Overnight Camp- Program Support & Tent Lead Positions

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ORGANIZATION: The H.E.A.R.T. Center

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Overview: We are seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to support our overnight camp program designed for children of all abilities. As a volunteer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the well-being and happiness of our campers while assisting with various activities and tasks throughout the day and night.

Responsibilities:

  1. Support Camp Activities: Assist campers with activities, games, and crafts that promote social interaction, creativity, and sensory exploration, both during the day and evening programs.
  2. Provide One-on-One Support: Offer personalized assistance to campers with special needs, ensuring their comfort and safety during all camp activities, including overnight stays in cabins or tents.
  3. Supervise Evening Activities: Assist with evening programs, such as campfires, talent shows, or stargazing sessions, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all campers.
  4. Overnight Supervision: Stay overnight in cabins or designated sleeping areas to provide supervision, support, and assistance to campers, including responding to any nighttime needs or emergencies.
  5. Maintain Clean and Safe Environment: Help keep the camp facilities and sleeping accommodations clean, organized, and safe for all participants throughout the day and night.
  6. Assist with Administrative Tasks: Support camp staff with registration, paperwork, and other administrative duties as needed, both during the day and evening hours.
  7. Promote Inclusion and Empathy: Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where all campers feel accepted, respected, and supported, day and night.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for working with children, especially inner city youth or those with special needs.
  • Patience, empathy, and excellent communication skills to interact effectively with campers, families, and fellow volunteers, both during the day and evening programs.
  • Ability to follow instructions, work collaboratively as part of a team, and adapt to the dynamic nature of an overnight camp environment.
  • Previous experience working with individuals with children, inner city youth, or special needs is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to volunteering for one full camp session (M-F), including overnight stays.

Benefits:

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in working with individuals with special needs, both during the day and overnight.
  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families by providing support and encouragement in a fun and empowering setting, day and night.
  • Develop new skills, build connections with like-minded individuals, and create lasting memories with our camp community, both under the sun and stars.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact and creating unforgettable experiences for children with special needs, we invite you to join our dedicated team of volunteers at The H.E.A.R.T. Center. Together, we can inspire joy, build confidence, and create lasting memories for campers. Apply today and be a part of something truly special!

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About The H.E.A.R.T. Center

Location:

3735 W Beardsley Road, Glendale, AZ 85024, US

Mission Statement

At The H.E.A.R.T. Center, we strive to enhance the quality of life of each person served by providing individualized recreational therapy services that bridge the gap between clinical services and a meaningful life outside the home.

Description

The H.E.A.R.T. Center was founded in 2014 with one horse, one recreational therapist and a whole lot of love to give. Our primary service has been Therapeutic Horseback Riding for kiddos with special needs but we have expanded into a one of a kind micro school for kids with special needs to utilize the horses as a catalyst to their learning. Our multi-sensory recreation approach to learning allows our clients a multitude of opportunities for growth and learning.

Through the work we do with our students and our families, our ultimate goal is to create a positive community where people feel valued regardless of their abilities, and they have a space where they feel at peace and can grow into the amazing humans they are. We aim to remain a smaller program to hold onto the integrity and value of truly individualized programming.

Currently we are welcoming volunteers to help us grow into all of the greatness that our new property has to offer. We have volunteer opportunities for working with the horses, working inside our classrooms with the students and assisting with property projects like gardening!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Fri Jun 21, 2024 - Fri Aug 02, 2024

WHERE

Forest Service Road 95Happy Jack, AZ 86024

(34.74335,-111.40737)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteers must be willing to commit to a full camp week (M-F) at our overnight camp facility.

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