Volunteerism Defined

The dictionary defines Volunteerism as “performing an act of kindness, freely giving of your talent, time, and effort usually in one’s community and without regard for compensation.” Here at the Double H Ranch words alone cannot express what volunteerism means. It is better defined by the smiles on our campers faces, the hugs given freely and the lives changed. Double H Ranch volunteers give beyond what is expected of them and do so freely because of the love and admiration they have for our campers.

As we reflect on and appreciate our volunteers, it is amazing to think of all the wonderful people who have made Double H a priority in their lives. Our Winter volunteers are currently in the midst of an amazing Adaptive Winter Sports season and are devoting their weekends to teach children how to ski and snowboard. This dedicated group of volunteers makes the winter program possible and allows kids to experience the thrill of skiing and snowboarding. In addition, our Lodge Hosts and Family Program volunteers take the time to develop strong relationships with the families that spend their weekends at the Double H throughout the winter.

While our Winter Sports Enthusiasts are out skiing, snowboarding and enjoying the cold weather, our Spring Family Program volunteers and Summer volunteers are anxiously awaiting the warm weather. As the snow begins to melt Spring and Summer programs are just around the corner. We are so thankful to our volunteers who provide everyone with a breath of fresh air throughout each session.

In preparation for Summer 2010, we recently launched our Online Summer Volunteer Application and in less than a week already have 62 applicants. We welcome all new and returning volunteers to complete the online application and begin the process today! We are looking forward to an incredibly rewarding summer and expect a high volume of applicants.

Coming up to camp for a long weekend or a week is a huge commitment that our volunteers make – often rearranging their schedules to make sure that they can be here and experience the wonders of camp. There are countless ways that volunteers support Double H Ranch and we are forever grateful. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please contact Abby Pinney at apinney@doublehranch!