Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
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Contact the People Outdoors Manager on 03 9863 6824 to find out more about our regular induction training sessions and to register your interest.

How to Volunteer with People Outdoors:

People Outdoors utilises the services of many dedicated volunteers and staff to ensure that our programs maintain a high standard. Recruitment of volunteers is a constant and ongoing process. As the number of different programs that we offer increase, so does our need for more volunteers!

We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to volunteer with People Outdoors. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age and willing to offer support to a variety of individuals who participate in the programs run by People Outdoors.

People Outdoors predominantly run camping programs for people with a disability aged 6 to adulthood.

Weekend camps are conducted on a regular basis, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Groups stay in bunkhouse accommodation at accredited Australian Camps Association member campsites and all transport, accommodation and meal costs are covered for volunteers.

These weekend camps form the majority of our workload, but there are other program options for volunteers to select from such as day activities and school holiday camps.

Volunteers work on a one-to-one basis with campers.  Each camp or day activity has an experienced Program Leader in attendance and a People Outdoors staff member is always ‘on-call’ for the duration of the camp/activity.

Day to Day Duties of a Volunteer on Camp:

  • providing support for their campers to participate in recreation activities safely,
  • ensuring social interaction takes place between campers,
  • assisting campers with personal care requirements as necessary,
  • and – have fun!

People Outdoors provides training for volunteers, as well as a pre-camp information session where the campers’ needs are discussed. Volunteers are required to contact their camper prior to camp.

For further information please click on the following;

Volunteer Job Description(PDF 30KB)

Contact the People Outdoors Manager on 03 9863 6824 to find out more about our regular induction training sessions and to register your interest.

 
 
 
 


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Latest News

Meet our Team: Simon

Hi my name is Simon and I am the Accessibility Manager with People Outdoors based in Ballarat. I have been with the Australian Camps Association and People Outdoors since February 2020.

 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
 
Weekend Camp | Camp Kookaburra
Corop (near Echuca)
Kids 6 - 12yrs
07-10-2022 - 09-10-2022
weekend

Join us at Camp Kookaburra for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

This camp is for children aged 6-12 years living with disability. This camp will depart from our Ballarat location.

Whether you want challenging activities or simply fun and recreation, Camp Kookaburra has it all!

New to People Outdoors? Please complete the our referral form so we can begin the intake process (note, completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp). 

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Weekend Camp | Log Cabin Camp
Creswick
18yrs+
14-10-2022 - 16-10-2022
weekend

Join us at Log Cabin Camp for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

This camp is for adults aged 18yrs+ living with disability. This camp will depart from our Ballarat location.

With heaps of activities on site, plus many off site activities nearby, you will never be bored at Log Cabin Camp.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - giant swing, low ropes course, canoeing and more.

New to People Outdoors? Please complete the our referral form so we can begin the intake process (note, completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp). 

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Come and Try Day | Weekaway Camp
Benloch
All Ages and Families
29-10-2022
day

Join us at a People Outdoors Come & Try Day at Weekaway Camp.

This event is for families and all ages living with disability. 

With heaps of activities on site, plus many off site activities nearby, you will never be bored at Weekaway Camp.

Some of the activities you might participate in on this camp are - giant swing, low ropes course, canoeing and more.

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