Volunteer for a week that will change your life

Simply put, Camp PossAbility wouldn’t be possible without our incredible volunteers. Help us make Camp 2020 the best yet!

Our volunteer duos shadow a camper assigned to them 1:1 throughout the week and assist them with their activities of daily life.

As a camp volunteer, you should be:

  • Fun, energetic and outgoing
  • Willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed
  • Ready to try new things and leave their comfort zone
  • Up for showing off your dance moves (actual skills not necessary)
  • 18 or older
  • In good physical health

What you’ll get:

  • A week full of great memories and experiences
  • Lifelong friends
  • Two awesome free t-shirts
  • 100 direct contact/volunteer hours
  • A week of free meals and coffee, all the coffee! (trust us, you’ll need it)

You can expect to help with things such as:

  • Showering and dressing
  • Eating
  • Catheterization set up or leg bag emptying
  • Bowel program cleanup
  • Don’t worry, you won’t be responsible for any medical care unless you are a medical professional.

Activities you might assist with:

  • Bellyaking
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Alpine tower climbing/ziplining
  • Adapted sports
  • Board games
  • Archery
  • And much more, as activities frequently change from year-to-year

Other miscellaneous notes on what you can expect and what is expected:

  • Long days, we get up early and stay up late since each day is packed with activities
  • A great workout, lots of steps walking around camp and assisting wheelchairs up and down hills
  • Your camper will be within arm’s length all week, unless you are on a break
  • No alcohol, tobacco or marijuana is allowed on the campus.
  • No peanut products are allowed.
  • Closed toe shoes should be worn at all times, trust us those power wheelchairs are heavy!
  • Activities happen rain or shine, so it’s good to be prepared with appropriate clothing and supplies.

Why do people choose to volunteer at Camp PossAbility?

Student volunteers who are needed:

  • Nursing
  • Med or Pre-Med
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech-Language pathology
  • Psychology

Professional volunteers who are needed:

  • Nurses
  • M.D.s or D.O.s
  • PTs
  • OTs
  • CRTs
  • SLPs
  • RTs
  • Psychologists

 

Volunteer registration information:

  • There is a $25 registration fee, which helps cover some food and lodging costs
  • Applications are due by June 1, but will be accepted until all positions are filled
  • You are responsible for running and submitting your own background check
  • Background checks are due by July 1
  • All volunteers arrive at 1:00 p.m. July 25, the day before the campers arrive, for training
  • For any additional questions, please contact Lauren at lauren@camppossability.org

Ready to Volunteer at Camp?

Your Application will be processed securely with our CampDocs registration portal.

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