They're the dynamic and talented young people who design and deliver all our workshops.

About Crew

They're the dynamic and talented young people who develop and deliver our workshops. Check out how they describe what it's like being crew at Reach...

MORE ABOUT CREW

There are close to 200 crew members across our three hubs in Victoria (Melbourne) and NSW (Sydney and the Hunter Valley).

As well as running all our workshops, the crew are involved in ongoing training and development, contributing to the leadership of Reach, and training and mentoring younger crew.

The crew are able to connect with young people in our workshops, because they speak honestly and openly about their own journey and challenges. Young people say they can relate to the crew and that's the key to making our workshops effective.

And they're a mixed bunch of people. The crew come from many different backgrounds and walks of life but they all have one thing in common - they're passionate about inspiring young people to realise their potential and get the most out of life. We think they're pretty excellent!

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Crew Meet Andrew

MEET THE CREW: ANDREW

What are your passions and how are you pursuing them in your life right now?

My main passion is performing. I have a love for being up on stage in front of people and entertaining others. My goal is to become a stand-up comedian and I'm working hard now to become the funniest person I can be. I'm constantly observing things and taking notes down. And best of all, I'm up on a stage regularly performing and making others laugh which is what I love doing.

What has been a defining moment in your life and what did you learn about yourself?

One of the defining moments of recent was my decision to come along to the Reach Foundation. I was apprehensive at first but am now relishing the opportunity to be trained and to make a real difference in the world. I don't regret the decision as I've met lots of awesome young people with lots of potential

Tell us something about yourself that describes the 'real you'.

The real me is someone who is funny, mischievous and loving. My favourite thing in life is the people who I spend it with. My friends and family are the reason I get out of bed everyday and without them I'd be lost.

Our Values

Check out our core Reach values – which guide everything we do.

  • GROWTH means challenging ourselves to explore the unknown and break out of our comfort zones.
  • INTEGRITY means aligning our words and actions.
  • PASSION means demonstrating heart, fire, inspiration and strength in everything we do.
  • HONESTY means being authentic and open with the courage to speak from our heart.
  • CONNECTION means engaging with trust, understanding and vulnerability

At Reach, we commit to supporting, encouraging, and challenging each other to live our values so we can achieve individual and organisational greatness!

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FAQs

HOW DO I BECOME CREW?

In the second half of every year, Reach seeks talented and passionate young people to join our crew in Victoria and New South Wales through our Crew Recruitment campaign.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to go on the journey of being crew and supporting and inspiring Reach participants then apply now.

All you need to do is complete the application form including a short video or a photo and a link to something that shows a little of who you are!

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WHAT CREW DO ON WORKSHOPS

The Crew are essential to Reach.

When participants arrive for a workshop the crew mingle with them and make them feel welcome. Often the crew run activities to help set the workshop up.

During workshops crew help by participating in small discussions, under the guidance and support of our senior crew and wellbeing professionals.

Crew also help with workshop logisitics and support of the senior crew team.

Some workshops involve creatively using technical elements such as lighting, sound, set and props to create awesome spaces and atmospheres.  We'd love to know if you have expererience in using technical equipment, so make sure you let us know when you apply if you do.

WHAT ELSE DO THE CREW DO?

The Crew design and deliver all of our workshops, enabling Reach to impact 30,000 teenagers every year.

To do this they undertake ongoing training in our Leadership Development program.

The crew also contribute to the leadership of Reach and help establish the strategic direction of the organisation. Crew are involved in the Leadership Team, Board and its subcommittees. The crew also mentor all younger crew members.

 

 

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT

Being crew is a casual role so you can work your hours around whatever else you have going on in your life.

The only commitment we ask is that you attend the training sessions we run each term. They're held on Monday nights between 6pm-8:30pm each school term. A total of five training workshops are held each term.

WILL I GET PAID

Being Crew is a voluntary role.

However, as a crew member you are entitled to participate in Reach's unique Leadership Development program - where you will develop the following skills:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Group work skills
  • Workshop skills
  • Professional skills

Once a crew member has undertaken training and demonstrated the skills and commitment to become a senior crew member (Facilitator), then crew roles are paid.

WHO IS IN THE CREW?

There are currently just under 200 crew members in Melbourne and Sydney.

Meet the crew

HOW OLD ARE THE CREW

All the crew are between the ages of 16-25. Occasionally some of our senior crew members (who may be slightly older than 25) deliver and train younger crew on workshops.

Each year we look for young people aged 16-20 to apply to join the team.

 

WHY IS BEING CREW COOL

The best person to answer this is a crew member, so in the words of Quinn:

“The passion for helping youth is a given, but It was the type of culture that Reach creates that really drew me in and got me hooked! Being crew has trained me for a passionate life of change making and inspired me to develop many well rounded and deeply rooted aspects of myself as well as nourished my entire being. I've been blessed with immersive experiences and memories that most people could never dream of and for that I'm incredibly grateful. Reach also has provided me with a safe space to experiment with just being me and embracing all aspects of myself in order to grow. I've also gained skills with facilitating and nurturing a huge diversity of different energies and peoples.”

Apply

ARE YOU THE NEXT CREW?

We're on the hunt for exceptional young people aged 16-20 to be the next generation of Reach crew. Some of the things we look for in crew include...

  • Creativity and authenticity in your responses.
  • Alignment with Reach values.
  • Not being afraid to show a bit of your unique and excellent self.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse people. Reach workshops are for all young people and so we want our crew to represent all young people.

Becoming a member of the Reach crew means you'll be invited to train alongside our team of Reach crew and help us design and deliver our inspiring workshops for thousands of other young people.

You'll also go on a unique personal development journey that will build your leadership skills and help you realise your own potential - whatever that may be!

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Applications are reviewed by a small group of Reach senior crew and selected applicants are invited to our recruitment day which is usually held in November each year.

WHEN DOES RECRUITMENT START?

Recruitment will open later in the year. But you can still fill out an application form to Enquire Now.

All you need to do is complete the form and either upload a short video or a photo and a link that shows your passions so we can get a good sense of who you really are.

If you get stuck please drop us an email at crew@reach.org.au

ENQUIRE NOW

Crew Meet Caitlin

MEET THE CREW: CAITLIN

"I have gotten much more than I ever anticipated possible from being a part of the Reach crew in 2015. Not only have I made friends for life, but I have been able to learn from people from all walks of life, and more about myself in the process. At Reach, there is no bullshit just authenticity and energy, which is why I love being a part of something so great.

A passion of mine is social justice, whether it is gender equality, puting a stop to bullying, improving mental health in the community or same-sex rights, at the moment, I find that I am pursuing these passions through my involvement with the Reach Foundation, helping out at a few volunteer jobs, and through the opportunities Reach has given me to be involved in real social changes.

I am also a mad dog lover, and show everyone in crew photos of my puppy probably too much.

Whilst I am often busy with uni and work, Reach crewing doesn't feel like an event on my schedule; It feels like coming to a place where every office or crew member greets you with a smile, you can be yourself, and you don't have to leave life and all the crazy things that come with it at the door, because people are waiting to embrace you and your wacky ways inside!"

Enquiries

Enquire Now

We’ll be looking for new crew in the second half of the year...

 ENQUIRE NOW

 

GET IN TOUCH

VIC
03 9412 0900
crew@reach.org.au

NSW
02 8218 9200
crew@reach.org.au