We believe Yarra Street Pastors is going to have a significant positive impact on the night-life in the City of Yarra. We are inviting you to play a part in this.
If you are considering being a Street Pastor or Prayer Pastor, but not 100% sure… why not come out with us one night to experience what it is like.
We would love you to volunteer as a Street Pastor and/or Prayer Pastor. What we are asking for is one night a month from each of our volunteers. We look forward to answering your questions, getting to know you, training you and volunteering with you!
Let me fill you in on a few details that will be relevant to your application:
- We have put together a first class training program with specialist trainers. Please register your interest for the next training intake (date to be confirmed). We ask that you let us know your interest as soon as possible to aide in planning.
- The commitment is to one night out per month. At this stage the night will be Saturdays.
- You are required to submit the following as we prepare you to become a Street Pastor:
- Application (as above)
- Church leader reference.
- Police Check: Please bring ID to the training (including passport or birth certificate) or fill out the form and bring it completed (national_police_certificate_application).
- Working With Children (WWC) Card: Existing WWC holders need to update their details. If you don’t have a WWC Card, you will need to obtain this online http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au (working_with_children_check_instructions).
- Confidential Self Declaration & Sign off on Street Pastors policies (to be completed at training).
- Volunteers are asked to contribute to the cost of their uniform (rain jacket, cap, beanie, polo shirt, polar fleece) and training. The amount is $300, although we can accept $150, and the further $150 within two months of approval as a Street Pastor. Should you be able to contribute more we would appreciate it as the uniform and first aid training alone costs us close to $300. Should the cost be prohibitive please talk to us and we’ll sort something out. Payment can be made through the donation facility on this website or by cheque or cash on the day.
We are very excited about what the future holds for Yarra Street Pastors. Should you have any queries or wish to come out as an observer, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.