Volunteer Camp Y Counselor- First Session


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 11, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri Jul 06, 2018 03:00 PM


735 E. Lexington DriveGlendale, CA 91206


The Summer Camp Volunteer Camp Counselor is responsible for leading, being a role model, and implementing educationally fun activities for children in small to medium size groups. Each group will consist of children ranging from 6- 14 years old. Camp counselors will also be responsible for encouraging team work, skill achievement, individual growth, and the general safety of his/her group. This summer program is geared to providing a high-quality experience for all participants and with a specific focus on YWCA core values of empowering children, self-sufficiency, healthy relationships and general well being.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Communicate instructions to assigned group
  • Directly assist Camp Y Staff
  • Create weekly schedules for campers
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and medium group activities each week
  • Implement team building, educational games and healthy relationships
  • Identify and respond to behavioral issues
  • Maintains attendance count at all activities
  • Mediate any conflicts that may arise between members of your group.
  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all camp policies, rules and guidelines
  • Build healthy relationships with all children and understand what level of learning and understanding that they are presently at, and implement development strategies
  • Delegate chores to maintain the cleanliness of your designated space.
  • Keep track of camper dietary restrictions and allergies and ensure proper snacks/meals are distributed to each camper in your assigned group
  • Manage group transitions to ensure timely arrival of your entire group.
  • Report any notable concerns or incidents to Camp Counselor Coordinator
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified
  • Some experience with children
  • Patient, enthusiastic, self-controlled and dependable
  • Ability to work with children of all ages
  • Have basic knowledge of Domestic Violence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to participate in potentially strenuous physical activity.
  • Ability to meditate conflicts that may arise from children between 6-14yrs of age

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to participate in all Camp activities; this includes but is not limited to various gym activities, walking distance field trips, physical games, etc.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb up and down 20 or more stairs with no assistance.
  • Must be capable of assisting clients and/or children to safely exit the premises in case of an emergency.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds with no difficulty.


M-F 9-3 PM. June 11- July 6


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • M-F 9-3 pm

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