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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:
The Summer Camp volunteer program is designed to give qualified applicants, especially teens ages 15 – 18, hands-on learning experiences. Volunteers work under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Student Engagement and Manager of Academic Engagement. 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 oversee the experience, share facts and assist with camp activities.

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 a Monday – Friday schedule, for a minimum of 6 hours per day. 
    • Summer Sea Camp (grades K – 5, 9am – 3:30pm)
        • July 9 – July 13
        • July 16 – July 20
        • July 23 – July 27
        • August 20 – 24
    • Small Fry Camp (grade Pre-K, 9am – 12pm)
      • June 25 – June 29
      • July 30 – August 3
      • August 27 – August 31
  6. Volunteer must be able to attend training on June 26 & 27, 2018 from 9am – 12:30 both days.
  7. Volunteer will notify Sr. Manager of Student Engagement of any change in schedule with at least 24 hours’ notice.
  8. 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 Manager

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Volunteer must be enthusiastic, have a sense of humor, be patient, energetic and have self-control
  2. Volunteer should be comfortable interacting campers and parents.
  3. Volunteer should be able to walk in a variety of terrains, and able to stand for at least 4 hours.
  4. Volunteer should be outgoing and comfortable speaking with crowds.
  5. Volunteer should be comfortable learning how to handle small animals, i.e. sea stars, sea cucumbers, roaches and turtles.
  6. Volunteer must have reliable transportation.
  7. Volunteer must be at least 15 years old.

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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