Volunteer Camp Counsellor
The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic camp counsellors to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis.
Camp Cambria is hosted at Camp Kodiak, located North of Parry Sound in McKellar, ON
Volunteer Camp Counsellors need to be available from August 18, 2019 to August 24, 2019 inclusive (pre-training required).
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- Lead campers aged 8 to 17 years of age, who are suffering with arthritis, some of whom have been newly diagnosed.
- Share in regular cabin responsibilities with a co-counsellor, including overnight and daily routine supervision.
- Ensure campers safety and well-being and promote conditions that allow their experience at CampCambria to be as fun, educative and rewarding as possible.
- Assist camper’s successful transition to camp, supporting them in dealing with difficult emotions such as homesickness, peer-related issues and other challenges.
- Support campers in using their ‘rest period’ to recharge and have heat/ice as needed.
- Assist in the implementation of daily activities.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
- Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
- Volunteer must be at least 21 years old.
- Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification.
- Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting is an asset.
- Passion for working with children of all ages.
- Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.
- An Arthritis Society Staff member will be your main point of contact
- Other volunteers and Arthritis Society staff, including the national volunteer engagement team
Counsellors need to be comfortable working in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.
- All accommodations, meals and transportation to and from camp are incurred by the Society.
- Develop transferable skills related to leadership and program coordination
- Develop time-management and communications skills
- Give back to the community and impact those living with arthritis
- Use and develop specialized skills and talents while contributing to the Society’s mission
- Build connections and be part of a community
- A letter of reference can be provided at the completion of the volunteer term
To live in a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives.
To invest in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis.
Staff and volunteers of the Arthritis Society embody the following characteristics:
- Passionate commitment
- Spirited teamwork
- Bold innovation
- Courageous leadership
For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535. To apply, please visit: https://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com/.
Please also visit www.arthritis.ca/campcambria for more details.
We thank all applicants for their interest in volunteering with the Arthritis Society, however, please be advised that not all candidates can be selected to join our volunteering program.