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Rocky Mountain Village Volunteer Information

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 RMV Volunteer 2019
Volunteers and campers have fun
at a respite camp
 RMV Volunteer 2019
Pi Kappa Phi's Ability Experience crew
work on the boardwalk


Rocky Mountain Village relies on volunteers throughout the year to help with many different aspects of the summer camp program. We are looking for both volunteer groups- such as church or school groups, as well as individual volunteers.


What does volunteering at RMV look like?

Summer Sessions

From June to early August when summer camp is in session, Rocky Mountain Village looks for volunteers who are 16 or older and who can dedicate a week of their time (from Sunday-Friday). While at camp, the majority of our summer volunteers serve as counselors, supporting a camper as they attend camp. All new volunteers go through an orientation at the beginning of the week to prepare them to have the best (and most fun) experience possible with their assigned camper. Some of our volunteers come for multiple weeks. Meals and lodging are provided when camp is in session.

Volunteering in the Off-Season

From September to April, Rocky Mountain Village hosts weekend-long respite camps for a wide range of ages. Some of the respite camps are focused on a particular theme (e.g. Guys Night Out, Girls Slumber Party) and others are just a chance for our campers to escape to the mountains and be around friends while their caregivers get some much needed respite. We ask that our respite volunteers be 16 or older and be able to attend for the entire duration of the camp (usually Friday evening until Sunday at noon). Meals and lodging are provided, and new volunteers attend a volunteer orientation on Fridays before campers check-in around dinnertime. Click here to view the 2019-2020 Respite Weekend Schedule.

Volunteer Days

Many organizations or companies arrange to bring their employees or members up to Rocky Mountain Village during the off-season for a Volunteer Day – these days are uniquely tailored to what each organization is able to give. For instance, some organizations send a group of 10-20 to RMV to assist with a specific project (e.g. building our boardwalk, renovating a cabin, organizing a program area, planting flower gardens, etc.). Other companies bring 200+ employees up for the day and work on multiple projects all around camp. These volunteer days are especially helpful in the spring as we prepare the facilities for our summer sessions. Meals can be provided by our kitchen or brought in by the organization, and overnight lodging can also be arranged.


How do I sign up?

If you are an organization hoping to arrange a volunteer day: 

1. Reach out to our office manager to organize the timing/nature of the volunteer opportunity (Jessica Garcia: jgarcia@eastersealscolorado.org ). 


For those wishing to be a volunteer counselor, work directly with campers or propose a different volunteer assignment:
 

1. Reach out to our volunteer coordinator to organize the timing/nature of the volunteer opportunity (Curry Baumgart: cbaumgart@eastersealscolorado.org). 

2. Complete our online volunteer application and paperwork by following this link: https://forms.gle/92tr8fWiEbR4EG3y9 

3. Submit a background check authorization form to the volunteer coordinator no later than a week before they are scheduled to volunteer (download the form below and complete the left-hand column). 

4. Have 2 reference forms completed (by non-family members) speaking to your ability to work with vulnerable populations and submit those to the volunteer coordinator (download the reference form below).

5. For new volunteers, plan to attend the volunteer orientation scheduled before the start of your chosen camp or respite session. 

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and PAPERWORK.

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER REFERENCE FORM.

CLICK HERE FOR BACKGROUND CHECK FORM.

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