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Camp Abilities Ireland


Camp Abilities Ireland



At a Glance

  • Start Date:25/03/2018
  • End Date:30/03/2018
  • Closing date:25/03/2018
  • Post Updated:16/06/2017
  • Min Hours:6 Days
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:You must be at least 18 years or over. You need to be available for the full length of the camp session i.e. 23rd-30th of March 2018.


Camp Abilities is a residential sports and  recreation camp for children with vision impairments.

The Role of a Volunteer CARA

Everyone who works directly with the campers in Camp Abilities are referred to as a CARA. One of the most important aspects of your role is to support and encourage each camper to participate fully in all aspects of the camp activities, and in doing so you will maximise their benefit to the camp.  This can include anything from waking the campers up in the morning to helping them prepare for bed, and everything in-between.  You will work as part of a team to ensure the safety and welfare of the campers in your care and above all, make their experience a FUN one. It is important that this relationship is built on trust, empathy, respect and acceptance. A CARA can have a huge influence on a campers experience especially if it is their first time at camp so please fulfil your role to the best of your ability!

Everyone has a unique contribution to make to the camp. Everyone should work together to use each other’s talents and develop a partnership to ensure everyone gets the best out of the camp.  

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

The Camp take place in Cappanalea OEC, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Niamh Daffy

Address: CARA , C/O Institute of Technology Tralee, South Campus, Clash Road, Tralee, Co Kerry


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