What are Camps?
Camps give young people experiencing hardship, a cost-free holiday activity that they would not normally have access to. Our Youth Camps are designed to promote social inclusion, community building and developing children’s self-esteem. Kids camps are often an extension of Buddies Day, SENSE Youth Mentoring and VoRTCS programs
It is an opportunity to for volunteers to provide children with an amazing experience during the school holidays.
Your role as a volunteer
Volunteers play an integral part in camps by providing a positive role-model and giving the children a safe and fun holiday experience. Camps are designed to promote social inclusion, community building and developing children’ self-esteem. Camps are an opportunity for volunteers to become role models for children through providing an amazing camp experience
Kids Camp are an opportunity for volunteers to become role models for children through providing an amazing camp experience. Volunteers also gain many benefits from the program through the planning and working with children. Being able to continue the connections from the monthly youth programs onto a camp setting allows volunteers to bond with the children on a different level.
For volunteers looking to improve their skills, there are leadership opportunities available for volunteers to step into and challenge yourself on a different level.
Being a volunteer for St Vincent de Paul is an eye opening experience and exposed me to issues in the community I didn’t know happened so close to home. The Youth Program that Vinnies run are incredibly beneficial to kids and volunteers alike – we all have an awesome time, the kids are able to be kids and volunteers learn all kinds of skills!
I love being able to make a difference, even if it’s small, in my local community. Being a volunteer with Vinnies has enabled me to do just that.
There is no denying, I have been blessed with a good life; my choice to be a young Vincentian was based on the indelible need to be able to share my good fortune. I do this not by donating money, which is a generous gesture in itself, but by investing myself into a program that I believe has a positive impact on young lives.
I was not expecting a return on my investment but the joy and sense of pride ignited by being involved with such a program has been the best unexpected gift I have ever received.