Fáilte Element Coordinator

Description of Element/Role

As an organisation, we are proud of our Irish culture and heritage. This element is designed to introduce the Campettes to different aspects of the Irish culture; art, language, sport, dance and music. Through an awareness and appreciation of the Irish culture, we hope that the Campettes will become increasingly aware, appreciative and respectful of other cultures and traditions. Where possible, activities should be delivered through the medium of Irish.


  • Ensure that the team of leaders are confident in the delivery of their activities for the week
  • The Fáilte Element Coordinator will need to ensure that all facilities and materials are in place for each session.
  • The Fáilte Element Coordinator should ensure that the Campettes are comfortable and are engaging with the activities.
  • The Fáilte Element Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the ethos and environment is fitting for the activities.
  • Ensure that the Campettes understand what is being said and asked, especially when delivering the session through the medium of Irish
  • Fáilte Element Coordinators should be passionate about all aspects of Irish culture.
  • The Fáilte Element Coordinator should encourage their team to deliver all activities primarily through the medium of Irish.
  • They should adopt an array of strategies to ensure that all Campette’s expand their vocabulary in Irish.


Attend Camp:

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

Attend Training (See further details below)
The Fáilte Coordinator may organise and lead a team meeting prior to Camp commencing. The dates of these meetings are at their discretion.


Ethos training: 25th May 2019, Queen’s University Belfast (full day training event)
First aid training is optional but advised. As least two members of the team must be first aid trained. If you are already trained in First Aid, or, are a trained healthcare professional; you won’t need to attend this training. However, you will need to provide evidence of your completed training.
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 (Places are limited)
  • Autism Awareness (Places are limited)
  • 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...

people who:

  • are able to lead a team
  • are able to work as part of a team
  • possess good communication skills
  • possess excellent management skills
  • are naturally passionate about Michaela Foundation’s values
  • have experience working in a pastoral care environment such as a school, youth club or similar.
  • are Irish speakers
  • are passionate about the Irish culture: sport, music, art, dance and language

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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