Volunteer FAQs

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Roundup River Ranch Volunteer FAQ’s


Please note: we have also developed a robust 2022 FAQs document regarding onsite, in-person programs, so you know what to expect. Read our full 2022 FAQs for Camper Families, Volunteers, and Seasonal Staff below.

Click here to apply to volunteer and review the Volunteer Qualifications and Requirements. After you submit your Volunteer Application, a member of the Volunteer Team will contact you to talk about the camp season.

The majority of our volunteer positions during a camp session are reserved for those 19 years old and older. We have minimal, non-residential positions available for 16- and 17-year-olds during camp sessions. We do offer year-round Service Project Volunteer Days for school-age groups, individuals, and corporate groups. To schedule a Service Project Volunteer Day, please contact us at volunteer@roundupriverranch.org for availability and scheduling.

We have individuals and group volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. In addition to Camp Session Volunteer positions, we offer year-round Service Project Volunteer Days for individuals and groups (Corporate, Civic, Faith-based, Fraternity/Sorority, Educational, Recreational, Etc.). To schedule a Service Project Volunteer Day, please contact us at volunteer@roundupriverranch.org for availability and scheduling.

Each year, we rely on the support of a diverse group of volunteers to provide camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. Volunteers are welcome throughout the year to serve while camp is in session and during our off-season by assisting with service projects, events, facilities, administration, and other activities.

A typical Summer Camp day is 12-14 hours in length. All Summer Camp volunteers are given one hour off per day. During this time, volunteers are encouraged to focus on self-care and rejuvenation. Volunteers are expected to remain on-site throughout their committed session.

On-Site, overnight Session Volunteers will be provided housing the night of Volunteer Orientation through the last night of the session. Volunteers will finish their role by noon on the last day of the session. All linens will be provided in addition to a bath towel and a wash cloth. Toiletries will not be provided. Meals will be provided to all on-site volunteer during their camp session. Throughout the session, volunteers will eat with campers and staff. The last meal served is breakfast on the final day of the session.

A full medical team is present during each on-site camp session; Non-medical volunteers are not responsible for the medical care of a camper. Prior to your arrival, “Our Camper’s Special Considerations Manual” will be made available for your review and there will be an overview of the week’s diagnosis during Volunteer Orientation Medical Training.

All Volunteers, unless otherwise specified, should report to our camp location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at 8333 Colorado River Road, Gypsum, CO 81637. Specific directions to camp will be provided to volunteers prior to their arrival.

Sitting at 6,290 feet in elevation, the weather at Roundup River Ranch can change frequently. Please check the weather for your time at camp prior to your arrival, and plan on wearing and bringing layers so that you are comfortable and dressed appropriately!

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