Volunteering-key worker

This years CHIVA support camp is taking place from Tuesday 14th August - Saturday 18th August in Tonbridge, Kent. To apply to attend as a volunteer key worker please complete the form here and send to; Getinvolved@chiva.org.uk and cc Amanda.ely@chiva.org.uk by 12th March 2018. 

You will need to be available to arrive at camp on Monday 13th August for preparation and briefing. You will also need to be available to attend the volunteer training from Friday 1st June (evening) - Saturday 2nd June (evening). 

What do volunteers do at camp?

Each volunteer key worker is allocated a small group of young people to key work throughout the camp. A key worker assists the young people in attending workshops and joins them in some of the outward bounds, social and leisure activities. You provide the participants with support and a listening ear throughout the camp, and help them to overcome any anxieties or difficulties they may experience. You will also support participants in taking their medication and record this at camp-with the support of the health care lead. At all times you will have the support and guidance of an allocated supervisor, and you will be working together as a team.

Prior to camp you will attend a training weekend, where you will meet the staff team and other volunteers and receive training related to Child Protection, children and HIV and how the support camp works. After the weekend we will confirm which volunteers we will invite to come to camp.

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“I have been inspired by the compassion and empathy shown by the young people towards each other.”

(Key worker, camp 2013)

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