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Welcome to SU Victoria. SU stands for Scripture Union, an organisation with over 140 years of history.

We like to think of ourselves as a movement, because at the heart of our work and life is the enormous contribution of ordinary people who through the years have done extraordinary things working with young people and families. Every year, our staff team supports around 1000 volunteers, mostly from local churches who commit to lead on camps, holiday programs and in schools in order to build up young people and families to live more resilient and hope filled lives. Literally tens of thousands of young adults have learned lifelong leadership and service skills through SU. You are most welcome to explore serving through SU.

As a branch of the mainstream Christian church, our work is framed by the values expressed in the life and teachings of Jesus, including acceptance, respect for people, mercy, kindness, generosity, optimism and faith. Our methods of work are relational and voluntary, modelling effective and confident living and relationships. Our people come from a variety of Christian traditions including Anglican, Uniting Church, Baptist, Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Pentecostal.

Among our principal activities are:

Schools

Contact: (03) 9482 5700 (then dial 1)
Creative strategies for working with ‘at risk’ young people in schools and communities, including Curriculum support, lunchtime programs, seminars, leadership development, ethics and lifestyle, peer support and mentoring, camping.

 

Missions

Contact: (03) 9482 5700 (then dial 2)
These are Christian ‘Holiday Programs’ conducted by SU, and include:

  • Free, fun and interactive holiday programs in over 20 different holiday locations.
  • Youth support work in NYE hotspots
  • School term holiday clubs.

 

Camps

Contact: (03) 5156 6315
A range of options for young people and families including:
Residential camps for schools at Coolamatong, adventure camping, holiday camps for families and young people.

 

Internships

Contact: (03) 9482 5700
SU operates a vocational learning program that combines exciting, on the ground’ ministry involvement, with gaining a formal certificate in Youth work. Interns can either serve in schools or in camping programs. The program runs for a year.

 

Resources

Contact: (03) 9482 5700 (then dial 3)
Our bookshop is set up to stock a select range of the very best tools to assist people to work with children, young people and families ranging from philosophical to immediately practical. SU also has an excellent range of Bible reading aids for all ages.

SU is a non profit organisation, and almost totally funded through donations from Christians and churches. We welcome you to support our work in this way.

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