About this opportunity
Puddle Jumpers Inc (PJs) is a non profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people; priority of our work is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents.
We aim to empower children to recognise and express their individual abilities, interests, and talents, and to provide each child and young person with a transformative opportunity to grow and develop their own capacities and competencies. We aim to build resilience in kids to enable them to believe in themselves, to believe that anything is possible and help them ‘jump over puddles’ that they have in their own lives.
We will do this by:
- Providing recreational and educational residential camps for kids
- Providing volunteer positive mentors for kids on camps
- 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 the experience of camp for all involved
- Having high ratios of volunteers on all camps and activities
- Enhancing volunteers’ social leadership skills
- Promoting healthy lifestyle practices through policies such as sun smart and healthy eating
- Expanding children and young people’s aspirations and visions of themselves
- Providing leadership development opportunities for volunteers which contribute towards building individual self confidence
- Enhancing children’s skills to facilitate positive self-determination and empowerment
- Facilitating social engagement opportunities, which encourage the development of empathy and compassion for those less fortunate.
- Working from a strengths based approach; enhancing and building on existing strengths and capacities
Volunteer with us today as a camp mentor for kids!
Working with Children Check *.
As you are working with children, all volunteers must have a working with children's check.
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* 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).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.
Camp mentors are required every school holidays, over a weekend or week for about 3-4 days.Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Travelling Volunteers
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
- Companionship & Social Support
There will be a training at the camp site prior to kids arriving. what to expect, and need to know.