Camp Volunteers Needed
Camp PAASS Without Boundaries Summer 2018
This camp is a uniquely structured 1-week program designed to offer the typical day camp experience to youth with adaptive needs. Volunteers are needed to support some campers that require more 1:1 attention and assist with daily activities. Any volunteer will be guided by the camp counselors.
Training date of May 19th from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Camp PAASS offers children the ability to experience arts & crafts, sports, cultural arts, swimming and more in a safe and nurturing environment. All volunteers will be provided with a Certificate of Hours including an outline of volunteer duties which can be used for college or job applications.
Camp PAASS Without Boundaries is offered on the following dates at the Mill Valley Community Center.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM * No camp 7/2 – 7/6
Session 1 6/25 – 6/29
Session 2 7/9 – 7/13
Session 3 7/16 – 7/20
Session 4 7/23 – 7/27
Session 5 7/30 – 8/3
Session 6 8/6 – 8/10
Shifts are available morning, afternoon or all day. Must be able to commit to at least 1 week. Sorry, but we are unable to accommodate 1 day or sporadic scheduling. Additional volunteer information can be found at on our Volunteer page, including the Camp Volunteer Application.
For questions, please contact Kat Reisinger, Recreation Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-383-1370.
PAASS Expectations of Volunteers
Have a positive attitude and energy
Introduce yourself and make sure you know name of player you are supporting
Offer frequent compliments for effort
Encourage “independence” to dribble, shoot, pass, throw baseball, kick soccer ball, whatever activity you are there to support
Modify exercise/activity for special needs child to feel successful
Balance between being the leader and allowing the special needs child to feel empowered
Be aware of when another child in need of a buddy is present, and include him/her
Seek out assistance from a coach when needed
If player needs to use the restroom, advise coach so parent can escort
Be aware of when buddy may need a break, especially with younger kids (tired, water, snack) and do a quick break and get back to activity before it becomes a meltdown
Tie shoes if you notice unlaced but ask first as player may be able to do independently
Talk to your player as social engagement is also very important
Never leave your assigned player without checking in with the coach
If the player keeps focusing on their parent, work to coax them away and engage them best by being overly excited and dramatic
Trust your instincts