Camp Facilitators are the behind-the-scenes volunteers that provide the labor needed to meet a multitude of physical needs at camp. This will include helping setup and cleanup breakfast, lunch and snacks. Helping the camp director and assistant director setup for the reading buddies; re-shelving books; filling in as a ready buddy; sweeping floors; helping prepare fruits and vegetables and other duties as assigned.
In other words the facilitators do anything needed to support the camp's physical needs. The camp director and assistant director work closely with you. You are a vital part of the team that keeps thing working smoothly.
We hope you can commit to an entire week from about 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day. If you cannot make a commitment this large, talk to us! We will work on a schedule that fits your needs.
Intern Assistants, as the term implies, assist the interns in their daily work with the children. Children are divided into eight groups based on age and each group has a team of an intern and public school teacher. The interns are primary facilitators at the camps. The assistance of volunteers is essential. As an Intern Assistant you will be assigned to one of the groups of children or float as needed.
The tasks you will perform will depend on the needs of the kids and the help the interns need. Those tasks will vary from day to day and sometimes from minute to minute. The most important role is to simply be present for the children and to be a helper for the interns as needed.
Additionally, the Lead Intern/ Assistant Camp Director will also work with you to coordinate the work and assign you to the most pressing needs. Being flexible and patient is important. We hope you can commit to full-days for an entire week. The hours are approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will work on a plan with you if your schedule does not allow the weekly commitment.
You will have a wonderful week and find it hard to say goodbye to the kids and the interns. It may be a transformational experience.
The Moving Company
The Moving Company moves our camp supplies from our office in Moneta before the first camp, moves the camp materials from the first camp site to the second camp site and then moves the camp supplies back to our office at the end of the second camp.
This does not require a large time commitment; two to three hours on three separate occasions.
Weekend Bag Volunteers
Weekend bag volunteers work with Cindy Decker to pack and deliver food bags one day per week for the camps.
Reading Buddies read one-on-one with children. On most days you will spend 30 minutes each with four different children. We try to pair you with the same children each day you are at camp.
We hope you can commit to a full-week from 9:45 to 12 noon. If you haven't attended the orientation and "safeguarding children" program before your first day of camp, you will need to arrive by 8:30 on your first day.
Please sign up even if you are unable to spend the entire week. Special bonds will form between you and the children - that is a guarantee!
NOTE: Anyone working directly with children such as Reading Buddies, Intern Assistants and Camp Facilitators are required to have Background Checks. Details of the procedures will be provided when you sign up as a volunteer. If you worked as a volunteer with Good Neighbors the previous year, you do not need a new background check.
If you are interested in volunteering during the school year, we have a need for in-school mentors, especially at the academy program. Time commitments and schedules are tailored to meet your schedule.
If you are interested in becoming a "Good Neighbor" please contact the appropriate coordinator listed below.
Reading Buddies, Intern Assistants, Camp Facilitators: Please contact Judy Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving Company: Please contact Lisa Lietz at email@example.com
Academy Volunteers: Please contact Lisa Lietz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Bags Volunteer: Please contact Cindy Decker at email@example.com
Please use this form to sign up to volunteer as Reading Buddy with SML Good Neighbors for the Franklin County Virtual Programming Sessions.
Reading Buddies will be facilitated differently during virtual programming. In order to be a reading buddy, you will need reliable access to the internet as well as an electronic device that can use Chrome browser.
We will only need four (4) reading buddies each day from 11am - 11:30am, Monday through Friday, June 1st - June 26th.
We encourage reading buddies to sign up for a week at a time. However, if you are unable to do a full week, we would still love to have you do a story time that we could either record or stream using Facebook Live.
Good Neighbors will provide an orientation, training and any assistance necessary for Reading Buddies to feel comfortable with the process.
If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa Lietz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Wolfe at email@example.com.
Volunteer sign up for Bedford County July programs will be provided at a later date.
Thank you for your support!
"Good Neighbors will provide an orientation, training and any assistance necessary for Reading Buddies to feel comfortable with the process."