Teenage Volunteer Job Description


  1. Volunteer must be able to care for own basic needs 100% independently.

  2. Volunteer must be able to follow 2 - 3 part oral directions.

  3. Volunteer must be able to be left unsupervised for long periods of time.

  4. Volunteer must be able to push a wheelchair.

  5. Volunteer has completed 9th grade and has had experience or a desire in working with children with varying abilities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend orientation and other planning meetings

  • Familiarize self with daily schedules

  • Wear volunteer identification at all times

  • Follow instructions of counselor to which assigned

  • Comply with Camp Sue Osborn policies

Volunteer may be assigned to perform any of the tasks below:

  • Run errands and relay messages

  • Go for assistance in case of emergency

  • Deliver/retrieve equipment, clothing, etc.

  • Assist ambulatory campers in dressing

  • Assist staff members in dressing/undressing non-ambulatory campers

  • Push wheelchairs (if training has been received)

  • Assist in physical transfers of non-ambulatory campers

  • Assist with responsibilities for a designated numbers of campers

  • Assist in assuring that all campers are accounted for at all times

  • Inform staff of any inappropriate camper behavior

  • Assist in activities and special programs

  • Assist in other ways if not specifically included in list of restricted responsibilities below

  • Assist in loading and unloading of camper(s) from buses following established procedure

  • Assure that no camper is out of sight of supervising staff person

Volunteers are NOT to be assigned responsibility for:

  • Supervision/monitoring of campers without a staff member resent

  • Transferring non-ambulatory campers alone

  • Major repositioning of campers in wheelchairs

  • Locking or unlocking braces

  • Toileting campers without staff member present

  • Feeding campers (i.e., food or drink) without appropriate training and staff supervision

  • Operating bus lifts

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Dates, Times, and Contacts

Day Camp:
June 24 - July 5, 2019
(closed July 4th)
YMCA Outdoor Family Center (Perry, Ohio)
For questions about Day Camp, call Andrea Levine at 440-479-3045

Alumni Camp:
July 7 – July 10, 2019
Camp Burton   (Burton, Ohio)
For questions about Alumni Camp, call Camp Dawn Majors at 440-602-1037

Residence Camp:
July 14 – July 20, 2019
Camp Burton   (Burton, Ohio)
For questions about Residence Camp, call Camp Office at 440-602-1037