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Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

June 10, 2019

End Date

August 23, 2019

Schedule

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Camp P.L.A.Y. at The Center for Medically Fragile Children (CMFC). It is only with the support of our community that we are able to maintain a high level of quality and care in this extraordinary program. It is important that our potential volunteers have an understanding of CMFC so that an informed choice about their level of involvement can be made. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you a bit about us and Camp P.L.A.Y.

CMFC is the only pediatric facility in the Northwest to offer skilled long-term nursing care 24 hours a day for children and young people ages infancy to twenty-one. 40 beds are available for children with complex medical needs who require long-term or respite care. The volunteers and staff at CMFC offer an extension to their family and give children opportunities to play, laugh and learn through our efforts. It is a profound experience for volunteers.

Camp P.L.A.Y (Providing Laughter and Adventure for youth), is a special summer time opportunity for our children only possible through the commitment of volunteers! During an exceptional week you will work with Therapeutic Recreation staff and help the children enjoy a full array of summer fun, including field trips, theme related visitors, sensory stimulation, and play. These activities and outings are designed to be great fun as well as encourage the children to reach their highest abilities. 

There will be 9 Camp Play sessions beginning the week of June 10th, each lasting one-week, Monday–Friday. We ask that volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm on Mondays for a quick orientation, tour and review the upcoming week. The hours are Monday to Thursday 12:30pm to 2:30 pm and Friday 12:30pm to 3:00pm but could go until 3:30pm due to field trips using the MAX.

In order to manage the volunteer program and create an environment that is rich and safe for the children, we need our volunteers to consider the following before making their commitment to CMFC.  Are you able to:

  • Meet the minimum of 10.75 hours/session of service not including the 2 hour mandatory orientation?
  •  Complete a criminal background check, if 16 years or over?
  • Maintain confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement?
  • Participate fully in the mandatory orientation, interview, and training?
  • Push a child in a wheelchair and be physically active?
  • Open your minds and hearts to the exceptional children and staff you will meet at the Center?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Camp P.L.A.Y. at The Center for Medically Fragile Children (CMFC). It is only with the support of our community that we are able to maintain a high level of quality and care in this extraordinary…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Families Welcome

How to Apply

Each week/session is 10.75 hours per week.  Volunteers can sign up for one session or all  sessions.  Must attend one orientation prior to volunteering; see dates below: please add selected date to online application.

Thursday, May 16th: 5:00-7:00pm

 Thursday, June 20th: 4:00-6:00pm

 Tuesday, July 9th: 10:00- 12:00pm

Wednesday, July 31st: 3:00-5:00pm

Camp Play dates ( you must commite to Monday through Friday ) please identify weeks in you are intersted in on your application, Manageer will get back to you to confirm your weeks and orientation date.

Week 1: June 10-14th

Week 2: June 17-21st

Week 4: July 8-12th

Week 5: July 15-19th

Week 6: July 22- 26th  

Week 7: Aug 5- Aug 9th

Week 8: August 12-16th

Week 9: August 19-23rd

If you have any questions pleas eemail Kerry.brown2@providence.org


Each week/session is 10.75 hours per week.  Volunteers can sign up for one session or all  sessions.  Must attend one orientation prior to volunteering; see dates below: please add…

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Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children

Portland, OR

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