Volunteer with Camp Korey

Be part of the magic at Camp Korey! Join the fun and make a positive impact on children and families living with serious medical conditions. Whether you have a day, weekend, week or an entire summer, our camps offer a range of volunteer opportunities that match your goals. We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles, working with campers, managing special events, in the kitchen and more.

SPRING, SUMMER & FALL CAMP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Spring & Summer 2018 sessions:

Spring 2018

  • Teen Cardiac Transplant Family Weekend- 5/4 – 5/6
  • Teen Leadership Retreat (General Conditions)- 5/18 – 5/20

Residential Summer Camp 2018

  • Session 1 – Craniofacial – 6/25 – 6/28
  • Session 2 – General Conditions with Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine focus – 7/9 – 7/12
  • Session 3 – General Conditions with Dermatology focus – 7/16 – 7/19
  • Session 4 – General Conditions with Sibling focus – 7/23 – 7/26
  • Session 5 – Solid Organ Transplant – 7/30 – 8/3
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Session 6 – Skeletal Dysplasia/Metabolic Bone Disorder – 8/6 – 8/10

Fall 2018

  • Mitochondrial Disease Family Weekend -9/21 – 9/23
  • Pediatric Arthritis Weekend Camp – 9/28 – 9/30
  • Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine Family Weekend – 10/5 – 10/7
  • Autism Family Weekend – 11/9 – 11/11

Fill out the volunteer application and other volunteers forms located on the right hand sidebar. Questions? Contact Paige Mackintosh, Volunteer Coordinator: pmackintosh@campkorey.org


Counselor-
Sunday 1pm – Thursday/Friday 1pm (Summer)

Role Description: As a Summer Counselor, you will be paired with a cabin to act as their guide to camp! Your job will be to work together with your fellow cabin co-counselors to make sure that camp is a safe environment where everybody who comes to camp can experience joy, growth and healing.

Qualifications:

  • Pass Background Check
  • Up-to-date Immunization records
  • 19+

Apply Now!


Culinary Volunteers-
1-2 shifts per day

  • 7:30 am – 2 pm
  • 2:30 pm-8 pm

Role Description:

Culinary volunteers will assist with setup of meals, pan/dish washing, general cleaning of areas, food preparation and other duties as assigned. Shifts are between 4-6 hours (with some flexibility).

Qualifications:

  • Pass a Background Check
  • Flu Vaccine required November 1 – April 1
  • Hepatitis A
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • Age 16+

Apply Now!


Family Pals-

Friday 4pm – Sunday 1pm

Role Description: As a Family Pal, you will be paired with a family to act as their ambassador to camp! Your job is to build a relationship with the whole family, and make sure they have what they need to have an enjoyable time! This looks like: helping your family navigate the camp, learning to make art together, learning about each other over meals, reaching out to camp leadership about special needs, helping children make new friends, keeping the energy high during cheers, and more! There are times that you will supervise the children of the family when parents or guardians take part in caregiver-only activities.

Qualifications:

  • Pass a Background Check
  • Flu Vaccine required November 1 – April 1
  • Age 19+

Apply Now!


Medical Providers-

Friday 4pm – Sunday 11am (Family Weekend)
Sunday 1pm – Thursday/Friday 1pm (Summer)

Role Description: Providers administer direct medical care to campers living with serious and life-altering medical conditions.  Volunteer Providers collaborate with nurses, cabin counselors, and the leadership team to ensure that campers are provided with the highest quality of care.

Qualifications:

  • Valid MD/ARNP/PA license
  • Valid BLS certification
  • Pass Background Check
  • Up-to-date Immunization Records

Apply Now!


Nursing Volunteers-

Friday 4pm – Sunday 11am (Family Weekends)
Sunday 1pm – Thursday/Friday 1pm (Summer)

Role Description: Registered Nurses provide direct nursing care to campers living with serious and life-altering medical conditions. Volunteer nurses collaborate with physicians, staff nurses, cabin counselors, and the leadership team to ensure that campers are provided with the highest quality of care. Each RN oversees the medical needs of 8-10 campers per summer session.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State RN license
  • Valid BLS certification
  • Pass Background Check
  • Up-to-date Immunization records

Apply Now!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED:

Sewing Projects:

What sewing projects does Camp Korey need?

Warm Fuzzies for the campers (ages 7-17)
Warm Fuzzies are sewn to a pre-made pattern. This ensures that all fuzzies are consistent in shape and size.
· The children we serve often have severe allergies and sensitivities which limits our use of supplies to only utilize new fabric that is machine washable.
Visit our Warm Fuzzy Project page for more information.

Quilts for the beds (ages 7-17)
The size of the quilt should be 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.
Please feel free to be creative! We need patchwork quilts to decorate every twin-sized bed in our cabins.
Please make sure these quilts are machine washable and are not too heavy or warm.
For questions about these sewing projects or to have a turtle pillow pattern mailed to you, please email Beth Faller at bfaller@campkorey.org


Camp Korey strives to provide an environment where volunteers:

Contribute in meaningful ways to Camp Korey.
Are valued for their unique abilities.
Are trained, mentored, and supported in their work.
Are called upon to help with initiatives big and small.