To look after the daily needs of the campers and to accompany them in their activities and provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for each camper in our care.
As Interpreter Cara you perform a very important role as the link between campers and staff. All Interpreters take on Cara roles when they get to Barretstown.
Barretstown reimburses a percentage of your flight ticket to I
Roles and responsibilities of a volunteer cara at camp
Everyone who volunteers at Barretstown is known as a ‘Cara’. Cara is the Irish word for “friend.” As the title suggests volunteer Cara’s roles and responsibility are for providing a safe, fun and supportive environment for each camper in our care. As a cara your role at camp is also to look after the daily needs of the campers, to accompany them in their activities and provide them with a fun, safe and supportive environment. All our programmes are facilitated by trained staff.
All volunteering is residential. You commit to the entire number of days for for a summer camp (8 -5 days of camp, 1 day of training which is extra).
A weekend is 3 days for Family Camp, 4 days for Bereavement Camp.
Volunteering at Barretstown is a truly unforgettable experience – fun activities, lots of laughs and the knowledge that you are directly helping children living with a serious illness and their families.