Children’s Grief Connection’s volunteers are the most awesome people you’ll ever meet. Dedicated to providing the best experience for each camper, our volunteers spend the weekend playing, laughing, listening, crying, singing silly camp songs and roasting marshmallows. The weekend is exhausting and exhilarating!
“Connection took place right off the bat when the staff and volunteers met to break the ice and prepare for our families. I can’t begin to explain the pureness of heart of a typical camp volunteer. Within the first hour, I had already connected with several people. It isn’t hard to do when everyone possesses an openness and willingness to connect like the volunteers do. Their enthusiasm and love is simply infectious.” -Luke, First Time Volunteer
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are all ages (18 and older). To be a volunteer you need to (1) enjoy people, (2) be willing to listen without fixing their grief and (3) be prepared for a very active weekend.All volunteers are required to have a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and National Sex Offender Data Base checks on file with our organization yearly. Whether you ‘re a Camp Counselor or a Camp Helper, expect to be involved and to love it.Many of our volunteers return year after year.
If you are a new volunteer:
Please complete the application below, and we will email a BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) Background Check form to you. Please print that form, fill it out, and email scanned copy to our office.Volunteers are asked to cover the cost ($25.00) of their background checks. You can do so by clicking on the blue “support us” button and donating via paypal.
If you are a returning volunteer:
Welcome back! Please CLICK HERE to complete this shorter application, and we will email you a BCA form. Please fill it out, and email it to our office. Volunteers are asked to cover the cost ($25.00) of their background check. You can do so by clicking on the blue “support us” button and donating via paypal.
PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT CAMP PROMPTLY AT 1PM ON FRIDAY, AND SHOULD NOT EXPECT TO LEAVE UNTIL 3:30 ON SUNDAY.