Become a Camp Volunteer!

Apply now to become a 2015 Youth Camp Volunteer

Our Youth Camp in December 2013 was a fantastic opportunity to bring people together from all around the country from all walks of life who were united by their experiences of being born with a cleft.

This was a very fun weekend with participants taking part in many fun activities such as rock climbing, bridge building, watersliding, riding NZ’s largest (and highest) flying fox, hanging out with Carmit Bachar from The Pussycat Dolls (via Skype) and making friends for life. See photos from the 2013 camp here!

We are offering another youth camp from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 April 2015 and applications are now open for you to let us know that you would like to come as a camp volunteer!

In exchange for your time, Cleft NZ will provide you with

  • An opportunity to experience all the fun activities that camp will offer
  • An opportunity to learn about cleft and work with some awesome young people
  • A written reference from Cleft New Zealand
  • A fun weekend away!


Here’s what you need to know to apply to become a Camp Volunteer

  • You must be aged 21 or over on 1 April 2015.
  • To attend camp, you must be available from 10-12 April 2015.
  • The camp is held in Auckland. If you live outside Auckland, you are expected to meet any transport costs to attend camp yourself.
  • You must be available to attend an information day in Christchurch on Saturday 4 April. We may opt to Skype you in to this session if you live a long way from Christchurch.
  • You must be able to assist in an emergency (and be physically fit enough to do so).
  • You may have no criminal convictions and must be capable of obtaining a full police clearance.
  • For insurance purposes, you must have been a New Zealand permanent resident for at least two years, or be a New Zealand or Australian citizen (we may ask for proof of this).
  • Not be a parent or caregiver of a camp attendee. Why?^

^Camp is a fantastic opportunity for many young people to come out of their shell and share stories that they may not always feel comfortable sharing with their parents which is natural and understandable. If a participant’s parent or caregiver is also attending the camp, the participant may not wish to fully participate. Therefore, in agreement with the way similar camps have been run internationally, we request that parents/caregivers do not apply to be a camp volunteer in the same year that their child is a participant.

Register your interest by filling in the form below today!