Volunteer Interpreter and Chaperone Roles

You could perform a very important role in translating and acting as the link between campers and staff

Do you speak multiple languages?

Could you interpret for our campers or are you interested in escorting a group of campers to Barretstown from their home country?

Each summer children and teens from across Europe & USA come to Barretstown to participate in our programmes.

We require chaperones and interpreters from the following countries: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Ireland, USA

All our programmes are taught through English. You must be fluent in both languages.

Interpreter or Chaperone?

Interpreter role

To facilitate smooth and effective communication across all aspects of camp to ensure maximum participation for non-English speaking children.

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.

Chaperone role

To chaperone the campers to and from their home country. As a chaperone you provide comfort, companionship, safety and support during travel.

At camp you are also responsible for facilitating smooth and effective communication looking after the daily needs of the campers accompany them in their activities and provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for each camper in our care.

Volunteering at camp

All our programmes are directed by a very experienced team.

A range of fun, challenging, and exciting activities are on offer such as archery, canoeing, horse riding, and drama which are designed to allow families and campers to share experiences and try new things.

What should you expect?

The commitment as an interpreter or chaperone is 8 or 9 days.

Our camp calendar outlines all our camps for the year and the commitment required. Volunteering at camp is residential and you must commit to the full session. Food, accommodation and transportation to and from the airport are provided.

See camp calendar

What training will you receive?

Training for all new interpreters takes place the first day of the session. You stay on site after the training and the children and chaperones arrive the following day.

As a chaperone you will receive online training prior to travel and will also receive support from our Family Liaison Team before and during travel. Training will then be provided at camp.

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