The Hyde Park Refugee Project is looking for middle school, high school, and college volunteers to help run summer camp for local refugee and immigrant children, ages 4 to 14. We are looking for energetic leaders who will be excited to run special camp programming, and be great role models while earning many hours of community service, and job-training skills! Please indicate below a commitment to volunteer one to four weeks of the month-long program.
For information on our mission, requirements for volunteers, and project updates, please see our website at https://hydeparkrefugeeproject.org/about/
APPLICATIONS ARE ROLLING, AND INTERNS WILL BE SELECTED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-REVIEWS BASIS, so we recommend applying ASAP. This does not mean the earliest intern applications will all automatically be accepted, but that it will be beneficial to apply before all four intern spots are taken.
COUNSELOREligibility: 15+ years oldCounselors will lead and supplement activities throughout the weeks, from sports, to crafts, to academics. Counselors will be expected to follow direction from the Interns and the Camp Coordinator, while also being able to take initiative to create a welcoming and supportive environment for the campers. Experience with recent immigrants, refugees, children, and/or Hyde Park Refugee Project’s clients is preferred, but not required.Counselors have the option of working full-day for two or four weeks
INTERN Eligibility: 17+ years oldWe will take up to four individuals for the Intern position. Applicants who do not receive this position may be assigned as a Counselor.Interns must be able to work well with kids and adults alike, and be willing to take initiative within their individual duties. Interns will be looked to by campers and other counselors alike to be leaders by staying on top of responsibilities, and planning ahead. These individuals will work directly with the Camp Coordinator to plan the schedule and ensure the camp runs smoothly. These individuals will be expected to be available before and/or after the 9am-3pm camp hours to clean and organize camp supplies, set up for the next day of activities, etc., and must stay all four weeks of the camp.
Thank you for completing this form and for your interest in helping refugees to adapt to a new lifein our neighborhood. We will be in contact with you as soon as possible.