Benefits of volunteering
At Camp, your responsibilities will include:
- Working as part of a medical team.
- Assisting the nurses with daily skin assessments and treatment applications during the day and at night.
- Being a connection between the medical team, camp counsellors and campers. You will serve a vital role in facilitating ongoing relationships with the children, as you will be accompanying the campers on most (if not all) outdoor activities. Camp counsellors are responsible for organizing and running camp activities. As a resident volunteer, you will be available to provide an extra hand or medical advice during the activities and to make sure nobody gets a sunburn. This is a great learning opportunity for the campers to become proactive in their skin health.
- Helping to organize a learning activity for the campers during the week, such as a presentation or game.
- Accompanying campers to and from the camp, if necessary.
Volunteering at Camp Liberté is a great way for dermatology residents to get valuable experience, connect with other healthcare professionals, and develop a better understanding of young patients outside the practice setting. If you are a resident volunteer, your participation is recognized by the Royal College for MOC credit with the development of a personal learning project linked to the CanMEDS roles and registered through MAINPORT.
Since Camp Liberté’s inception, our resident volunteers rave about the professional opportunities and, most importantly, they enjoy connecting with the children and helping them to create their own camp memories. Without a doubt, resident volunteers are an integral part of the success of Camp Liberté. We thank all volunteers for their commitment.
Camp Liberté is a career booster for dermatology residents. Our volunteers gain new skills; grow their knowledge base, while working along side other healthcare professionals.
On top of these benefits, volunteers get to spend time with patients in a non-clinical setting, which gives professionals an insight into what it means to live with a skin condition and develop empathy.
Additionally, the experience gained at Camp Liberté can be used to develop a personal learning project that is eligible for Section 2 credits and for some volunteers, your program director might allow you to use the time as an elective.
Your involvement will provide families the peace of mind that comes with knowing their child’s skin condition will be properly cared for.
We are interested in dermatology-resident volunteers who are ready to head to summer camp..
As a volunteer, onsite residents will be required to provide treatment to the campers, work with other healthcare providers and assist camp staff with activities.
All healthcare volunteers are required to remain on their respective campsite for the duration of the camp.
To volunteer at Camp Liberté, you:
*All volunteers are required to have a police background check.
The Camp Liberté Board of Directors will review your application and you will be notified by April 15th of their decision.
Still, have questions?
A great deal goes on at summer camp, and like our campers, you might have questions. Please send any questions you may have to [email protected] and we will get back to you with an answer.