Faith Leader

Description of Element/Role

The Faith Element Leader will assist with the delivery of the Faith element.
The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp provides Campettes with a fun and joyful environment to explore their religious beliefs and identity. It’s place where Campettes can truly celebrate being themselves, and think about the importance of leading a meaningful life.


  • 1212assist in delivering the set activities to 4 groups of Campettes.
  • assist the coordinator in ensuring that all facilities and materials are in place for each activity.
  • encourage the Campettes to participate in the activities.
  • participate in all element activities and encourage other leaders and Campettes to do so too


Attend Camp:

  • Monday – Friday (See full list of Camp dates here)
  • Monday 8.30am – 4pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Attend Training (See further details below)
The Faith Coordinator may organise and lead a Faith team meeting prior to Camp commencing. The dates of these meetings are at the team’s 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
  • are able to work under direction
  • 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.

Faith should be an integral part of the Faith Leader’s life. They should be confident and comfortable talking about their own faith and the role it plays in their lives. They should be happy to pray and reflect with the girls.

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.

Meet an Experienced Volunteer

Niamh McGirr - Faith Leader

Killian Barrett- Faith Leader

Catherine Blee - Faith Leader

More Info

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