published in Advocacy on June 25, 2024

Ambassador Bootcamp – Brisbane 2024

FREE Teacher PD Opportunity – Brisbane, 5-6th September 2024

Lutheran Teachers, Chaplains, Principals and key leaders… you’re invited to join us at our Ambassador Bootcamp in Brisbane on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September.

This unique professional development opportunity is for Lutheran educators from the LEQ region who are passionate about service learning and international justice.

Over two days, participants will grow in their understanding of effective humanitarian aid and service learning, and they will be equipped with the skills and resources they need to be ALWS Ambassadors within their school community.


Program highlights

  • Hear stories from the humanitarian aid frontline shared by the ALWS team.
  • Hear the inspiring story of Patrick Onek who lived in Kakuma Refugee camp for ten years before travelling as a refugee to start a new life in Brisbane.
  • Discover the heart of service learning and the value of good aid.
  • Be inspired as you hear Michael Stolz’s, ALWS Executive Director, journey from business consultancy to ALWS Executive Director.
  • Challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone as you step off the edge of Kangaroo Point cliffs and abseiling down the 20 metre drop
    Jodie Hoff, sharing on Service Learning at Ambassador Bootcamp Adelaide 2023. We can’t wait to welcome Jodie again at Ambassador Bootcamp Melbourne 2024!
  • Share your ideas and passion for justice.
  • Develop a toolkit and action plan to create an impact in your student’s and community’s hearts.
  • Receive individualised support from ALWS upon returning to your school.
  • Access to a suite of ALWS resources that can inspire, equip and encourage students to explore their connection to social justice, human rights and development.
  • Gain 16 professional learning hours.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have been able to make this professional development opportunity FREE for Lutheran educators from the LEQ region… and we would love to involve an educator or two from each school community in the region.


Past Participant Feedback

“Thank you for all your hard work over the last two days. It has been amazing and it’s definitely been an answer to my prayers too with my teaching! Excited for what is to come.”
Felicity Hampel, Teacher – Redeemer Lutheran Primary School, SA


“What an intense, inspirational and info packed few days. Thank you!”
Simon Cooper, Chaplain – Immanuel College Novar Gardens, SA


“Thanks for everything you and the team presented this week. Really appreciated it! We’re looking forward to how ALWS and Navigator College can work together moving forward.”
Jamie Fewster, Teacher – Navigator College, SA


“ALWS bootcamp has inspired and challenged me on what service learning is. I can’t wait to start help making a difference to the lives of others all around the world.”
Amanda Griggs, Teacher – Our Saviour Lutheran School, Aberfoyle Park, SA



Registrations for the Ambassador Bootcamp are now open.

(Note: This is a FREE event for Principals and teachers in the LEQ region)


Venue & Parking 

Queensland Cricketer’s Club, 411 Vulture St, East Brisbane QLD 4169

The venue is located inside the stadium in The Gabba’s northern stand. Access is via the ramp walkway up from Gate 4 on Vulture Street.

Complimentary parking will be available at 85 Linton Street, East Brisbane. If you require a carpark, please advise us at least a week before the event so we can secure your spot. 


Workshop Program

The two-day workshop program will be released in early July. 


Melbourne Event

ALWS is also hosting a Melbourne event on the 26-27th August. To find out more visit – Ambassador Bootcamp – Melbourne 2024 – Australian Lutheran World Service (


Thank you to our Sponsors!

We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with the LLL. Their support has ensured that this event is free for Lutheran educators within the LEQ region. They have come on board because they recognise the value of a holistic education that grows the compassion, empathy and heart of students.

Gold Sponsors 



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