Camp First Aider

Description of Element/Role

The welfare and safety of our Campettes and Leaders is of precedence to Michaela Foundation.
Therefore, we like to appoint at least two Leaders at each Camp to the role of Camp First Aider.
This is not a standalone role. For example, you may assume the role of both Fun Leader and Camp First Aider.


  • Undertake training and development applicable to this role.
  • Keep a record of all training you receive.
  • Represent Michaela Foundation in a professional manner at Camp.
  • Have due regard to Campette/Leader confidentiality at all times
  • Ensure that all first aid equipment used is fit for purpose, cleaned and stored in accordance with procedures and any faults or damage is reported. (First aid kit, defibrillator)
  • Follow all other Michaela Foundation policies as implemented within the organisation, especially those that relate to the health and safety of our Campettes and Leaders.


Attend Camp:

  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday 8.30am – 4pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Attend Training


  • If you are already trained in First Aid, or, are a trained healthcare professional; you won’t need further training. However, you will need to provide evidence of your completed training.
  • We will provide First Aid training on a Camp to Camp needed basis.
  • Ethos training: 25th May 2019, Queen’s University Belfast (full day training event)
  • We will advertise Child Protection training dates/venues in your area closer to Camp. It is mandatory all Leaders’ complete a 3 hour Child Protection training course prior to Camp. Training lasts 3 years until it is up for renewal. Please note if there is training available pre-Camp within your local GAA club or school this is also valid.
  • Specific activity training will be available online for the recruited team members.



Skills you will develop:

  • Communication skills
  •  Confidence
  • First aid (Only those who attend first aid training)
  • Use of defibrillator (Only those who attend first aid training)

Free training available:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • First Aid  (Camp to Camp needed basis)
  • Autism Awareness
  • Michaela Foundation ethos training

Other perks:

  • It looks great on your CV
  • You can learn new things
  • You can make a positive difference to people in your community
  • You can use your abilities and develop new skills
  • You will gain valuable experience that will help you in the future
  • Volunteering will improve your employability
  • You could meet lots of people and make new friends.

You will obtain a gorgeous, limited edition Michaela Foundation Camp Leader’s jersey.

This role is best suited to...

Individuals who:

  • are interested in first aid
  • are able to lead a team
  • are able to work as part of a team
  • are able to work under direction
  • possess good communication skills
  • are ‘fit for role’ (i.e. physically able to demonstrate basic life support)

General information for all Michaela Foundation volunteers

Recruitment method:
To become a Michaela Foundation volunteer you must complete the online application form and provide references. All Summer Camp volunteers are required to undergo a vetting check. (Access NI or Garda Vetting) You will complete an introduction package and receive training relevant to your role. You will only be able to begin your volunteering once we have completed the necessary checks relevant to your role.
Ongoing training:
All our volunteers are provided with the necessary training to enable them to carry out their role. This training will either be provided face-to-face or through the online training hub.
All information concerning volunteers and Campettes shall be treated as strictly confidential at all times.
Equal opportunities:
It is the aim of Michaela Foundation to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, sex, race, colour, religion, marital status, sexuality or disability; or, is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. Everyone shall adhere to our equal opportunities policy and ensure that diversity is valued throughout Michaela Foundation.
Health and safety:
We aim to provide a safe environment for all our volunteers and Campettes. We will therefore make you aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out and to maintain a safe environment for volunteers, Campettes or visitors.
Data protection:
If you have contact with data systems, computerised or otherwise, you are required to obtain, process and/or use the information in a fair and lawful way; to hold data only for the specific registered purpose; and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose. To disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

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