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Day Volunteer- Summer Camp

Pay Range:                      Volunteer

Job Type:                         Day Volunteer

Location:                          Dragonfly Forest - YMCA Camp Speers

# of Openings:                Unlimited

Dates of Service:            Flexible during June 24-July 27, 9am-5pm

 

 

Basic Assignment

Do what needs to be done to show the campers the most amazing camp experience. Serve as mentor and role model for campers with various special needs while leading and supervising various recreational activities and provide daytime supervision to campers in the overnight camp program.  Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce rules and safety measures, care for all equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the Dragonfly Forest camp community.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation

  • Ability to supervise a group of 2-3 campers ages 7-16, all with varying special needs or medical conditions, with the assistance of full-time staff and/or facilitate programs under direction of Activity Directors, as needed

  • Ability to safely and effectively lead participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures

 

Major Functions

  • Assist in leading a group of campers in cabin activities including but not limited to transitions, mealtimes, interpersonal conflict, and daily schedule

  • Assist in facilitating activities at specific program areas as assigned by Activity Director

  • Use good judgement and make conservative decisions to ensure the safety of our campers

  • Employ leadership techniques and demonstrate excellent customer service and work ethic

  • Follow all rules, operating procedures, instructions, and policies, and know and implement all emergency procedures when necessary

  • Provide exemplary role modeling at all times when participants are at camp, and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership over camp, including cleaning of facilities and care of equipment, as necessary

  • Follow specific directives of leadership team, including Unit Leaders, Activity Directors, Camp Directors, and Executive Directors as assigned.  Communicate all work-related issues through the Unit Leaders or Activity Directors of assigned group or program area