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 stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram where we'll let you know when crew recruitment begins again in 2017!
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.”