Cahoots


Greetings from Cahoots!

We are thrilled to announce the commencement of our Summer Camps and Summer Programs! We are genuinely delighted to have your support for our upcoming camps and programs. The dedication and eagerness of our volunteers to contribute to the well-being of our participants is nothing short of inspiring, and we deeply appreciate the time and effort you are devoting to our cause.

To explore our upcoming events and express your interest, please visit the link below:

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If you have any questions, contact us at volunteer@cahoots.org.au.

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Volunteering opportunities

Camp Leader

Camp Leader

About this opportunity

Do you like travelling and spending time outdoors? Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Then Cahoots Camp Leader is the position for you! As a Camp Leader, you will be responsible for up to three of our participants for the duration of the camp and will be involved in exciting activities including:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Bush crafts
  • Commando courses
  • Abseiling
  • High ropes
  • Flying fox

Alongside the fun activities, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a high standard of care for the participants
  • Encouraging participants to get involved with games and activities
  • Assisting with personal hygiene needs of the group
  • Caring for participants belongings
  • Helping participants with meals

Due to the nature of the role, we do require you to have the following:

  • Experience in the community, disability or education industries
  • Experience in facilitating group activities
  • Understanding of the Six National Standards for Disability Services
  • Ability to work with and lead a diverse range of people with cultural awareness
  • Caring, patient and calm personality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

If this description sounds like you, apply now and join the Cahoots team!

Induction & Training

The Induction is the final step in completing the Cahoots' volunteer induction process. This activity requires you to attend a talk session led by one our volunteer coordinators. You will learn valuable tips and information to prepare you for volunteering with us, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have in person. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Face to Face Volunteer Induction 1 6/21/2024 6/21/2024
Online Volunteer Induction 0 6/25/2024 6/25/2024

July School Holiday Camps

Cahoots School Holiday Camps provide a safe environment for a large range of participants to build independence away from the home environment. Volunteers get the opportunity to assist participants in fun and rewarding activities. These camps run during the July School Holidays.

Activity Shifts Start End
Adult Geraldton Camp (Monday, 8th July - Friday, 12th July) 1 7/8/2024 7/12/2024
Kids Winter Camp (Wednesday, 10th July - Friday, 12th July) 1 7/10/2024 7/12/2024
Teens High Support Winter Camp (Monday, 1st July - Friday, 5th July) 0 7/1/2024 7/5/2024
Teens Winter Camp (Monday, 1st July - Friday, 5th July) 1 7/1/2024 7/5/2024

Saturday Program: Adults Social Club

The Cahoots Young Adults Social Club runs most Saturday evenings during the term. It is designed specifically to support all-ability young adult participants aged 18+. Volunteers get the opportunity to assist participants in fun and rewarding activities.

Activity Shifts Start End
Adults Social Club 0 6/22/2024 6/22/2024

Saturday Program: Kids/Teens One2One Program

The Cahoots One to One Program runs most Saturdays during the term. It is a specialist program for participants who require extra support due to communication, behavioural, mobility, or care needs. All participants are aged between 5 and 17 years old. Volunteers get the opportunity to assist participants in fun and rewarding activities.

Activity Shifts Start End
Kids and Teens One to One Program 0 6/22/2024 6/22/2024

Saturday Program: Kids/Teens Social Rec

The Cahoots Social Rec Program runs most Saturdays during the term. It is designed specifically to support all-ability participants aged between 5 and 17 years old. The Cahoots Social Rec Program features a variety of social, recreational, and leisure-based activities to promote social skills, friendships, and life skills. Volunteers get the opportunity to assist participants in fun and rewarding activities.

Activity Shifts Start End
Social Recreation Club 0 6/22/2024 6/22/2024

Saturday Programs

The Saturday program is an action-packed program run in Perth, every weekend during the term. We have three Saturday programs running, Saturday Social Club (for adult participants), Social Rec and Step into High Support (for kid/teen participants). Activities are held out in the community and in-house. The focus of the program is to have fun, make friends and try new activities.

Activity Shifts Start End
Social Club Program 6 8/3/2024 9/14/2024
Social Rec Program 7 7/27/2024 9/14/2024
Step into High Support Program 7 7/27/2024 9/14/2024

School Holiday Programs

The School Holiday program is an action-packed program run in Perth, every weekday during the school holidays. Activities are held out in the community and in-house. The focus of the program is to have fun, make friends and try new activities!

Participants attending this program are 5-17 years old.

Activity Shifts Start End
All Abilities July School Holiday Program 10 7/1/2024 7/12/2024
High Support July School Holiday Program 0 7/8/2024 7/12/2024

Weekend Camps - Term 2

Cahoots Weekend Camps provide a safe environment for a large range of participants to build independence away from the home environment. All Weekend Camps have a variety of fun and engaging activities to promote life skills, and build friendships. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Kids Magical Music Camp (Friday, 21st of June - Sunday, 23rd of June) 0 6/21/2024 6/23/2024

Weekend Camps - Term 3

Cahoots Weekend Camps provide a safe environment for a large range of participants to build independence away from the home environment. All Weekend Camps have a variety of fun and engaging activities to promote life skills, and build friendships. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Adults City Break Camp (Friday, 26th July - Sunday, 28th July) 1 7/26/2024 7/28/2024
Kids Animal Weekend Camp (Friday, 23rd August - Sunday, 25th August) 1 8/23/2024 8/25/2024
Teens High Support All Stars Camp (Friday, 9th August - Sunday, 11th August) 1 8/9/2024 8/11/2024
Teens Sci-Fi Explorer Camp (Friday, 30th August - Sunday, 1st September 1 8/30/2024 9/1/2024

Our Purpose

Our purpose at Cahoots (formerly Kid's Camps) is to create inclusive opportunities for children and young people living with disability and others that face exceptional challenges to develop friendships, skills and confidence.

We believe that everyone, of all abilities, should be able to have fun, make friends, and take part in the local communityWe provide inclusive opportunities for young west Aussies living with disabilities, from age 5 through to adulthood 

Through overnight camps, community participation, and capacity-building activities, we support our participants to grow their independence and develop relationships and social skills while having a whole heap of fun! Our camps and day programs are tailored to our participants individual needs, offering different services based on their care requirements and age.