Volunteer Camp Counsellor Support

(Sunrise Developmental Support Services)

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Position ID: V-OSH0330
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 03 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Camp Counsellor Support

Contact Carly Lambe, Recreation Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Sunrise Developmental Support Services; Phone: 289 927 5977 ext 1; Email: recmanager@sunrisedss.ca

Attending a mandatory intake meeting with the Recreation Manager along with a 2-day training sometime in July. 

Support adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a Camp setting, bringing them to activities around camp, ensuring to attend to their emotional needs, acting as a support "friend-like" role.

Assist with daily routines including but not limited to: clothing changing, teeth brushing, showering, supporting toileting (whiping, accidents causing clothing changes from soiling).

Report any issues, concerns, behaviours etc. to a staff or the recreation manager. 

Attend daily volunteer meetings to discuss days' events, things to note of or check ins/debriefs.

Ensure members are brought to meal times (9am, 1pm & 6pm)

Ensure members who have medications receive them whether in the dining hall during meal times to brought to the nurse's cabin. Ensuring member's health is mantained and brought to the nurses for any potential concerns i.e., cuts, falls, heat exhaustion, pain, etc.

More Info Link https://www.sunrisedss.ca/
Benefits Amazing full paid week long experience at Camp * fully catered * fun themes and activities. 
Up to 150 hours of community service
Clients Adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, capacities regarding communication, mobility and independence vary.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support for Visual Impairments ; Support Group Facilitation ; Youth & Activity Camp Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills - adaptable to a variety of communication styles for individuals who are verbal, non-verbal ; Medical Assistance - bringing members to nurses for any first aid, medical needs or medication administration ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Supporting adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities
Commitment Length One Time / Special Event - Third week in August - dates will be release in early 2024 ; Located on Lake Temagami at Camp Wabikon
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Will be assigned to a cabin with staff and other volunteers with some members to facilitate support and programming throughout the week. 
Overnight Camp.
Minimum Hours 160 (Total)
Dates and Times Monday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Awake by 8am or earlier if members need) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Bedtime for members is 11pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Curfew for everyone is 1am latest.) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sleep Away Camp
Seasons Summer
Accessibility Partially Accessible - uneven terrain, a lot of walking
Location Camp Wabikon, 2430 T234 Lake Temagami, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0 -Bus Transportation Provided from Whitby
Number of Positions Ajax ; Bowmanville ; Clarington ; Durham Region ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Temagami ; Whitby 
30 individual(s) needed in total. 
Bus Leaves from Whitby
Training Orientation - assessment intake meeting with Recreation Manager ; Training is provided - 2-training ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Transportation provided - Bus is provided to the Camp from Whitby - Ferry to Island/Camp is provided
Application Deadline 21 Jun 2024
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements If over 18 vulnerable sector police check required

Agency Details: Sunrise Developmental Support Services

Office Phone 905-438-9910
E-Mail programs@sunrisedss.ca
Website www.sunrisedss.ca
Address & Map
1621 McEwen Dr
Unit 6
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9A5
Mailing Address 1621 McEwen Dr 
Unit 6 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 9A5

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