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Camp Pathways Volunteer - Pathways of Hope Children's Bereavement Camp 

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”  -- written by Flavia Weedn

As a volunteer at Ohio's Hospice, you have the opportunity to leave footprints on the hearts of the patients and families. Through this process, you may discover footprints left on your own heart.

Camp Pathway's is an annual Summer bereavement camp for children ages 7-17, held at the Joy Outdoor Education center in Warren County, a beautiful site equipped with a pool, large pond, fishing area and ropes course.

Camp is a great opportunity to help a grieving child as well as a chance to meet and work with other adults.  As you can imagine, it takes a lot of people to make camp a success.  Please seriously consider volunteering your time and talents. You won’t be disappointed! We have two volunteer positions. Both positions require the volunteer to spend the weekend at camp. Camp will start Friday morning and will end on Sunday around 3 pm. 

All first-time volunteers serve in the role of a Buddy. The Buddy is assigned to a camper and must stay with that camper all weekend. This includes sleeping in the same cabin as your child and eating meals with your child. We may assign you to an additional child, but only if absolutely necessary and only if you feel comfortable with two. This position requires someone willing to assist a child on his/her grief journey, someone who can listen and offer compassionate understanding. The position of “buddy” is by far our largest volunteer need.  

The Group Leader is an experienced Camp Pathways volunteer selected by the Camp Director and Volunteer Coordinator. The Group Leader facilitates discussion and group activities, assists adult buddies with any problems that might arise, and keeps the group informed of schedules, changes, etc. The Group Leader reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.   

Camp Pathways 2016 will be held Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Becoming a volunteer is a simple 5 step process:

Step 1 - A willingness to support grieving children and teens.

Step 2 - Complete this online camp application and all subsequent required documents designed to inform you of your rights and responsibilities as an Ohio's Hospice of Dayton volunteer and ensure the safety of the children being served. (Subsequent documents will be emailed to you) 

Step 3 - Call (937) 256-9507 ext.1147 with any questions. We will provide you with reference forms to distribute. Give the reference forms and pre-addressed envelopes to people not related to you who have personal knowledge of your qualifications for a volunteer position.

Step 4 - You will be fingerprinted for a criminal background check at no cost to you. 

Step 5 - Choose the age of the child or youth you wish to serve and attend the New Buddy Training and All Staff Training.

 
Position Requirements

Smoking is prohibited in all facilities used by and partnered with Ohio's Hospice. To eliminate residual smoke contact for our patients and customers, all staff are prohibited from smoking, on or off the Ohio's Hospice campuses and must not have an odor of residual smoke, while on work time. This policy applies to all colleagues, staff, students, contracted personnel, volunteers, and vendors. Policy #116

 Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Two Personal References, not related to you (for first-time volunteers)
  • Criminal Background Check (Completed at no cost to you)
  • Attend one of two scheduled New Buddy Trainings (for first-time camp volunteers)
  • Attend the All Staff Camp Meeting 

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Shift Weekends  
Position Camp Pathways Volunteer - Pathways of Hope Children's Bereavement Camp  
Post Internal Days 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number VOL-16-00002  
Location Ohio's Hospice of Dayton  
About the Organization Ohio's Hospice is an affiliation of non-profit hospice organizations including Hospice of Dayton, Hospice of Miami County, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Hospice of Central Ohio, and Community Care Hospice of Wilmington, offering superior care and superior services to patients and their families in southwest Ohio. We continue to grow our service area and are currently serving in well over 20 counties. Care is provided in patient homes, extended and assisted living facilities, two Hospice House locations in Montgomery and Butler County, and inpatient hospice centers in Miami County and at Hospice of Central Ohio.

You may find a deeper meaning in your work, or rediscover why you chose your profession in the first place. The passion you may have been missing in previous workplaces can be found at our organizations. We offer a full range of benefits including generous paid vacation/time off, competitive health, dental, vision, STD/LTD and life insurance, matching 401(k), mileage and tuition reimbursement, Wellness initiatives and more. Our culture encourages personal empowerment, teamwork and professional growth. We are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://OhiosHospice.appone.com



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