SELECTED VOLUNTEERS

We sincerely thank you for applying to serve as a volunteer at Camp Encourage and are delighted that YOU will be joining us at your upcoming session (or sessions!)! It is so appreciated and very admirable that you are giving your time and heart to the special campers at Camp Encourage! We have many eager campers preparing for camp with HUGE thanks to you!

Below, you will find informative details to help you prepare for your volunteer role.

DOWNLOAD FORMS & INFO


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PACKET

Please download and read through this packet in its entirety in advance. You'll find crucial details about volunteer orientation, directions, arrival and departure times, expectations, a list of suggested items to bring to camp, and further helpful information.


PROVIDE A FEW MORE DETAILS

Required: Please click on the below button to take you to a mandatory form that will provide us with information regarding which orientation you will attend AND will provide electronic signatures regarding policies, permissions, and more.


RETURN TO CAMPBRAIN

Please return to our online registration system HERE and complete a STAFF MEDICAL FORM (whether you take medications or not). Additionally, please upload your COVID VACCINATION RECORDS, copies of CERTIFICATIONS (i.e. First Aid, CPR, or Behavioral Intervention Training Certification,  and a recent PHOTO of your fine self to your online account. Should you need any assistance, please read through the helpful tips on this document or contact Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org or 816.830.7171.


INITIATE A BACKGROUND CHECK

Safety is of the utmost importance at Camp Encourage. In compliance with the American Camp Association accreditation requirements and to keep our campers as safe as can be, a background check will be completed on each* volunteer over the age of 18 on a yearly basis. The cost of the background check is gladly covered by Camp Encourage. Please click the link below to initiate the screening.

*Volunteers who provide leadership in a limited area and are never with campers in an unsupervised situation would not be subject to screening (i.e. those assisting with unloading and loading camp supplies, those assisting at the carnival, etc.). Email Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org if uncertain if this applies to you.


DOWNLOAD OUR APP

This year, we will begin using a new communication tool to provide updates, send photos, etc.. Because it will serve as a primary source of communicating information to volunteers, it will be essential that you download and access the app.  The app will enable you to view photos and receive communication from Camp Encourage staff. Instructions for downloading and using the app can be found by clicking below. Should you not download the app, you may miss updates and will not have access to photos. Should you have difficulty accessing this, please contact Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org for assistance.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

COVID-19


CASH INCENTIVES FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

We need your support in spreading the word to secure quality volunteers! Should you know of anyone that might like to join our camp family this year, please encourage him or her to apply today! In return, we will be issuing incentives to current (not new) volunteers who recruit full time volunteers for our camp sessions. For details, click below.


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