Why Volunteer?

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. 

“Volunteers” seems like such an inadequate term. You are really our do-it-all, super-hero, mind-boggling miracle workers.


We really, truly (pinkie-swear) couldn’t do it without you.

It takes a lot of big hearts and willing hands to keep up with so many vibrant, excited, deserving campers and their families. Our amazing volunteers support Roundup River Ranch through both people-power and cost savings.

Small Investment. Huge Returns.

Since no camper ever pays a penny to attend Roundup River Ranch, our volunteers are truly what make it all possible. Did you know our volunteers save us over $160,000 per session? That is a lot of priceless life-changing experiences you’re about to make happen.

In their own words.

Read testimonials from some of our superstar volunteers on what volunteering at Camp means to them. 

For additional information, please contact the Roundup River Ranch Volunteer at 970.524.CAMP(2267) or email at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org