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The Double H Ranch offers a variety of volunteer opportunities during our Adaptive Winter Sports Program (January-April), our Summer Residential Camp Program (June-August), and during our Spring and Fall Family Programming. We also encourage individuals, schools, businesses and civic organizations to participate in fundraising/special events and Helping Hands Community work days.
Clinical Volunteer – (RN, LPN, NP, RT) Ten nurses per summer session are integrated into the camper cabins and provide unobtrusive medical care. Experienced and caring nurses are onsite for a minimum of one six day session. If you are unable to commit to a whole week, Camp Inspiration is a program designed to give children who are ventilator dependent the opportunity to experience traditional summer camp. Camp Inspiration utilizes nurses and respiratory therapists in 12 hour shifts.
Session Volunteer –Session Cabin Counselor Volunteers work alongside full time staff to move campers through programs and assist with daily needs. Click here for description.
Ski/Snowboard Instructor – Volunteer instructors personally commit to PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) based certified training, and teach Double H Ranch students how to ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, or snowshoe with the use of appropriate adaptive equipment. Click here for description.
Ski Patrol – (January through April) Experienced, certified National Ski Patrol volunteers provide supervision and first aid for our skiers and snowboarders.
Lodge Host – (January through April) Lodge Hosts greet families, serve hot soup and snacks, staff the gift shop, play with kids, and help maintain the cleanliness of our lodge. Click here for description.
Family Pals – On Family Sleepover Weekends, volunteers are matched up with a family, and accompany the family through daily programming. These weekends give students, siblings, and other family members the opportunity to participate in winter sports together. After a day of winter sports, instructors head home, and Family Pals sleep over at the Double H to help facilitate evening activities. Click here for description.
2012 Fall Family Programming will not take place due to a large onsite capital improvement project. See you in Spring 2013!
Family Pals- Family Pals are available to lend a helping hand to our families who attend our Spring and Fall retreat programs. Each family is paired with a family pal who acts as a host for the weekend. The role of the family pal might vary depending on the needs of the family, but responsibilities may include: greeting families upon arrival, camp tours, joining families in camp activities, playing with kids when parents are in parent-only activities, and helping the family with any needs that arise. Family pals are residential – sleep over at the Double H, and also help facilitate activities and assist with program needs. Click here for description.
Work Groups – The Double H coordinates Spring and Fall Community work days for individuals, businesses, school groups and civic organizations to assist with grounds and maintenance work before and after the summer camp season. Community work days are a great opportunity for team-building and school community service requirements. The minimum age of participants is 12 years.
Fundraising/Special Events – All programs at the Double H Ranch are offered FREE of charge to our participants. To financially support our programs, we host various year-round fundraising and special events. Larger events, such as our Annual Gala, Charity Golf Tournament and Camp Challenge Ride, rely on volunteer assistance for guest registration, auction checkout and event support.
For more information please contact the Development Office at 518-696-5921 ext. 239 or email Development and Communications Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org.