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WestCare

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Camp Mariposa could be the place for you! We are looking for Volunteer Mentors that love to be outside, lead activities, and eat some S’mores.

Camp Mariposa(r) is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to all families.

Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camps multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors. Teens ages 13-17 participated in the same activities as our youth, with an additional leadership component added to their program.

Additional educational, social, and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence, and an opportunity to connect with one another. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun, and supportive environment critical to helping break the cycle of addiction.

Traditional camp activities could include but not limited to:

  • arts and crafts
  • camp songs
  • games
  • team building
  • archery
  • canoeing
  • swimming
  • sports
  • and more.....

All Mentors will be required to:

  • submit a mentor application
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • pass a criminal background screening
  • provided 2-3 references
  • make a commitment of one year to attend at least four camp sessions and additional activities.
  • Attend a total of 3 hours of training a year.

https://elunanetwork.org/camps-programs/camp-mariposa/ -information about Camp Mariposa

https://www.westcare.com/page/where-we-serve_FL_01a - Mentor application, can email to camp.mariposa@westcare.com

https://youtu.be/sj43g27W3tA - Camp Mariposa video-what its about.

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About WestCare

Location:

1735 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St S, St Petersburg, FL 33705, US

Mission Statement

Mission WestCare empowers everyone with whom we come into contact to engage in a process of healing, growth and change benefiting themselves, their families, coworkers and communities. Vision WestCare devotes our best collective and individual efforts toward "uplifting the human spirit" by consistently improving, expanding and strengthening the quality, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of everything we do in building for the future.

Description

Established nationally in 1973, and in the Tampa Bay Area in 2001, WestCare, recognizes addiction to alcohol and drugs as a chronic disease. Like many diseases, a simple cure does not exist. Treatment at WestCare begins with an individualized plan that is tailored to address all aspects of addiction and co-occurring disorders. We value each client as an individual with the potential for lifelong recovery. Our substance abuse and mental health clinicians have extensive experience in working with a variety of populations (e.g., youth, veterans, homeless, etc.). Today, WestCare serves thousands of individuals in 17 U.S. states and 3 U.S. territories.

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

(28.29018,-82.46445)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Event Design & Planning
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Pre-Post Camp Mentor touch base, short zoom meetings usually under 1 hour. 1 weekend every other month 4-6 times a year. Additional activities may occur on the non-camp months-day events only.
  • Be a positive role model for all campers, teens, alumni, and other Mentors. Minimum of a year commitment to the program-our youth deserves consistency.

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