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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:
The Summer Camp volunteer program is designed to give qualified applicants, especially teens ages 16 – 18, hands-on learning experiences. Volunteers work under the supervision of the Camp Coordinator. The volunteer’s role is to enhance our Summer Camp experience for our campers.
Volunteers will work in conjunction with our Summer Camp staff to enhance the experience for the Summer Campers. These volunteers will assist with daily camp activities including games, crafts, lessons, and field trips. 
DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES:

  1. Volunteer will assist with Summer Camp activities, including crafts, games, tours and lessons.
  2. Volunteer will assist with supervising campers on field trips. 
  3. Volunteer will comply with safety and security directives, policies and procedures.
  4. Volunteers may be asked to perform other Summer Camp duties as assigned.
  5. Volunteer will be asked to commit to 2 weeks of camp, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Weeks do not have to be consecutive. Volunteer must also be able to attend training on Saturday June 22, 2019.
  6. Volunteer will notify the Camp Coordinator of any change in schedule with at least 24 hours’ notice.
  7. Volunteer will arrive at the scheduled time, follow schedule as given and leave as scheduled. Any changes to the schedule must be cleared with the Camp Coordinator.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Volunteer must be energetic and enthusiastic about working with children, demonstrate maturity and professionalism. 
  2. Volunteer should be comfortable interacting with campers and parents.
  3. Volunteer should be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions, walk in a variety of terrains, and able to stand for at least 4 hours.
  4. Volunteer should be comfortable learning how to handle small animals, i.e. sea stars, sea cucumbers, insects and turtles.
  5. Volunteer must have reliable transportation.
  6. Volunteer must be at least 16 years of age.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. In good health and capable of performing strenuous and/or heavy physical labor.
  2. No history of allergy related to animals or plants which might interfere with ability to work.
  3. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend and stoop. Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  4. No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with ability to work.
  5. Physical strength, including the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
  6. Immunocompetent (normal immune response when exposed to infections and parasitic disease).

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