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ORGANIZATION: EveryStep

Pack your bags because Amanda the Panda overnight camp is back! Help campers find a place of comfort and support as they connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one.

At Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp, children (kindergarten and older), teens and adults find a place of comfort and support as they connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. With the companionship of trained volunteer camp counselors, campers gather to honor, remember, learn and
grow in their grief journey. Campers are grouped with peers their own age and enjoy the fun of overnight camp. Camp counselors and volunteers lead campers through age-appropriate activities that focus
on remembrance and healing. Fun and laughter are always huge components of the weekend!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Act as role model for campers including setting clear cabin expectations and providing first line of support for campers needs.

  • Lead a group of 6-10 youth or adults including setting and following community expectations and being a safe and supportive mentor during their time at camp.
  • Responsible for ensuring campers basic needs are met including sufficient sleep, hygiene, reasonable eating habits and cooperation with the Medical Staff and Camp Director in case of illness.

2. Ensure a safe social, emotional, and physical environment for campers and staff members.

  • Set clear safety and behavior expectations for campers. Follow all safety and emergency protocols.
  • Provide timely follow up on any accident/ incidents reporting.
  • Collaboratively work with other staff in unit to maintain a clean and safe work environment, including end of season inventory of supplies.

3. Assist and lead various activities for campers to support intended camper outcomes and engagement within the camp community.

  • Lead cabin unit in group activities, including games, songs, small group discussions, large group activities etc.

Training is required and provided by Amanda the Panda staff. If you are interested in this role, please reach out to Megan Jensen at mjensen@everystep.org

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About EveryStep

Location:

3000 Easton Blvd, Des Moines, IA 50317, US

Mission Statement

We empower individuals, support families and strengthen communities.

Description

EveryStep, formerly known as HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, has been offering care and support for Iowans for many decades.

Our roots date back to 1908, when a group of nurses saw the need for public health nursing in Des Moines and founded an organization to fulfill that mission.

Since then, EveryStep has led the charge to address a wide variety of vital community health care and social service needs, offering prenatal support and home visits to new moms, assistance to immigrants and refugees, compassionate hospice and home care services, and grief and loss support.

Today, EveryStep has a strong reputation and a long history of serving vulnerable populations to help them live their best lives. Today, the non-profit’s 30 plus programs, more than 370 employees and nearly 900 volunteers offer care and support to Iowans in 47 counties.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

Fri Sep 09, 2022 - Sun Sep 11, 2022
05:30 PM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

1821 Grand AveWest Des Moines, IA 50265

(41.57409,-93.73046)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Camp Counselors arrive at 5pm on Friday and stay through Sunday at 2pm.
  • Amanda the Panda facilitator training required. Background checks required.

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