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Volunteers and Staff

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If you are still interested in applying, please email Emily Siren at emilys@ptnmail.org
A limited number of slots remain open for interested volunteers for both weeks.
Click here for the Volunteer Application.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Camp Escapades.

    AFTER you have been notified of acceptance,please submit the following paperwork by July 1st in order to maintain your Volunteer position:
  • Registration fee of $50 for one week of volunteering or $75 for two weeks of volunteering, payable to Pediatric Therapy Network
  • Proof of a valid tuberculosis(TB)test within the last 4 years
    (PAST Volunteers will be notified if additional TB test is required prior to Camp)
  • Live Scan Application Bring your student ID, driver's license (if available), LiveScan application, and $19 cash or $20 credit card to Safe and Secure or another LiveScan location ($19/20 rates only guaranteed at Safe and Secure)
    Live Scan Map & Hours of Operation for Scan & Secure
  • Code of Conduct, Liability Waiver & Photo Release Form
    Please print out all 3 pages, sign and return with payment to Pediatric Therapy Network c/o Emily Siren, 1815 W. 213th Street, Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90501

Mark your calendars: a Mandatory Volunteer and Staff Orientation for accepted Volunteers will be prior to Camp at Rolling Hills Country Day School located at 26444 Crenshaw Blvd in Rolling Hills Estates on Thursday, August 3rd from 4pm - 6pm for all accepted volunteers. If this Orientation date is difficult for you to attend, please email emilys@ptnmail.org to make arrangements to attend an alternate orientation date on July 23rd at Pediatric Therapy Network from 2-4pm.

Below you will find general information about our volunteer program.

Camp Escapades is considered one of the most popular youth volunteer activities in the South Bay. Many of our camp volunteers sign up year after year to participate in a rewarding and enjoyable opportunity to become a "white shirt" that serves as a camper's buddy during camp. Volunteers are over the age of 15 and receive an orientation as to what they can expect during their time at Camp Escapades. Volunteers not only enjoy a meaningful experience that gives back to the community but they also enjoy opportunities to build better leadership and social skills. Many of our youth volunteers are from South Bay high schools, volunteer organizations and and local colleges and universities.

Click here for the Volunteer Flyer.

FAQ's for Camp Volunteers

How old do I have to be to volunteer for Camp Escapades?
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old by the start of camp.

What skills do I need to be a volunteer?
PTN definitely wants volunteers who are energetic, friendly and eager to help our young campers have the best summer experience. Yet, we will offer a comprehensive training session for all of our camp volunteers.

Can I register to volunteer for Camp Escapades online?
Volunteer registration will open on May 1st at 6pm. A link to the Volunteer Application will be on our website at that time. Please check back periodically for other up to date information.

Is there a registration fee to volunteer for Camp Escapades?
Yes. There is a $50 fee to cover t-shirts, volunteer orientation/training, Live scan results/reports, volunteer administration, award ceremony

What volunteer forms must be completed?
TB TEST: All volunteers must have a valid tuberculosis (TB) test on file. Please note, a TB test is valid for 4 years after the test date. All volunteers must submit proof of TB test prior to Camp starting.

Live Scan: Once you are accepted as a Camp Escapades volunteer, PTN will provide you with the paperwork and details for the Live Scan Service. A Live Scan is only required if you have not had one done for Camp Escapades in the past.

ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK: Additional paperwork (liability,code of conduct and photo release form) will be sent to each volunteer in an e-mail that contains their group assignment. Volunteers will be expected to download the paperwork, sign it, and mail it to PTN before camp starts.

What are the time requirements to volunteer at camp?
We require a minimum of a full week commitment (Monday thru Friday) to volunteer. Volunteer hours are from 9:00am - 4:30pm daily.

How are my hours recorded and can I get a copy of them?
Hours are recorded based on attendance. A volunteer must be present at the time attendance is taken at the beginning, and end of each shift in order to receive full credit. Once camp has ended, all hours will be put into our system and we will generate a Verification of Hours letter which will be sent to each volunteer in the mail.

Is there a volunteer orientation?
Yes, a mandatory volunteer orientation meeting will be held prior to Camp on August 3rd from 4pm - 6pm at Rolling Hills Country Day School.

If I have any additional questions, how do I contact you?
The Camp Escapades Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Siren can be reached by email at emilys@ptnmail.org or
by phone at 310-328-0276 x351.

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