This organisation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational, educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar situations and develop new friendships. Dedicated volunteers provide assistance with a range of supports such as camp leaders, activity day volunteers, bus supervisors, camp nurses, clinical assistants and office administration.
They are seeking enthusiastic volunteer camp leaders to attend Kookaburra Kids weekend camps in NSW. Camps run throughout the year in numerous locations across NSW supporting kids from 8-18yrs of age. Weekend camps run from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon.
They are seeking adults over the age of 21 from all walks of life. Camp Leaders do not have to have any experience in mental health but are required to undertake volunteer screening and induction training. The role would suit an individual who has a passion for this cause, who is reliable, energetic and has the ability to relate to kids and have fun! The main goal of a camp leader is support kids to be in kids in an environment that they feel safe and secure.
Tasks • Be available from Friday evening through till Sunday afternoon • Provide support to kids whilst on camps including supervising an allocated group of campers for the duration of the camp weekend • Willingness to share accommodation with campers • Supporting kids to engage in education programs whilst on camp to learn about Mental Illness, coping skills and building resilience • Work as part of a team • Willingness to commit to at least 2 camps/activities throughout the year
Benefits: Reward of watching kids be kids and achieve things they never thought possible! • Sense of contributing to the community and supporting kids who are living with families affected by mental illness • Letting go for the weekend and enjoying being a kid again! • Volunteer social outings and an extended friend network • Accommodation and meals provided at no cost whilst on camp. • Fun and adventurous activities including rope climbs, giant swing, go-karting, kayaking, bush walks, craft, dress up themed nights and much more!