Medical volunteer positions – who we need, what you’ll do, when we need you.
These individuals bring their medical expertise and sense of adventure to camp to provide a safe and fun environment for our campers so they can enjoy just being a kid.
- The majority of medical care provided at camp is for routine pediatric issues: cough, sore throat, allergies and minor injuries. Primary care pediatricians, family practice doctors and emergency medicine physicians are an important part of our volunteer team each session.
- We also need pediatric specialty physicians with experience in the diagnoses we serve each session in order to provide the highest level of care to our campers while they are here.
- Physician volunteers (MD and DO) must have completed their residency training and have experience relevant to the medical conditions being served with preference given to pediatric specialists in the area we are serving each session.
- Physician volunteers need to be licensed to practice medicine in the US.
- Malpractice insurance varies as some physicians have portable coverage and others do not. Please contact our medical director, Marita Bledsoe MD to discuss.
- We prefer that volunteers commit to being here for an entire session as this provides continuity, but physician volunteers can also volunteer for the first or last 4 days of a session.
Nurse Practitioner Volunteers
These professionals may serve as nurse volunteers, physician extenders or independent providers depending on experience and specialty training. Please call our medical director, Marita Bledsoe MD to discuss your qualifications and the best fit for camp.
Physician Assistant Volunteers
PA’s work under the license and malpractice coverage of the medical director to volunteer at camp. There are limited spots available for this role.
Registered Nurse Volunteers
Nurses bring their clinical expertise, nursing spirit, fresh ideas and energy to allow parents to send their kids to camp knowing the same care they receive at home and in a hospital setting will be given at camp. Nurse volunteers need to meet the following criteria:
- Must be licensed in the state of CO or in one of the compact states
- Must have malpractice coverage through NSO. (RRR will reimburse nurses who volunteer for an entire summer session for the cost of this insurance. If you are volunteering for a partial session or weekend session reimbursement will be considered on an individual basis)
- Cabin nurses manage all medications, treatments, feedings, oxygen needs, wound care, and medical safety precautions for a cabin.
- In addition to medically supporting activity areas they also staff the medical center (The Depot) 24/7 to ensure medical care is always immediately available.
- Pediatric experience is not required but is a plus.
- Preference is given to nurses with direct experience in the medical conditions we are serving each session.
Medical Front Desk Volunteers
These people work in the medical center checking in campers who need medical care, and answering the phone at the front desk. The front desk position also includes filing, cleaning, doing medical laundry when needed, and helping out the medical team. Medical experience is preferred for this position.