KIDS CAMP SEATTLE! Want to support transgender and gender-creative kids?


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When

Fri Aug 10, 2018 - Sun Aug 12, 2018

Where

Washington State Convention Center705 Pike StSeattle, WA 98101
Gender Odyssey Kids Camp
Kids ages 4-12 have fun at Kids Camp while their parents and care givers attend workshops.

About

**To apply, fill out our Volunteer Form on our website: http://www.genderodyssey.org/seattle/volunteer/**

There are a number of volunteer roles we are still looking to fill at this stage so I have given a little description of each below.

Conference Information

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community.

Gender Odyssey Family runs August 10-12 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Check out the website here for more info http://www.genderodyssey.org/.

In addition to programming for adults and teens, Gender Odyssey Family includes Kids Camp, which provides a positive, empowering space for trans* and gender-diverse kids and their siblings while their parents and caregivers attend workshops. Camp is indoors and daytime hours only.

We have two main age groups, referred to as the kids (ages 4-7) and tweens (ages 8-12). Last year we had about 150 in total, and we have been growing year on year so expect to continue! We are expected to have 200+ children for this years’ camp!

Following are the volunteer positions we are seeking to fill for Kids Camp:

Kids (ages 4-7) Camp Area Lead - 2 people

We are looking for people to be on site for the full three days and will be responsible for running the younger kids’ camp. On the day this role will include keeping the day on track and coordinating volunteers. Before the conference we would expect attendance of some camp committee meetings, planning activities and games, and recruiting of general volunteers. The leads will oversee general kids camp volunteers on the day of the conference.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent ability to engage large groups (~40) of children

  • Ability to delegate tasks to volunteers

  • Planning and organizational skills


Tween (ages 8-12) Camp Area Lead - 2 people

Same as above but for the tween age group.


Camp Registration Lead - 1-2 people

Role includes planning and running the registration table. This means being able to train others to register families and being able to communicate positively with young people and parents. Attendance of camp committee meetings before the conference is also part of the role.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent ability to interact with families

  • Planning and organizational skills


Camp Registration Volunteers

Assists with planning and running the registration table and assisting the registration lead. Register families and collect donations throughout the conference. Must be able to communicate positively with young people and parents.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent ability to interact with families

  • Planning and organizational skills


Volunteer Camp Counselors Kids & Tween Camp

We are looking for people to supervise and facilitate activities throughout the Kids Camp conference. A minimum looking commitment of one four hour session is required, however, multiple sessions would be appreciated!

Optional sub-activities:

  • Planning group games and activities

  • Theatre and dance ensemble games/rehearsal/performance?

  • Storytelling

  • Any other activity you can think of!


Arts and Crafts Committee Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers that are artsy and creative to plan and organize arts and crafts activities for each age group! If this sounds like you, let us know!


Snack Committee

We are looking for volunteers to help organize the snacks, beverages, and hand wipes for the children each day of camp, keep a list of which kids have which food allergies, Must have good time management skills to make sure all kids in each age group receive their snacks in between activities.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Youth Services
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Prefer if you can participate at least 2 of 3 days

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