This is an opportunity for 10 members to take on leadership skills and apply them at our Children’s Summer camp 2019 as a Young Leader, in a positive peer to peer environment.

What is required of a Young Leader?

This opportunity is open for clients who are between the ages of 17 to 22.

  • Ideally you have attended the Blind Foundation Youth Leadership programme in the past or you are wanting to embark in Youth Leadership in the future.
  • Enjoy working with children aged 8-14 years
  • Someone who is wanting to further their leadership skills and be given an opportunity to give back.
  • Have good adaptive daily living and orientation and mobility skills.
  • Will show empathy and enthusiasm and be available to support children as much as possible throughout camp.

When and Where?

Camp starts on Monday 14 January through to Friday 18 January 2019. However Young Leaders who are accepted will be required to arrive at camp a day early (Sunday 13 January 2019) to attend an evening and morning workshop around leadership.

Camp will be held at: Mi Camp, 100 Rawhira Road, Waitetoko, RD 2, Turangi 3382

Transport and Cost?

As a Young Leader/ Blind Foundation Volunteer we request that everyone makes their own way to and from Camp. However, if this is difficult an alternative option may be available – this will be arranged once accepted into the programme.

There is no cost for attending camp. There may be incidental costs for appropriate gear or food while travelling.

So how do I apply?

Please complete and return registration and medication (if applicable) forms by no later than Friday 21 September 2018 to Heather McGill, Community Life Enrichment; hmcgill@blindfoundation.org.nz; 96 Bristol St, St Albans, Christchurch 8014.

For further information, please contact Heather on 03 375 4327 or 027 212 6321.

Find out more about the Summer Camp here.

Please note:

Late registrations will not be considered. Numbers are limited and there is a selection process meaning not everyone who applies is guaranteed selection. All accepted Young Leaders will need to go through the Blind Foundation volunteer process prior to camp