“…an opportunity for our Club members to sign up as volunteers for one of the Organizations that we have supported through the Grant process. Actually, Annie’s Hope held their first Camp Courage out at Skyway Farm many years ago. ” Rick Tinucci “Will you please publish this opportunity in the next Pepperbox?” Thanks, Matthew Maddox
Annie’s Hope – The Center for Grieving Kids is a St. Louis-based nonprofit whose mission is to offer comprehensive support services to children, teens, and their families who are grieving a death. This summer, we will host two Camps for grieving kids: Camp Courage, a five-day, four-night in-person camp; and Camp Courage–Virtual, a five-day virtual camp. Volunteers are essential to the success of the Camps. Can you please help us spread the word of our need for volunteer camp counselors, arts and crafts leaders, and helping hands?
We are looking for energetic, kid-loving volunteers who are 18 years old or older to support the bereaved kids who come to Camp. No experience as a social worker, counselor, or major in a social service profession is required. Some of our greatest counselors have represented the nursing, education, child life, outdoor education, physical education, and business disciplines. No matter the course of study or professional role, a volunteer experience with Camp Courage and/or Camp Courage–Virtual is sure to inform one’s education and professional work.
Camp Courage volunteers are needed Saturday, June 12th – Friday, June 18th. This camp supports kids ages 6 – 18 years-old.
Camp Courage–Virtual volunteers are needed Saturday, June 26th – Friday, July 2nd. This camp supports kids ages 6 – 18 years-old.
Please share this information with the students, faculty, and staff in your program and department or peers and volunteers within your organization/group. Attached are 1) a volunteer flier, 2) a volunteer job description, 3) a volunteer application and 4) a COVID-19 protocols document for in-person Camp. These documents and more information are available at www.annieshope.org/programs. Every accepted volunteer means kids are off the waiting list – no amount of sharing is too much.
Thank you so much for spreading the word!