Volunteer presenter - expression of interest


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Camp Widow® Australia presenter. We are incredibly grateful to our presenters who volunteer their time to join us and share their experience, expertise and hearts with our campers.

Camp Widow seeks to create a peer to peer community focused on hope and healing for the widowed. The program provides opportunities for personal growth and social connection, as well as practical tools, and research-informed resources.

Uniquely, the entire program is delivered by widowed people, for widowed people, so participants are surrounded by others with the understanding, validation and practical support that only comes from a shared experience.


We can offer our volunteer presenters the following free of charge to show our gratitude for participating in Camp Widow Australia:

  • Access to the full conference, including all social events
  • Projector, screen, wired microphone, presentation pre-loaded onto laptop and clicker
  • Advertising space in the conference program
  • Opportunity to sell a book you authored (or other approved item) at our onsite Camp shop (20% of sales to be retained by First Light to contribute to operating costs)
  • Opportunity to include promotional material in the conference bag
  • Recognition on our website and social media channels
  • Opportunity to display a pull-up banner during your presentation
  • An audience of widowed people who will appreciate and greatly benefit from your message
  • Opportunity to give back to the widowed community.


First Light is a not-for-profit charity that fundraises to subsidise the ticket cost of all participants, as such our presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses and any supporting materials required for their presentation. All our presenters are volunteers, and we are unable to provide payment or speakers’ fees.


If you would like to give back to the widowed community by donating your time and talent, please submit your expression of interest and proposed workshop details.


We do receive more expressions of interest than we can accomodate, making the selection process challenging. Presenters are selected based on the needs of our community and organisation, to ensure that the program offers a broad range of topics and workshops. We also take into consideration if a presenter has attended camp before, experience in both presenting and personal experiences, as well as diversity. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the expression of interest and we will be in touch to discuss further.


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    Please share your story with us


    Presentation/workshop details


    Is your topic better suited to a 75 minute or 90 minutes session? *75 minutes90 minutesEither is suitable

    Which group do you feel your workshop is most relevant for - please tick all that apply*Newly widowedRecently widowedMiddle widowedSeasoned widowed

    Title of proposed presentation? *

    Please provide an outline of your proposed presentation/workshop, including the amount of time spent on each topic or activity *

    Explain three specific practical concepts or skills that participants should expect to take away for the presentation *

    Identify potential challenges associated with the presentation *

    Are there any other topics you would like to present? *


    Relevant examples of your work on this topic *


    Additional information

    Any additional information?


    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Camp Widow Australia volunteer presenter. We look forward to reviewing your submission.