Camp Big Sky is hosting a Volunteer Training Day on April 9

Camp Big Sky will be hosting a Volunteer Training Day on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Learning Center and Lodge for anyone interested in helping their campers with activities.
April is National Volunteer Month.  Volunteers are important at Camp Big Sky.

FARMINGTON—At Camp Big Sky, volunteers are the heart and soul of their mission and what they can accomplish every day. Volunteers guide the activities of campers with disabilities, help with administrative tasks like outreach, and even help with fundraising events.

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Camp Big Sky promises to value every volunteer’s commitment by providing a meaningful and positive experience that is well-organized, makes good use of your time, creates memories and, most importantly, is fun!

Camp Big Sky will be hosting a Volunteer Training Day on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Learning Center and Lodge for anyone interested in helping their campers with activities.

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Volunteer opportunities include:

• Host volunteers provide support to assist campers with various camp activities. Including: fishing, boating, hay rack rides, arts and crafts, kite flying, archery, nature studies, etc. Volunteers to help teach life skills are also essential. Volunteer training will take place Friday, April 8 at 9 a.m. at Camp Lodge with CPR/AED training and lunch included.

• Construction volunteers use their skills to improve and expand our accessible infrastructure by helping to clear trails, build walkways, paint sheds, clean cabins and help with general facility maintenance. Each spring, Camp Big Sky organizes work days to prepare for the camping season – which will be held on April 9 and 30 this year.

• Special Event Fundraising volunteers help them plan and organize fundraising events such as their Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday, May 21 at Giant Goose Ranch, Golf Scramble in September and their new Kickin’ Event ‘It Up on Friday, July 8. Volunteers are always needed to plan, set up and take down, advertise, get sponsors and prizes, sell raffle tickets and other tasks necessary to run a successful event.

• Their Community Board of Directors is always looking for qualified and talented individuals to serve on a number of standing committees and serve as directors to guide our organization and its mission.

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Anyone can volunteer!

They welcome individuals, families, church groups, service organizations, businesses, youth groups – anyone who believes in serving others. They also offer summer/fall internships for students as part of their life skills program. An application and background check is required to work directly with their campers.

For more information on how you can get involved and help make a real difference in the lives of those they serve and to sign up for a volunteer training or work weekend, please contact Amanda , 309-258-6002 or email [email protected]

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