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Enhancing the health and social wellbeing of children and young people living with HIV

Volunteering-key worker

What do volunteer key workers do at camp?

Each key worker is allocated a small group of young people to support throughout the camp. A key worker enables the young people to attend workshops and supports them in some of the outward bounds and leisure activities. Key workers provide participants with support and a listening ear throughout the camp, and help young people to overcome any anxieties or difficulties they may experience. Key workers also support participants in taking their medication and record this at camp-with the support of the health care lead. Key workers have the guidance of an allocated supervisor, and work as part of a team.

Prior to camp all key workers are required to attend a training weekend, where you will meet the staff team and other volunteers and receive training related to Child Protection, Children and HIV. After the weekend we will confirm which volunteers we will invite to come to camp.

Apply to be a key worker at camp.

Applications are now closed for our 2020 camp but please get in touch with us if you are interested in getting involved with CHIVA in another capacity.

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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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