programs (see ‘Youth & Children’s Programs’ section below for how to express your interest)

If you’re able to help with a role (other than the Youth & Children’s Program), please indicate your willingness in your Summer School application form.

CMS is committed to the safety and well-being of all adults and children who attend CMS Summer School. Therefore, all volunteer roles agree to abide by the CMS Code of Conduct and are subject to selection criteria including a minister referee, Working With Children Check and Safe Ministry Training.

With the exclusion of youth and children’s programs, there are variations in the in the number of shifts for each role. All volunteers who are willing and allocated to roles for five days or more will have the option to receive a refund of their registration should they choose.

Volunteer role descriptions


Help people load onto the buses efficiently at various bus stops. You’ll need to be on duty during the following times: 8:15-9:15am each morning and 12-1pm each afternoon.

Car Parking

Working with a team to direct cars to park on the Oval or other designated car parking stations we establish.

Sign up for the morning OR evening shift parking cars before the session and then helping them to exit after the session.

Shifts are:

  • Morning shift: 7:45-9:15am and then again 12:15-1pm
  • Evening shift: 6-7:15pm and then again 9:15-9:45pm
Check-In (Adult program)

Assist CMS staff with checking in adult delegates and various admin tasks.

Check-In (Youth & Children program)

Enable our youth and children’s programs to run smoothly and efficiently by assisting with admin and helping check the children in to their programs each morning on the Oval.

Environmental Services

The Environmental Services team help make sure the site around the auditorium is clean each day through Summer School.

Morning Tea

Help serve tea, coffee, and snacks to delegates after the morning sessions.

Pedestrian Safety

Work as part of a team ensuring safe crossing at Violet Street.

Shifts are:

  • Morning shifts: 8:15-9:15am and then again 12-1pm
  • Evening shifts: 6-7pm and then again 9-9:30pm

Plaza helpers are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of delegates in sessions within the Auditorium, Overflow Tent and Café Tent. They also have an important role managing the movement of delegates in the event of an emergency or evacuation.

There are morning and evening shifts, with Ushers on duty 45 minutes before each session until 30 minutes into morning session and 15 minutes into evening session.


Help transport people to and from the Auditorium from Violet Street (adjacent to Clairvaux Oval) and the Gully. Shuttle drivers need to have a valid full C (car) Licence (not Provisional) and have not committed a serious driving offence or been disqualified from driving in the last 5 years.

Youth & Children’s Programs

Assist the Youth & Children’s team to lead one of the nine programs ranging from Crèche-age through to School Years 11-12. The Preschool program concludes at 12pm. All other programs conclude at 12:15pm, however Crèche finishes at 10:30am in time for morning tea.

Please email [email protected] to express your interest in serving, and the Youth & Children’s team will respond with the next steps.