Applications now open for 2017
Matric Rage in Umhlanga is a post-school celebration like none other. Umhlanga Matric Rage runs over a 8 night period parallel to the dates of the "Rage Festival" and the majority of Matrics that stay and party in Umhlanga are from Gauteng. Umhlanga Matric Rage is one of South Africa’s largest Matric holiday destinations with thousands of students descending on the hotels, clubs and beaches. Red Frogs operate alongside the Umhlanga Improvement Precinct (UIP) and as such provide incredible support for Matrics, accommodation managers and other community members.
Not only do thousands of Matrics descend on Umhlanga but a bunch of legendary Red Frogs Volunteers are there to provide a positive presence. You can be one of these legends!
Red Frogs in Umhlanga is about supporting a generation of school leavers during what can be an enjoyable, yet at times, physically and emotionally confronting week. Red Frogs help accommodation providers with assistance in looking after the Matrics in hotels as well as assist the community by being a positive and calming presence.
The Red Frog call centre is based in Umhlanga and is a vital first point of contact for many of the Matric’s around the country. If you’re keen be the first line of contact, answering calls from all our locations, dealing with emergency pancake requests to more serious issues, sign up to volunteer (more info bellow).
Of course many of our activities would not be possible without our legendary Support Crew who assist with general admin duties and vital support to the teams.
Volunteering for Red Frogs in Umhlanga is an awesome opportunity for you to get connected with others who have a like-minded passion for the next generation. From cooking pancakes to walking kids home in the early hours of the morning we can guarantee you will leave Umhlanga knowing that you have made a difference in the life of someone else.
01 December - 09 December 2017
01 December - 05 December 2017
05 December - 09 December 2017
*If you are applying to be a location leader you will be required at your location a day earlier. Full time registration is strongly encouraged, however some part time options are available.
** Please note, all Part Time Volunteers will be allocated a specific team, with a team leader and you will stay with your team for the duration of your time. Therefor accommodation and meals are provided and included in the overall cost.
*** If you want clarity around the date structure please email us - email@example.com
Team Members & Team Leaders
The Red Frog crew have a never say never attitude. As a volunteer you are part of a team of 4 or 5 people that stay together and are assigned a different hotel or accommodation facility to look after. You will also be rostered to certain shifts during the night where your team will be on the streets at night, either outside the clubs or walking matrics home. During the day, you’ll go with your team to your different pancake bookings, and there are stacks each day, hang out with matrics in their accommodation and get to build great relationships with them by making them free pancakes, perhaps cleaning up their mess (and there is lots usually) and chatting. Each team has a designated team leader as well as support from the location leadership; including a pastoral leader and zone support.
Matrics love and respect the Red Frog Crew, it’s incredible to walk down the street or into a hotel room and have a bunch of matrics run up to you and just want to hang out. It’s what Red Frogs is all about! As a volunteer you may be required day or night. Volunteering full time for Red Frogs is like going away to Mozambique on a mission trip, you’re away from your normal routine and comforts, you wont be able to volunteer for Red Frogs and do a regular job during the day. Trust us, the experience of staying on the coast and committing your all to the Matrics really does make it worthwhile.
Each Location has a designated and highly trained leadership team looking after the volunteers in their area. There are three roles in the location leadership team. The Location Leader is the person who oversees all activity in the area, they make the final decisions on volunteer activity, connect with partners and accommodation managers as well as local authorities. The Pastoral Leader is, well, the pastor for that area. Their role is to care and support all volunteers, to encourage them and give them guidance in difficult situations. The Assistant Location Leader is a support to both these people and helps with general admin with their area.
SUPPORT CREW: Logistics Crew
Enabling Red Frogs to operate during the duration of matric holiday requires a huge amount of resources constantly being accessed, distributed and management. If you like admin and helping behind the scenes, then this position would be ideal for you. Being apart of the logistics crew is a huge way to support and serve the teams as they endeavor to support the matrics, with out our logistics crew, we would battle do support and serve the matrics as best as we can.
CALL CENTRE CREW: Red Frog Hotline Volunteers
The Red Frog number receives a record amount of calls during matrics holiday celebrations and Red Frogs need dedicated, fun loving and professional people to answer these calls (sound like a job advertisement to work in a call centre?).
The Red Frog call centre is the hub of the Red Frog movements around South Africa. Call centre volunteers are rostered on day, night and late night shifts.
As a call centre volunteer you are part of a team of people who help to direct the movements of the volunteer teams so they can make maximum impact in supporting young people at matric holiday. No matter what your age you can volunteer in the call centre. You don’t need to take the week of work, let us know what times and days work for you.
The call centre is based at Grace Family Church, Umhlanga and thus is an Umhlanga specific role.
Early Bird Registration
(Closes 26 September 2017)
(Closes 30 October 2017)
(Including Call Centre Volunteers needing accommodation)
R 2 650.00
R 3 200.00
(Including Call Centre Volunteers needing accommodation)
R 1 710.00
R 2 290.00
Without accommodation (only for Umhlanga residence)
NB: Please do not pay any amounts until your application has been approved.
*Cost Increase – Costs have gone up by 6% from 2016. This is to cover the inflation/increase in both food and accommodation costs.
** NOTE: Just as you would raise money to go on a mission trip to help cover the costs of that trip, you will need to raise this money to help with the running costs. Your money will go towards; Kit (1x Shirt 1x Hoodie for you), Accommodation, Food (Dinners and Lunch) running costs (petrol, airtime, medical expenses). Please do remember to budget for your own breakfast, we suggest bringing a box of cereal.
Accommodation varies depending on what is made available to us. While occasionally you will get your own room and bed with sea view, some accommodation can include sharing a double bed, on a sleeper couch or mattress on the floor.
*** Cost Covers – If you have any additional questions about the costs, please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the Volunteer Policy and the Indemnity Form before you register.
You will be required to sign an indemnity form at your volunteer training if you get accepted to be apart of the Red Frog Crew for 2017.
Before you apply, please make sure you have the following information on hand:
- Emergency contact details
- Pastoral reference details - please note, this person needs to be able to provide a background check for you (it should not be a family member). You will need their name, phone number and email address.
We suggest filling out the form in one go, so have this info on hand.
Call Centre Application
For all volunteer/registration related enquiries please email