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Camp Mentors

  • Location: South Australia SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Camps run from Thursdays to Monday's Thursdays to Mondays residential placements. Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Tutoring & Coaching
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Training

    As position description

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Puddle Jumpers’ mission is to support disadvantaged children and their families. Our first and most important responsibility is the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people we support. Our recruitment and selection process includes comprehensive police checks to assess applicants’ suitability to work with children and young people. We are able to undertake the police check for free as part of the application.
    There are no requirements other than a keen interest in helping and wanting to make a difference.
    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Puddle Jumpers believes all kids matter, and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life.

We aim to provide opportunities for volunteers to be involved in their community and open their hearts to the wonderful world of helping others. We aim to provide volunteers with training, support, and opportunities to expand their own development, promote social awareness, social compassion, and social leadership. Encouraging our volunteers to develop a social partnership to enhance their own lives and the lives of the children and young people they engage with. We aim for volunteers to understand and value, the impact that their actions and heats can have on others in the community, especially those in need, thereby enhancing young adults sense of social community, interaction, and belonging.

We will do this by: • Providing volunteers (especially young adults) with the opportunity to volunteer and gain experience in the human services sector • Promoting positive concepts of self-worth through the challenges and involvement in relationships and activities • Enhancing volunteers personal development skills • Ensuring that all volunteers receive adequate training and screening checks to optimise their volunteering experience for all involved • Working from a strengths based approach; enhancing and building on existing strengths and capacities

Duties specific to the position: • 1 on 1 child mentoring • Maintaining a safe environment for children • Participating in camp activities – e.g. bike riding, kayaking, crafts • Providing a positive role model for kids • Putting kids to bed, helping them go back to sleep if they wake up in the night • Helping with camp preparation