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Searching for Summer Volunteers at Kids Cancer Care

5757 4 St SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 1K8 [map]
5-100 hours / daily
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Summer Camp Volunteer 

The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind, and spirit. With a vision of providing a cure for every child and care for every family, Kids Cancer Care strives to end childhood cancer, while easing the pain and suffering of the disease through three essential program areas: 1. Camp and Outreach; 2. Research and Hospital; and 3. Education Support and Scholarships.   

  
At Kids Cancer Care, we consider it an honour and privilege to do the work we do. We get to help deserving children and families and we get to see our community at its finest - volunteering, donating, hosting fundraisers, and helping others.  

 
We love our work, and we love the children and families we serve. We take our jobs seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We pride ourselves on having a fun, vibrant and sometimes quirky team that works, laughs, cries, eats, plays and celebrates together.   


The Position  

Summer Camp Volunteers are assigned to a team of campers for the entire week at camp. Kids Cancer Care offer both overnight and day camps for children aged 3-17. Your role is to provide camper focused support while working positively with other camp team members. Our overnight positions require an overnight from Monday – Friday at Camp Kindle in Water Valley, whilst our day camp positions are based in Calgary and Edmonton.  

 

Kids Cancer Care Summer Camps 

 

SunRise - SunRise is a private day camp for children aged 3-7 years held at recreational centers in Calgary and Edmonton for children affected by childhood cancer. This unique experience for children ages three to seven includes field trips, arts and crafts and visits from clowns, firefighters, magicians and other exciting folk. SunRise gives kids a chance to connect with other kids their age, while experiencing loads of summer fun.  

SunMaker/SunHaven - SunMaker campers aged 7-14 years (children affected by childhood cancer) and SunHaven campers (children affected by a parent’s cancer) provide children the opportunity to go to Camp Kindle together and enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and support from children experiencing cancer from different perspectives. Sharing experiences and building memories together, these campers can learn and grow from each other as they battle cancer from their unique positions. SunMaker and SunHaven campers experience all that Camp Kindle has to offer – swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts, climbing wall, games, campfires and so much more!  

SunChaser - This leadership program for children aged 15-17 years is designed to develop and challenge youth through on-site camp experiences at Camp Kindle. SunChaser is open to campers who have completed our SunMaker or SunHaven programs, but still wish to be involved in the hustle and bustle on-site. Campers will develop skills in teamwork, communication and leadership, while also enjoying the magic of camp and a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.  

 

 
Key Areas of Responsibility  

 

To provide camper focused care and support by: 

 

Building camper relationships through helping to create a welcoming, friendly camp environment by role modeling positive behaviors and relationships, engaging campers during program and non-programmed time and encouraging campers to make friends and connect with others.  

Ensuring camper health, safety and well-being through following camp rules regarding safety, and behaving in a safe and appropriate manner, role modeling healthy and safe behaviors for campers and ensuring campers are applying sunscreen and staying hydrated.  

Being vigilant about signs of cold/flu/covid symptoms from any camper or camp team member, escalating to the senior camp team and ensuring campers see the nursing/medical team if any symptoms arise.  

 

General Responsibilities 

 

Positively contributes to the camp environment by working well with all team members.  

Observing camp’s three pillars of respect: 1) Respect for Self, 2) Respect for Others, and 3) Respect for the Environment 

Attend camp volunteer training weekend and pre-camp volunteer meetings prior to the start of the camp season 

Appropriately follow camp policies and procedures and abide by the volunteer code of conduct 

Build and engage in healthy camper/volunteer relationships 

Take the bus to and from camp to provide camper support and supervision 

Actively work to develop personal and professional skills, accept and incorporate constructive feedback 

Provide proactive feedback to the Camp Program Team and Volunteer Coordinator 

Wear costumes, dance, sing songs, and tell stories and riddles on a time… and so much more!  
 
Time Commitment 

Camp Kindle (Overnight Camp – all accommodation and food
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Building camper relationships through helping to create a welcoming, friendly camp environment by role modeling positive behaviors and relationships, engaging campers during program and non-programmed time and encouraging campers to make friends and connect with others.
  • Good for families
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  • Good for youth