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Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Camp Fun!

There is a lot to be done during Discovery Camp! So, we have much to offer you in the way of opportunities to gain experience in a variety of areas. We also offer you the chance to work with various science professionals and students who will mentor you. We know you will gain skills through this volunteer experience that will assist you in reaching your goals for the future. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Interested parties can call 215.448.2195 or email the Discovery Camp Director. Please fill out the Volunteer Service Application, and mail it to the attention of Discovery Camp Director.

Counselor In Training (CIT)
These are volunteers who work directly with the campers in their classrooms. They need to be available for no less than two (2) of the four (4) themed sessions of camp and Discovery Days. They will be expected to be at camp each day no later than 8:45AM and should plan to remain at camp until 4:30PM.
A CIT's main function is to assist campers with projects done in the classroom; assist counselors in maintaining an orderly classroom, especially during special presentations and on field trips; help engage campers; and run errands for the counselors as necessary.

Clerical Support
These volunteers will work in the office with the camp director and assistant camp director. Main function is to perform data entry; perform necessary photocopying; maintain a log of materials borrowed from the office by counselors (ie. background materials, books, office supplies-scissors, calculators, tape dispensers, videos etc.); file as necessary; answer phone calls; and prepare literature for distribution to campers, staff, & parents.

Media Support
These volunteers will work closely with the assistant on the Discoverer, Discovery Camp's newsletter; preparing displays for farewells; preparing the yearbook, and helping with video and photography projects during camp.

Supply Support
These volunteers will work closely with the Supply Manager to prepare activity bins containing all required materials for counselor use on a daily basis. They are under the direct supervision of the Supply Manager and thus would perform tasks as assigned by that person.

Floating Support
These volunteers will assist in any of the aforementioned jobs as directed by the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director.

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