Fun Element Coordinator

Description of Element/Role

The Fun Element Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of the Fun element.


Of course, we want the girls to have fun in all of their sessions. Activities centered on this element are designed to introduce the girls to new and wholesome ways of having fun whilst helping them discover and develop their talents.


  • Ensure that the team of leaders are confident in the delivery of their sessions for the week.
  • Ensure that all facilities and materials are in place for each activity.
  • Ensure that the Campettes are comfortable and happy to participate in the activities.
  • Willing to participate in all element activities and encourage their team of leaders and Campettes to do so too.



Attend Camp:

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

Attend Training

The Fun Coordinator may organise and lead a Fun 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.

Sample activities

Cupcake decorating

Flower arranging


High energy group games

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/volunteering in a pastoral care environment such as a school, youth club or similar


High energy, fun loving and positive leaders are required for this active element.

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

Catherine Blee - Fun Leader

More Info

Interested in volunteering at a Summer Camp?