NLC is a highly interactive, challenging and motivating four-day program that brings together students in year 9 to year 12 from across Australia. The only way our vision for NLC can be realised is with the generous support of many individuals and businesses.

There are many ways you can support NLC:

  • Volunteering as an Adult or Junior Mentor
  • Being apart of our behind the scenes crew
  • Joining our NLC ’18 Returning Delegate Program
  • Financial Support

Thank you for your ongoing support of NLC and Burn Bright!

Making NLC a success is a team of dedicated volunteers who give up their time to invest in the next generation of young people. We require passionate people to fill Junior and Adult Mentor rolls as well as people to serve on the behind the scenes crew! If this is something you might be interested in then read the information below for more.


Applications for Adult Mentor and Junior Mentor positions for 2018 will open in February. To apply in 2018 you will need to complete a short application form which will become available early in 2018.

Please be aware that the 2018 leadership team will consist of thirty roles (10 Adult Mentors and 20 Junior Mentors). Due to the high volume of passionate people who want to take part in NLC, filling out this application form does not guarantee you a position. The team make up will be decided upon by a set of criteria to ensure the mentor team has the right balance and experience. To ensure your best chance of taking part, make sure you fill out your application as soon as possible.


Junior Mentors Required to attend camp from Tuesday 10th July at 10:30am to Sunday 15th July at 3:00pm 2018

Adult Mentors Required to attend camp from Wednesday 11th July 8:00am (starting with a mentor launch breakfast) to Sunday 15th July at 3:00pm 2018


To make camp viable into the future camp will cost $220(gst-free) for all volunteer facilitators – This costs covers all accommodation, meals, venue hire, a resource folder and other volunteer expenses!

We don’t want this cost to stop people from volunteering at NLC so if the cost is an issue please get in touch with Kelsie at kelsie@burnbright.org.au and we will be able to sort out a solution!

NLC ’18 Returning Delegates

If you loved NLC ’17 as a student and you would like to return to serve the next NLC group of students and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others – then the Burn Bright NLC Returning Delegates program is for you!


The role of the Agents will be to serve the other delegates by assisting the Burn Bright team in various ways. You will play an integral role with things like running challenges (such as the Olympics) and setting up for special sessions. Our hope is that your actions will reflect our core value of ‘serving outside the spotlight’ and inspire next year’s delegates to act with a servant heart, too.

We also want to find ways to invest in your leadership journey, too. We are going to set you a challenge before we even get to NLC ’18 and during Tribal Time the Agents will be take part in specific leadership/service based training. The Returning Delegates will have a specialised team of mentors who have experience in entrepreneurial initiatives and service projects.

What’s Involved?

There will be some level of commitment involved during the lead-up to NLC ’18. This may include the following:.

  • After your application is accepted you will be added to an Agents Facebook Group. It is an expectation that you will be involved with the conversation and discussion that takes place in this group. It will be a space of support, encouragement, and ideas generation for the Agents.
  • Commitment to a ‘service project’ that the Agents will plan prior to camp that will be launched and implemented during the program at NLC ’18.
  • Part of planning and implementing this ‘service project’ will involve structured meetings during the six month lead up before NLC ’18. Meetings will be hour-long Skype sessions held at an agreed-upon time/day and on a fortnightly basis.
  • You parents/guardians will need to give their permission for you to be part of the Agents Tribe at NLC ’18. Once you fill out this form, an automatic email will be sent to them so please make sure you let them know that you’re applying.

How Do I Apply?

Applications For 2018 Are Still Open

  1. Let you parents know that you’re applying.
  2. Complete and submit the form before applications close.
  3. Keep an eye on your emails. If we have any questions, that is how we will contact you.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within two weeks of applications closing.
  5. Upon receiving notice of acceptance we will contact you about payment details and other important details.

Supporting NLC

To help keep NLC financially viable we are seeking financial support to hit an ambitious financial goal.

To kick-start our camp we are seeking financial support and backing. NLC is privately funded and receives no government funding. Your generous support is needed to help fund the attendance of many students and facilitators. To help us begin the NLC journey you can give anonymously at www.givenow.com.au/burnbrightaustralia or email andy@burnbright.org.au for bank details and more information.

We also have corporate sponsorship packages on offer for community minded organisations. Please email Kelsie at kelsie@burnbright.org.au for more details.

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