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Canadian Cancer Society – Halifax (Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes – Family Camp Volunteer)

Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society – Halifax
Opportunity Title: Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes – Family Camp Volunteer
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Less than 6 months, One Day / Special Event
Start Date: April 5, 2024
End Date: May 15, 2024

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Background: The Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes family camp provides an opportunity for families with a child diagnosed with cancer to reconnect, have fun and connect with a community who has similar experiences. Our scheduling includes time for rest and revitalization.   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: At Camp Goodtimes we’re proud to have a diverse volunteer community varied in age, experience and backgrounds. We believe this makes for a strong and dynamic team that can help create special memories and experiences for all our campers.  People from all walks of life with a variety of abilities and interests are welcome.  To ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers must meet the following requirements: All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age – Volunteers must obtain a Police Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification – Are self-motivated and demonstrate positive values – Demonstrate enthusiasm and enjoy teamwork – Are flexible and willing to support where needed   WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:  Assigned to 1 or 2 families as a host – Spend time and engage the families in the activities of the weekend – Support families through activity transitions and connecting with other families – Will spend some time with the children of the families (with other hosts, children, and camp staff) without the parents/caregivers   YOUR COMMITMENT: Dates: May 24-26,   Location: Brigadoon Village in Aylesford, – Arrive to camp on Friday afternoon for training before families arrive, – Stay over night from Friday to Sunday – Departure is on Sunday early afternoon   PERKS OF VOLUNTEERING AT CAMP GOODTIMES:   Be a part of children and their families re-connecting with one another – Help provide recreation for families where kids can be kids and parents/caregivers can connect with others going through a similar experience – Encourage participants to develop skills through fun interactive activities – Experience the triumphs and joys of witnessing new goals being met and trying new things – Participate in the fun activities camp has to offer (archery, high ropes, paddling, etc.) – All meals and snacks for the weekend are provided. Join the Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes Family Camp team and help make a real difference for Canadians impacted by cancer!

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1650 N River Rd, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0

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