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 "We seek to meet the needs of parents caring for children with disabilities." 

Volunteer FAQs

We are excited to be hosting Camp Trusted Parents 2021! While we are confident in our plan to operate this summer, we know that policies and protocols are subject to change as guidelines evolve. We will do our best to communicate updates in a timely manner for all participants.

How will volunteer positions differ in 2021 from past summers?

The heart of volunteering at Double H will be the same as ever! There will still be multiple ways to volunteer

this summer, but we have adapted the positions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

This is a daytime position where individuals will help support the operation of camper

activity areas, such as Arts and Crafts, Team Adventure, Outdoor Extreme, and Creative Arts. Day

volunteers will work together to keep activity areas clean, organized, and well supplied.

Who is eligible to apply as a volunteer for the 2021 Summer Camp Program?

Volunteer eligibility requirements:

  1. Prior experience working with children with special healthcare needs (preferred but not required)
  2. Must be at least 17 years of age
  3. Can successfully wear a mask throughout the day.
  4. Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to and from camp, including early departure from the session if necessary.
  5. CPR and First Aid Certifications (preferred but not required)

Volunteer eligibility will depend on the successful completion of an online application – including but not limited to a background check, references, volunteer service agreement, health and immunization

information, child abuse and maltreatment declaration, consent for medical treatment, and interview.

Volunteer Application Process

How does the volunteer application process work for the 2021 Summer Camp Program?

All volunteers must submit an online application. We will conduct interviews, review references, and determine applicants’ eligibility. Applicants selected for volunteering will be notified to complete Part 2 of the volunteer application process. This includes submitting a more detailed application, a physical, immunization record, and current TB test, and successfully clearing a criminal background check and a "National Sex Offender Registry" check.

When will I know if I have a position in the 2021 Summer Camp Program?

We aim to notify everyone about the status of their volunteer application at the beginning of May.

Volunteer Mandatory Training Dates & Schedule

Training Day 1: Saturday, May 22

Training Day 2: Sunday, May 23

Mandatory Parent Orientation: Saturday, June 5

How will this summer differ from summers in the past?

We will host eight weekly summer sessions that are five days each. The daily camp schedule will remain relatively intact; however, campers will participate more small group outdoor activities. There will be no offsite field trips.

Safety Protocols

Are volunteers required to receive the vaccine before participating in the 2021 Summer Camp Program?

No. However, all volunteers are required to provide proof of a negative COVID (PCR) test dated no more than 3 days before arriving onsite for the 2021 summer camp program.

What COVID-19 precautions will be required of volunteers this summer?

Before Arriving at Camp: Volunteers will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms, avoid large gatherings,

maintain physical distance, and wear a mask when around others in the two weeks prior to arriving at

camp. Volunteers will be fully vaccinated and may need to submit a negative PCR test before their arrival. While at Camp: Volunteers will be required to wear a face mask and observe physical distance from others while onsite. We ask that everyone help in sanitizing common areas and maintaining personal hygiene through proper hand washing and coughing techniques.

After Leaving Camp: Volunteers will be asked to self-monitor and report any symptoms or positive PCR test results up to two weeks after their time at camp.

What happens if a volunteer shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while at Camp Trusted Parents?

If a volunteer shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while onsite, the volunteer will be relieved from their duties immediately and sent home. We will work in accordance with our local Department of Health to notify and/or isolate necessary individuals who may had potential contact with

the person.

If I have been vaccinated against COVID-19, will I need a negative test before arriving at camp?

Maybe. Individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be exempt from this precaution. We are currently waiting on North Carolina’s official summer camp guidelines before finalizing a testing protocol for this summer. Check back for updates!

Do you have questions about volunteering? Email your questions to, [email protected].