PERTHES KIDS FOUNDATION thanks you for your interest in volunteering at our 4th annual Camp Perthes Australia! A special place just for kids diagnosed with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Camp Perthes is all about TIME. Your volunteer time will be time to listen, help, watch and play with children who will be regular camp attendees, as well as, first-timers. Our camp volunteers are all 100% dedicated to safety first, then fun for our campers! Application deadline is July 22nd.
IMPORTANT: Applicants with a professional medical or teaching background will have priority in the selection process (also, adults who had Perthes as a child). Due to the boy/girl ratio of most Perthes Kids, male applicants will also have precedence, as well as, people that can volunteer the entire week of camp. Please know that being a volunteer is a very rewarding and enriching experience, but it can also be busy/fun work. It's not a vacation to simply enjoy Sunshine Coast and relax at camp. For those of you who are first-timers, and will have a child attending camp, please know that being a volunteer is NOT so you can spend more time with your child at camp. A volunteer must spend equal time with all the children... you can't show favorites. The kids notice these things and can become anxious, so please keep this in mind when applying. Being a volunteer is not about you, it's about the kids, and them having the best experience possible while at camp.
With that said, we WELCOME you (Parents & Perthes adults) to apply to be one of our amazing Camp Perthes Volunteers! This year we will have more kids than usual, so every day/night will be full of activities, frequent kid questions, and loads of fun! Remember, patience is a virtue. All volunteer applications must be submitted before July 22nd. No exceptions. You will be notified of status by August 1st.