Youth Volunteering: Team pegasus
Team Pegasus is a collective of youth (13-17) and young adult allies (18-22) who cultivate youth leadership within the organization. Joining Team Pegasus is a great way to contribute to a youth-led model while also gaining community service/volunteer hours, developing leadership/organizing skills, and spending time with other LGBTQA youth. CHECK IT OUT!
summer camp volunteering
Each year, Camp Ten Trees selects a team of enthusiastic, skilled, and youth-focused volunteers to serve as cabin counselors, specialists, health & wellness providers, kitchen crew, etc. All volunteers must complete an application proces, provide references, submit to a background check, and receive Camp Ten Trees training. (Volunteer training for this year's camp sessions will be held at a location approximately three hours drive from Seattle. Training will run from noon Friday, August 2nd through 6 p.m. Monday, August 5th.)
Camp session dates for 2013 are as follows:
August 11-17: LGBTQ and Allied Youth (ages 13-17)
August 18-24: Children/Youth (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and Non-traditional Families
How To Apply:
Review and submit all necessary application materials (below).
Application due dates: February 15th for "Coordinator," "Lead," and "Specialist" roles
March 15th for all other roles
PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to take applications, past the above deadlines, until we have enough qualified applicants to fill all volunteer roles. So, if you still want to apply, please do so! Questions? Please contact Cori, Camp Director at cori(at)camptentrees(dot)org or 206-288-9568.
- The On-line Application
NEW Volunteers, click here to begin your on-line application process.*
RETURNING volunteers, click here to being your on-line application process.*
* Remember, the on-line application is just the first step. Don't forget the rest!
- 2013 Summer Camp Volunteer Role Descriptions
- Essay Questions for New and Returning Volunteers
- Background Verification and Release Form
- Reference Request Form - to be sent to your references (new volunteer applicants only)
- Travel Assistance Request Form - for those in need of finanical assitance for travel
Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the 2012 summer camp sessions. If you are interested in staying involved throughout the year, check out this info!
FLEX VOLUNTEERS: Flex Volunteers are a continually networked group of folks who are offered regular opportunities to sign up for various projects over the course of their time volunteering for Camp Ten Trees. The title says it all here! Flex Volunteers have the option of working on projects in various areas or specializing in a particular area (contributing ideas for summer camp programming, for instance). These positions are a great fit for people with skills and energy to contribute on a flexible schedule throughout the year. Download the Flex Volunteer application.
ONE-TIME VOLUNTEERS: One-time Volunteering is a great way to connect with Camp Ten Trees...or to become reacquainted if you've been away! After completing a brief application process, One-time Volunteers help with an upcoming event or project, with no ongoing commitment. Contact us if you're interested in One-time Volunteering!
board or board committee voluntering
The board of directors is entrusted with the overall governance of the organization. The board works on policies and procedures, ensures that the organization is fiscally solvent, supervises the executive director, and serves as organizational ambassadors. The board of directors currently meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Camp Ten Trees office. Meetings are open to all! If you'd like to attend a board meeting, just contact Airen at info(at)camptentrees(dot)org. Visiting a few board meetings is a great way to decide whether you're interested in applying to be a board volunteer.
Interested in applying to join the board? Submit your application at any time, and the Board Development Committee will reply to you. Board terms are cyclical. Generally, new board members begin their terms in October at the Annual Meeting and are expected to serve at least one year (October through October). People of color and young adults are especially encouraged to apply. Download the board application.
Not sure you want to apply to the board? You don't need to be on the board itself to join a board committee. You can have fun, meet awesome folks, and sustain the Camp Ten Trees Mission, Values, and Commitment to Social Justice by joining a board committee. Download the board committee application.
- Ad hoc Committee to Review Summer Camp Session Policies - This committee began meeting in late 2012 and will meet until its work is complete. The committee will read, discuss, and make recommendations related about the policies listed in the summer camp volunteer handbook. If you're interested in assessing summer camp session policies in relation to the Camp Ten Trees mission, values, and commitment to social justice as well as best practices of risk management, organized camping, and American Camp Association standards, then this is the committee for you! This ad-hoc committee currently has 25 members in the midst of discussing policies. Right now, it is closed to additional members. However, we anticipate it continuing for some time and taking on new members in the future. We are keeping a listserv of people interested in being updated on the work of this ad-hoc committee as well as on future opportunities to particaipte. If you'd like to join that listserv, please e-mail info(at)camptentrees(dot)org.
- Fund Development Committee - These folks create and work from a solid fund development plan that brings in the funding needed to deliver quality programming. Volunteers on this committee work on the annual auction, learn about and apply for grants, share the stories of Camp Ten Trees with donors and supporters, and more!
- Finance Committee - This committee provides oversight of budgetting, financial reporting, and bookkeeping. Don't mistake this committee for a yawn fest; it brings a reflection of our Values into the realm of number-crunching. What a revolution!
- Board Development Committee - Imagine nonprofit board members who are nurtured in their skills development, who reflect the individuals and communities they serve in all their depth and beauty, and who bring their experiences and insights together to support and sustain an organization with integrity and vision. Sound good? Well, join this committee to make it happen!