15-19 year old protu!
Was your camp the best week of your life? Do you want to give others’ the same
experience? Become a junior counsellor!
Every year, Protu needs 350 fifteen to nineteen year old, protu experienced, junior
counsellors to help make the best possible camp experience. Junior counsellors work
with senior counsellors together as a team, and they are responsible for planning the
camp and organising it. There isn’t a certain type of ideal counsellor, so all kinds of
people are welcome and needed. The most important thing/only requirement is that
you’re motivated, and want to take part in making a memorable week and sparking new
thoughts for your younger peers.
As a junior counsellor:
– You’re responsible for planning the camp and facilitating different kinds of program
as a part of a team
– You have an opportunity to learn new things and skills which are useful in life, for
example interactive, facilitation and project management skills
– You gain valuable volunteering experience. If you wish, you can also get an official
job certificate of working as a junior counsellor.
What’s a camp team?
– Each camp is organised by a team consisting of voluntary workers. Each team has
two senior counsellors, older than 20 years old, and five junior counsellors.
– In order to become a counsellor, you have to take part in two trainings during
November to February, and a team training which is held in April or May. In these
training sessions you learn about the content, aims and customs of Protu camps,
and practice facilitation skills.
– You need to be prepared to spend time on planning outside of the trainings
– Team members are NOT paid for counselling, but the trip to campsite is
compensated for, and you don’t have to pay for the food. Other perks of being a
counsellor are meeting new amazing people, delicious conversations, camp fires,
warm hugs and surprising new insights!