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Children's Cancer Camp Volunteer: July Session

Friday, July 12th from 12:00am to Saturday, July 20th, 2019 12:00am (PT)
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When cancer becomes your 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 programing 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 120 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, nurses, arts and crafts, and muscle (logistics). Volunteers are expected to be at camp for the entire nine days of the session.Days/Times: July 12- 20, 2019Location: Vashon Island, WA (Camp Goodtimes uses the facilities of Camp Burton on Vashon)Requirements: Application: Read more about volunteer staff opportunities for Camp Goodtimes, and apply online using the "Apply" button. **Please note, students MUST apply at this link to participate, RSVPing to CougSync does not guarantee you a position**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: 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 on May 18, 2019.Other Requirements:Students are responsible for bringing a Record of Civic Engagement Form to each time they are on site or at the community agency where they are serving. Additionally, students are required to obtain the appropriate signature from their community partner supervisor. Students can pick up a blank form at the CCE office (CUB LL48) on the main WSU Campus or online here.Completed hours must be submitted online here. Select ÔThe Goodtimes ProjectÕ under the Service Partner drop down and complete the form.Contact: Please address any questions to Tanya, camp director, at tanya@thegoodtimesproject.orgAdditional Information: Also check out our YouTube channel, packed with videos that help tell our story and showcase the joy of camp.
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Location: Vashon Island, Vashon, WA 98070