Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care. We deliver these programmes at our unique campus in County Kildare. The Barretstown Activity Leader team and our volunteer Caras are the ones that bring these programmes to life.

Barretstown Activity Leaders front our programmes, providing fun, engaging and challenging activities, which are based on Therapeutic Recreation. This is all done in a safe environment, supervised by our expert onsite medical team. As a Barretstown Activity Leader, you would be at the heart of everything we do. You would directly experience the impact of Barretstown for children and families who need our programmes.


Do I stay at Barretstown while working there? Are meals provided?

Yes, these positions are residential; meals, and shared accommodation are provided for the duration of the contract, while camp is in session.

Staying on-site when camp is not in session is on a exception basis and requires approval by Programme Director.