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Volunteer Camp Leader Job Description

Title:Volunteer Camp Leader

Responsible to:Camp Director and Volunteer Manager

Direct relationship with:participants and staff/volunteers

Purpose of Role:

To enable young people with and without disabilities to participate in positive camp and community experiences

Key Tasks and responsibilities:

Pre-camp duties:

  • Gather reference material such as story books, groups ideas, games and skits, songs to use whilst on camp.
  • Attend pre-camp meeting and training with staff and volunteers.

During camp duties:

  • Listen to your campers.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment for the campers and staff.
  • Promote feelings of self-worth, belonging and uniqueness in your campers.
  • Help campers develop and learn new skills/activities.
  • Communicate feedback, ideas and concerns to the camp director or volunteer manager.
  • Attend and participate in meetings whilst on camp.
  • Instruct campers in your skill/program allocated to you from the camp director.
  • Find out personal requirements of campers from your camp director.
  • Greet parents and campers at arrival and departure points.
  • Work with campers to prepare for activities, mealtimes, mobility, personal hygiene and other tasks.
  • Assist with planning of the day to day activities whilst on camp.
  • Participate in evaluation of the program at the conclusion of the camp.
  • Respond to all aspects of safe working practices and procedures and promptly report any incidences to the camp director.

Desirable Personal Qualities:

  • A genuine interest in working with children and young people.
  • Enjoy working in the outdoors and camping.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Qualifications in camping and outdoor education desirable.
  • Driver’s License preferred, but not essential.
  • First Aid qualifications are also desirable.

Timing:

  • One orientation day for training.
  • 1 evening training session throughout the year.
  • Attend at least one weekend or school holiday camp per year.

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