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The Arthritis Society

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Catherine Harwood
Regional Development Manager, Eastern Ontario
The Arthritis Society

300-885 Meadowlands Dr. E
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2C 3N2

TEL: 613-723-1083

E-mail: charwood@arthritis.ca
Web: arthritis.ca

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Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Arthritis Society is a national health charity, fueled by donors and volunteers, with a vision to live in a world where people can be free from the devastating effects that arthritis can have on lives.


www.arthritis.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Camp Counsellor (Minimum Age of 21)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic CAMP COUNSELLORS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

▪ Lead campers aged 7 to 17 years of age, who are suffering with arthritis, some of whom have been newly diagnosed.
▪ Share in regular cabin responsibilities with a co-counsellor, including overnight and daily routine supervision. ▪ Ensure campers safety and well-being, and make their Camp Cambria experience as fun and rewarding as possible.
▪ Assist camper’s transition to camp, dealing with difficult emotions such as homesickness, peer-related issues and program issues.
▪ Ensure campers are using their ‘rest period’ to recharge and have heat/ice as needed.
▪ Assist in the implementation of daily activities.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.
For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Camp Cambria located at Camp Kodiak (Host Camp), North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs.
▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp.
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Transporter Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic TRANSPORTERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff by transporting staff and/or campers by means of golf cart, as required, to daily activities.
▪ Transport campers and/or staff to medical facilities when additional care is required.
▪ Responsible for monitoring and distributing hot and cold packs throughout the day, as necessary.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Transporters may be asked to perform various supportive duties, including delivering refreshments to campers and assisting with luggage drop off.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp, including the proper use of golf carts at all times.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ All drivers must hold at minimum a G1 driver’s license and have experience driving.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
The Walk for Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. The Walk unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis in communities across the country to fund a cure and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. Walking together for seven years, the Walk has raised over $10 million to help erase the pain of arthritis.

The Walk is a great way to give back to your community and the Arthritis Society. When you volunteer at the Ottawa Walk for Arthritis, you are helping to make a special day even better for those who have come together to raise much needed funds for critical research, education and advocacy initiatives - improving lives of the 6 million Canadians living with this debilitating disease. Grab your family and friends and make a difference!

There are many volunteer roles including: registration, Family Zone, Cheerleaders, Route Marshals, and more!

Sunday, June 3rd at Carleton University's Alumni Park
Approx: 7:30 am-1:00 pm
Please sign up to volunteer : Walkforarthritis.ca and click on "Participate" and follow the instructions to volunteer.
Location: Carleton University- Alumni Park
Deadline: May 30, 2018