Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer with us!

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 our wider team who deliver a variety of support to individuals to participate in the programs run by People Outdoors.

People Outdoors run residential camp programs for people living with disability aged 6 to adulthood.

Weekend camps are conducted on a regular basis, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The group stay in bunkhouse accommodation at Australian Camps Association Member camps. These camps are accredited by the Quality Tourism Framework. 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 programs and school holiday camps.

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 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.

 
 
 
 


Support the work of People Outdoors in providing outdoor experiences for people with disabilities.

 

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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 | YMCA Anglesea Discovery Camp
Anglesea
6-17yrs Old
10-02-2023 - 12-02-2023
weekend

Join us at YMCA Anglesea Discovery Camp for this Weekend Camp (2 nights).

This camp is for kids and teens aged 6-17yrs living with disability. This camp will depart from our Melbourne location (Thornbury).​​​​​

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

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). 

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)
Teens Weekend Camp
UC Norval
12 - 17yrs
24-02-2023 - 26-02-2023
weekend

Join us at UC Norval for this Weekend Camp (2 night).

This camp is perfect for teens (12-17yrs) living with disability.  This camp will depart from our Ballarat location.

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

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)
Surf Camp | Camp Manyung
Camp Manyung
Adults (18yrs+)
03-03-2023 - 05-03-2023
weekend

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

This camp is for adults (18+yrs) living with disability. This camp will depart from our Melbourne location.

Join us for a surf camp on the Mornington Peninsula. 

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). 

ENQUIRE (New Camper) ENQUIRE (Returning Camper)