Teens Needed to help with our February Critter Camp

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ORGANIZATION: Helen Woodward Animal Center

Critter Camp

February Critter Camp 2023

February 13 th-17th, 2023 abd February 21 st-24 th, 2023

This application is for February Critter Camp only. Summer Critter Camp requires a separate application process. Please see the Center website for Summer Junior Volunteer Applications at www.animalcenter.org

Thanks to Education Volunteers, Helen Woodward Animal Center helps both people and animals by educating children about pet responsibility. The Junior Volunteer program is both fun and hard work. Volunteers must be mature, dependable, be able to follow directions, work independently, and display introductory leadership and teamwork skills. The most successful volunteers are committed, enthusiastic and experienced with children. Volunteers should have some previous experience working with children and a desire to work with PreK - 6 th grades.

It is important to understand that the volunteer’s job is working with children, not animals. Volunteers will be working around animals, but not directly handling them. Volunteers do prep work before and after class, clean up, assist with managing children's behavior, and supervise lunch & play time. Volunteers help the teacher with animal lessons, crafts, and games.

COVID-19 policies must be followed by staff, volunteers, and campers

  • Masks and social distancing are not required.
  • Please stay home if you or anyone in your household has a fever or displays symptoms like coughing, sore throat or headache.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds before eating.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after touching shared items, including animal carriers.

Hours

  • Volunteer shifts are 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Some extended care shifts from 9:00am-5:00pm

Volunteers must be available the entire shift each day, partial shifts are not possible. It is best if you are available all 3 camp days in a week, but if that isn’t possible then any day(s) you are available works for this camp (be advised Summer camp requires a week-long commitment). After volunteering you can contact the volunteer supervisor about a letter for verification of Community Service hours.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be in 9 th-12 th grade as of Fall of 2022 and between ages of 14-17
  • Fill out the attached application and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Maxwell
  • Applications can be emailed to MarkM@animalcenter.org or faxed to 858-756-0605

You are only guaranteed a spot as a volunteer when your application has been received and you’ve been contacted via email/phone to confirm your assignment. If you don’t receive confirmation within 3 days of submitting your application, please call Mark 858-756-4117 ext. 370.

Mandatory training session for NEW camp volunteers will occur 9:30-11:00am on Saturday 2/11/23 and 2/18/23; at that time you will receive a volunteer T-Shirt. Failure to attend this training means you will NOT be able to volunteer.

Past camp volunteers must wear the red Critter Camp Volunteer Shirt. If you do not have one, we will provide you with one.

Helen Woodward Animal Center - Education Junior Volunteer Application

February Critter Camp 2023

Print clearly in blue or black ink:

Name:_________________________________________Age:________Grade:________

Address:____________________________________City/Zip:______________________

Home Phone: (_______)________________Cell Phone:(_______)___________________

JV Email:_______________________________ParentEmail:________________________

Volunteer Status: New  Returning  T-shirt (adult sizing): S M L XL 

Junior Volunteer Orientation ( mandatory for new Critter Camp volunteers):

*Please be on time*

Volunteer Workdays: (You must be available from 8:00am-3:30pm, or extended care 9:00am-5:00pm)

Describe your experience working with children:

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What ages are you comfortable working with?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you hope to get out of this experience?

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Please submit application and release form to Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Maxwell. Mail to: Mark Maxwell- Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Woodward Animal Center, PO Box 64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ● Email to: MarkM@animalcenter.org ● Fax To: (858) 756-0605 Attn: Mark Maxwell

February Critter Camp 2023 - Education Junior Volunteer Release Form

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s email: __________________________________________________________

Junior volunteer’s email: _____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________City__________, Zip: ______________

Home Phone: (______)________________________ Cell Phone: (______)_____________________

For those under 18 years: Age: ________________________DOB: ___________________________
Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________ Phone: (______)___________________

Emergency Contact Name: ____________________________Phone:(____)_____________

  • Tetanus Information: I understand that because I or my child (if applicant is under 18) may handle animals, it is important to discuss the tetanus vaccine with my physician. I release Helen Woodward Animal Center from all responsibility that may occur because of my not pursuing this matter further and I understand whatever decision I make is at my own risk. I have read, understand and agree to the above tetanus information.
  • ­­In the event of an emergency, I hereby give the Helen Woodward Animal Center permission to seek medical attention for myself or my child (if applicant is under 18).
  • I acknowledge that I, as a volunteer of Helen Woodward Animal Center, do not have permission to take photographs or video of any privately owned animals at the Center.
  • I give permission for the Helen Woodward Animal Center to photograph me or my child for use in any Center publication, educational, or advertising purposes the Center may designate.
  • ­­­I acknowledge and understand that as a volunteer of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, I, or my child (if applicant is under 18) am not covered by the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s workers compensation or any other insurance policy for any damages or injuries I, or my child, may sustain during volunteer activities.
  • I acknowledge and agree to the COVID-19 policies listed above on Page 1.
  • On behalf of myself, my children, my heirs, assignees, guardians, personal and legal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Helen Woodward Animal Center, its officers, directors, and employees for any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, liabilities, damages, personal injuries and property damage, connected with me or my child’s volunteer services to Helen Woodward Animal Center whether caused directly or indirectly by any negligence (active or passive) attributable to Helen Woodward Animal Center, its officers, directors or employees.

______________________________________________________________ ___________

Volunteer, or if under 18 years, parent or guardian Signature Date

Considering that many of the positions at HWAC require dealing with animals, serving the public, working outdoors and lifting up to 25 lbs., are you able to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying, either with or without reasonable accommodations? Yes  No 

If no, describe the functions that cannot be performed and what accommodations are required: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list any medical considerations (allergies, medical conditions, physical limitations, medications, etc.) or any special accommodations we can make to insure a safe and enjoyable volunteer experience.

______________________________________________________________________________

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense? Yes  No 

If yes, please explain. Applicant may omit any convictions for the possession of marijuana that are more than two(2) years old, and any information concerning a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program (Note: no applicant will be denied employment solely on the grounds of conviction of a criminal offense. The nature of the offense, date, circumstances and relevance to the position applied for may, however, be considered.): ___________________________________________________________________

(Note: no applicant will be denied employment solely on the grounds of conviction of a criminal offense. The nature of the offense, date, circumstances and relevance to the position applied for may, however, be considered.)

I have read, understand and agree to the above information. I certify that the information provided here is accurate and complete. I authorize reference and employment verification and background checks as necessary for specific positions.

Parent or Guardian Signature _____________________________________________ Date _____________

Volunteer Signature _____________________________________________________ Date ________________

Please submit application and release form to Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Maxwell. Mail to: Mark Maxwell- Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Woodward Animal Center, PO Box 64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ● Email to: MarkM@animalcenter.org ● Fax To: (858) 756-0605 Attn: Mark Maxwell

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About Helen Woodward Animal Center

Location:

6461 El Apajo Road, PO Box 64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, US

Mission Statement

At Helen Woodward Animal Center, people help animals and animals help people. Under one management, this unique organization benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. Life is more precious when trust, unconditional love, and respect exist between animals and one another.

Description

Animal services

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth

WHEN

Mon Feb 13, 2023 - Tue Feb 28, 2023
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

WHERE

6461 El Apajo RdRancho Santa FeRancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

(32.99693,-117.19508)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training

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