Pathway: Short-Term Direct Service
Time Commitment: 3 to 12 days, dependent on session selected.
This position is appointed by resident camp directors on a session by session basis.
Reports to: Resident Camp Directors
Resident Camp Volunteers serve during GSCO Resident Camp programs on the same week their daughter/relative attends. They are placed in different sessions than their daughter in order to ensure that both mother and daughter have a unique experience. Volunteers are chosen based on their desire to work with children at a resident camp, as well as their other outdoor and summer camp skills as exhibited in their application.
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain a sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community. Resident camp volunteers receive 50% off resident camp for their daughter/relative attending the same camp during the same time frame.
Volunteers will receive training and orientation in their assigned positions according to their skill set and the needs of their role. As well as ongoing support from resident camp staff.
• Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Including but not limited to those found in Volunteer Essentials.
• Lead programming with Girl Scouts either on or off GSCO property.
• Complete risk management forms (ex: incident reports) in the event of incidents and injuries.
• Follow GSCO and Safety Activity Checkpoints policies at all times
• Follow State of Colorado Childcare Licensing guidelines as well as American Camp Association Accreditation standards as directed by the camp director and camp staff.
• Maintain Girl safety at outdoor and camp events.
Qualifications and Core Competencies – Required:
• Accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and register as a member of GSUSA.
• Be an approved adult volunteer with a volunteer application, cleared background check.
• Complete the Resident Camp Volunteer application, including references and additional Criminal Background Checks (required by State of Colorado Childcare Licensing).
• Complete an interview with the desired resident camp director and be appointed to the position.
• Present a positive image of Girl Scouting to girls, volunteers and community members through effective communication, high personal standards of conduct and knowledge of the Girl Scout program and organization. Promote the benefits of Girl Scouting and the importance of making a personal financial contribution and volunteering time to GSCO.
• Willingness to learn about and work with adults and girls with diverse backgrounds/abilities.
Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:
• Experience and/or ability to lead groups in the outdoors.
• Ability to manage safety of girls in the outdoors.
• Outward Bound, NOLS or other outdoor leadership course.
• Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder.