Volunteer Cara

Cara is the Irish word for “friend.”

The role of a volunteer cara at camp

As a cara your role at camp is 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. Cara is the Irish word for “friend”

All our programmes are facilitated by trained staff.

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.

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 a ...

The commitment as a volunteer Cara at camp ranges from 3/4 days for our family and bereavement weekends to 4 to 9 days for our children and teen camps. 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 is provided for all volunteers. Spring and Autumn volunteers based in Ireland attend a training session prior to camp. Summer volunteers are trained as part of your summer session. Oversees volunteers will receive training on arrival at camp.
Autumn Training (Sunday 10th Sept or Wednesday 18th Oct 5.30pm-9.00pm)

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