Bolles 2017 Day Camp Volunteer Application

Volunteering is contingent upon successful completion of an interview process and screening.
Applications are due by March 2.

To volunteer you MUST commit to at least 4 of the 6 weeks. All volunteer applicants MUST be interviewed and screened. Please find important interview information located at the bottom of this application.

Attention: All NEW APPLICANTS that have not previously worked, volunteered, or interviewed at Bolles Day Camp:

The 2017 Bolles Summer Day Camp on the San Jose Campus will run from June 19 to July 28 (no camp on July 4). There will be one group training day on Thursday, June 15. Interested applicants are expected to be available for these dates.

All new candidates are to interview as follows:

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
(Dress is active casual as a portion of the interview process is in the gym)
Time: Begins at 2 p.m. for approximately a 3-hour length
Meet: In the Bent Student Center Canteen on the San Jose Campus
Address: The Bolles School
7400 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Parking: Enter the San Jose Campus main entrance and turn left as you come to the first set of buildings on your left. You may park in the main parking lot in between the baseball field and the buildings near the flag pole. The Bent Student Center Canteen is in the first building to the left of the flag pole area. The Canteen entrance is to the right of the steps.

Note: If unable to attend on March 12 due to an unavoidable circumstance, it will be the responsibility of the candidate to contact the Summer Camp Director, Mr. Hudson, at hudsonj@bolles.org.

Day Camp Volunteer Details

Staff Details

Volunteers for day camp are seasonal and under the supervision of the Camp Director. Volunteers have the responsibility to assist campers in having an enjoyable, safe, enriching camp experience.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers
  • Assist with opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp
  • To give and encourage with others the respect for campers, staff, personal property, camp equipment and facilities
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  • Assist instructors and actively participate in all aspects of the camper’s day
  • Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and support using appropriate behavior-management techniques when needed
  • To know and use appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures when needed
  • Provide information and feedback to staff leaders as needed for campers to have a safe and successful camp experience
  • Maintain positive relationships with campers by showing sensitivity to the camper’s emotional needs and assist with problem solving any minor camper issues effectively
  • Be a role model for campers by following all policies and by demonstrating enthusiasm, sense of humor, and self-control

Qualifications

  • Excellent character, integrity and adaptability
  • Limited experience working with children; camp or other group experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
  • Pass a screening process
  • To make every effort to attend all day training on June 15, 2017. If missed, this training may prolong opportunities for volunteering until completed
  • To be available a minimum of 4 of the 6 weeks of summer day camp while providing camp office with a plan with dates of availability in which expectations would be to make every effort to fully attend these coordinated dates

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Work in a noisy, fast paced environment both indoors and outdoors

Be able to occasionally lift up to 45 lbs

Work intermittently in outside weather conditions; including daily exposure to sun, heat, water (included possible limited contact with the St. Johns River), and bugs

What volunteer service at day camp provides:
1) Each volunteer will receive training and experience at our summer day camp facility as to serving children of various ages while providing a fun, safe, and structured day of activities for their growth and recreation.
2) Each volunteer will have an opportunity to log community service hours that may assist with entry to college, applying for scholarships such as Florida Bright Futures, applying for future job employment, etc.
3) Each volunteer will have the opportunity to build working relationships with people they may already know as well as the many that will be new to them.
4) Each volunteer will have the opportunity to be a positive influence on younger children as they care, nurture, and interact with them.
5) Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt and a daily lunch.


Additional important information about our volunteer program:
1) Volunteers are expected to be of a maturity that shows a definitive gap between the role of a camper and those who are caregivers for them. Being a volunteer holds the responsibility to aid staff with the best interest of the camper's safety, security, well-being, and enjoyment in mind. Any disruption to the daily responsibilities of providing service for our campers may result in dismissal from the volunteer program.
2) Being a volunteer does not automatically mean each individual will be hired as paid staff at a later date. Paid positions are very competitive and decisions are made each year to best fit the program's overall needs for that particular time.
3) All volunteers will be required to adhere to the Bolles Honor Code. Any volunteer who chooses to disregard this policy can expect significant consequences up to and including expulsion from the volunteer program. Volunteers may review and ask questions as to their understanding of the Bolles Honor Code during orientation.
4) Due to the large number of volunteers and rising expenses for services, each volunteer will be expected to pay $150 for the summer to assist with the cost of their lunches and other supervision costs associated with the volunteer program.

Who should we contact in case of an emergency?

Statement of Agreement

I have read and understand the volunteer responsibilities and expectations..


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