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About Us: When cancer becomes their world, The Goodtimes Project creates caring spaces for local families to connect and kids to be kids, through camps, events, and programs. We serve families throughout Western Washington and Alaska with a goal of providing cost-free programming to help them reconnect with a world beyond their diagnosis.
Opportunity Description: Are you prepared for the time of your life? Donate your time and your laughter and make camp all it can be. We're looking for individuals who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate 9 days of their time to being on staff at Camp Goodtimes, a no-cost camp for kids impacted by childhood cancer. What you get in return is priceless. We take the job of caring for medically and emotionally fragile campers seriously, but we smile, laugh, and learn every day. Each camp session, we need ~70 individuals to join us in making it a week to remember for approximately 110 campers. Are you one of them?
Requirements: Looking for compassionate, responsible, trustworthy, empathetic, and joyful people age 18+. No experience working with kids with cancer needed (we have an onsite medical staff for all health concerns), but the ability to put campers' needs first and the desire to make it a week to remember are required. Job positions include cabin counselor, cabin support staff, activities staff, nurses, arts and crafts, and muscle staff (logistics). Volunteers are expected to be at camp for the entire nine days of the session.
Days/Times: June session= June 26-July 4, 2020; July session= July 17-25, 2020
Location: Vashon Island, WA (Camp Goodtimes uses the facilities of Camp Burton on Vashon)
Application Process: Read more about volunteer staff opportunities for Camp Goodtimes, and apply online using the "Apply" button at www.thegoodtimesproject.org/camp-goodtimes-staff. Applications for 2020 are now open and close on March 22. **Background Check...to ensure the safety of our campers, we will run a background check on all applicants (no cost to applicant). In addition, alcohol, cigarette, and drug consumption are prohibited for the duration of your 9-day volunteer shift.
Orientation & Training: Online and onsite training provided; 1-2 hours of pre-camp video training is required. An optional in-person new staff orientation will be held in May 2020.
Contact: Please address any questions to Tanya, camp director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our videos about volunteering on our website, as well as videos from camp on our YouTube channel.
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