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Gerry Salani

Volunteer

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Gerry Salani, Volunteer

When Not at Camp I am a: dad and hard working sales representative for Wagner Equipment.

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013

Favorite Camp Activity: Fishing

Favorite Meal at Camp: Lunch

How would you describe camp in three words? Commitment, compassion and love

In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I come out for most Family Camps. I love supervising the early fishing and “catching” kids coming down from the zipline. 

Why do you think it’s important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? They have a once in a lifetime opportunity to do activities they’ve never been able to do before.

How do you feel your volunteer time at Roundup River Ranch has made a difference? I give it my all when I’m there and spread love, joy, and smiles all around!

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? I honestly feel I can make a difference in a camper/sibling/parent’s life, and those are such joyful moments!   

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Hearing when a camper says “ I’ve never caught a fish before,” or, “I’ve never been on a zip line”.

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? It make you realize how fragile life is, every day is a gift. It’s not fair and there are no guarantees, but there are amazing places like Roundup River Ranch. 

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? Yes, being at camp warms my heart and it’s a extremely rewarding.

What would you like to say to those who may be interested in volunteering at Roundup River Ranch? Please do it! Going to camp is great and you feel even better when you leave. It’s an experience that will remind you to stay positive, be happy and smile! I truly enjoy the fantastic staff and feel a lot of love, compassion, commitment and positive energy whenever I’m at Roundup River Ranch. 

Our volunteers and counselors are first and foremost our campers’ cheerleaders. 

The application period for the 2017 Camp Season is now open and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We look forward to camp sessions filled with AMAZING volunteers like you.


We are so excited that you are interested in being a part of the magic of Roundup River Ranch. Please review the following information to familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Application Process before the applications go live. 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Complete the Volunteer application
  • Three references
  • New Volunteer interview or Returning Volunteer check-in

Volunteer Requirements:

Once confirmed, New and Returning Volunteers will receive access to their CampSite Staff Dashboard (currently under construction) to complete the volunteer requirements. Returning Volunteers must update their records yearly. The Volunteer Contract is contingent upon the full completion of the following:     

  1. Medical Requirements:
    a. Health History Form
    b. Physical Exam Form (Required every 2 years)
    c. TB/PPD Skin Test completed within 12 months of first camp session. Returning volunteers must update if they are determined to be at high risk
    d. Immunization record documentation and dates
    • MMR
    • Tdap/td
    • Varicella or date of illness
    • Hep. B or waiver
    • Hep. A (recommended for all and required for Kitchen Volunteers)
    • 2016/17 Flu Vaccination
  2. Background Checks (3): Yearly criminal background check, Fingerprint criminal background check, and CDHS background inquiry check
  3. Volunteer Agreements
  4. Attend Volunteer Orientation 

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Team at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org.