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7th March 2016

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Closing Date for Volunteers - Wednesday 9th March


Current Volunteers - with photos below.

1.Name:Orla McIntyre

Age: 29

Club: Loughgiel Shamrocks

Camp & Role: Antrim & Derry City Camp Co-ordinator

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation: It gave me a new found self-confidence and made me realise that I had to have more faith in my own abilities. I met like-minded people who are invested in every single campette that comes to our camp and are more like family than friends.Watching the progress of the campettes through the week is incredible! I can honestly say that volunteering for the Michaela Foundation is the best decision I have ever made – once you’ve caught the bug, you’re hooked!

2.Name:Sarah Jane Maskey

Age:22

Club:Naomh Éanna

Camp & Role:Antrim Deputy Camp Co-ordinator

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation: Building relationships with young people for young people to be who they are and set the world alight.

3.Name:Aoife McCrory

Age:21

Club:Carryduff

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fun Element Co-ordinator & Derry City Camp Fun Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:Friendships that have turned into family. The ability to laugh, cry, sing and dance all in one day and be comfortable with it all! I have learnt to be confident in myself and to have pride in the girls I work with.

4.Name:Joanie McKernan

Age:28

Club:Padraíg Saírseil

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Well-being Co-ordinator & Derry City Camp Fun Co-ordinator

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:Volunteering with the Michaela Foundation has shown me the ripple effect of investing time in others. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the difference in campettes after a week at camp, they are confident and happy!

5.Name:Rebecca Clinton

Age:20

Club:Carryduff

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fashion Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:Volunteering for Michaela Foundation gives so many valuable experiences! The main one for me is that you make friends for life.

6.Name:Roisin Martin

Age:18

Club:Naomh Eargnait, Moneyglass

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fáilte Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:The most valuable experience I have found is at camp is seeing how much of a difference you can make in the campettes’ lives. Every single one of them is different and special in their own way and by the end of the week you can really see the difference in their confidence levels and they start to believe in themselves. I have made a lot of great friends through the Michaela Foundation from all over Ireland and have so many good memories that revolve around the Foundation. The whole week is such a rewarding experience and I can’t recommend it enough.

7.Name:Shannon McCloskey

Age:20

Club:Loughgiel Shamrocks

Camp & Role:Antrim & Derry City Camps Fáilte Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:Watching the girls develop within themselves over the course of the week is heart-warming. The Michaela Foundation truly is something special and the friendships you make are one of a kind.

8.Name:Saveen Smyth

Age:19

Club:Dunloy Cuchullians

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fashion Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:I gained more self-confidence and picked up some wonderful new skills alongside a great team of volunteers.

9.Name:Cara McIntyre

Age:21

Club:Loughgiel Shamrocks

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fashion Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:It was a fantastic experience showing how a little fun can make such a big difference!

10.Name:Orlaith Bradley

Age:21

Club:Naomh Gall

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Well-being Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:Volunteering with the Michaela Foundation has helped me to always look for the best in people and find new ways to encourage the campettes that they are perfect just the way they are.I was able to make new friends and participate in and amazing camp week for a foundation that has an incredible mission and ethos.

11.Name:Sara Connolly

Age:20

Club:Loughgiel Shamrocks

Camp & Role:Antrim & Derry City Camp Fáilte Co-ordinator

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:I’ve gained invaluable experience working as a leader, as well as working alongside the amazing camp leaders and campettes. When you volunteer you become a member of the Michaela Foundation family!

12.Name:Cailín McCaffery

Age:20

Club:Naomh Gall

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Fun Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:The experience I gained volunteering was absolutely phenomenal and I owe the Michaela Foundation a great deal for the person I am today.While the summer camp may only have lasted a week, the impact it has made on my life is ever-lasting.As I watched the campettes grow in confidence and self-worth, I did too.I have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime and as clichéd as it sounds, it really is like one big family!

13.Name:Therese McKinley

Age:18

Club:Loughgiel Shamrocks

Camp & Role:Derry City Camp Fáilte Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:I learned what a positive influence I can have on younger girls and the sense of community that can be built between strangers through simple acts of kindness and fun!

14.Name:Aine McMullan

Age:21

Club:Cushendall Ruairí Óg

Camp & Role:Antrim Camp Well-being Leader

What valuable experiences did you gain volunteering for Michaela Foundation:I learned that the five elements that were so dear to Michaela, are so important to each and every one of us. To see all the brilliant campettes from every corner of County Antrim and from every background, bond over their love of music, fashion, faith and Irish culture made the job of instilling well-being of body and mind so much easier and much more worthwhile. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of it.


1.-Orla-McIntyre
2.-Sarah-Jane-Maskey
3.-Aoife-McCrory
4.-Joanie-McKernan
5.-Rebecca-Clinton
6.-Roisin-Martin
7.-Shannon-McCloskey
8.-Saveen-Smyth
9.-Cara-McIntyre
10.-Orlaith-Bradley
11.-Sara-Connolly
12.-Cailin-McCaffrey
13.-Therese-McKinley
14.-Aine-McMullan

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