Camp Breakaway is on the way to having one of its busiest years ever and is seeking nurses to join its volunteer force.
"As you can imagine, nurses play a key role in caring for our guests during a camp," said Camp Breakaway's General Manager, Terry Hayes.
"From the very first camp, more than 35 years ago, nurses have been stepping up to provide clinical care for the children and adults with disabilities who attend our camps," said Terry.
"Nurses play a vital role at Camp Breakaway and are a reassurance to families that their family member - child or adult - will be professionally cared for while at a Breakaway camp.
Camp Breakaway began 2018 with three camps that focused on young carers and siblings and children with autism. These are the first of approximately 30 camps that will be run this year at the 25 acre facility located in San Remo.
"We are able to provide these camps thanks to our many sponsors and to our volunteers who give of their time and skills,” said the Manager.
"The success of Camp Breakaway for the past 35 years is due to the number of people who are willing to step up to support people with a disability. The difference our volunteers make to these people's lives is inspiring. Volunteering at Camp Breakaway is one of the most rewarding volunteer roles you will find anywhere.
"At Camp Breakaway, people with a disability - many of whom have very high needs and require considerable care and support - enjoy a break that includes accommodation, meals and entertainment, personal and clinical care, but more than anything else, it's about socialisation and participation..
"The camps are full-on and fun," said Terry.
Camp Breakaway has put out a call for more nurses to support the busy 2018 program.
If you are a registered nurse, retired or working, and have a bit of spare time, give us a call on 4390 7624 for more information and a volunteer application form or check out the website www.breakaway.org.au.
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