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UCLA VOLUNTEER CENTER: Comfort Zone Ca...
Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow...

Comfort Zone Camp

January 25th, 2014

Location: 20695 South Western Street, Suite 145 Torrance CA 90501
Duration: Ongoing
First Day : Jan 25, 2014



Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives. We need approximately 85-90 volunteers each Comfort Zone Camp weekend.
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r *About Comfort Zone Camp:
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r Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the Country. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.
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r *Volunteer Roles:
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r Volunteers are the life blood of Comfort Zone Camp – our camps could not happen without a large community of volunteers. And, as each year our services grow, so does our need for volunteers at camp, and outside of camp.
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r We do not exclude staff or volunteers with disabilities. However, because the role of a volunteer can sometimes be emotionally and physically strenuous, we expect that any person volunteering at Comfort Zone will have the ability to supervise and provide safety for our campers.
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r A wide range of volunteer opportunities exist at Comfort Zone, including:
r Office internships
r Outreach and event support
r Pre-camp program support
r Camp weekend support
r Big Buddy (mentor) roles
r Healing Circle Leader (therapist) roles (Trained professionals only)
r Healing Circle Assistants
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r We require that all volunteers attend a six-hour training prior to volunteering to gain a better understanding of childhood bereavement and volunteer expectations.
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r For camp weekends, volunteers need to be available from 2:30 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. on Sunday, unless they are assigned a Floater role.
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r *Training Information:
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r Date: January 25th, 2014
r Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
r Location: YMCA Torrance-South Bay
r 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
r Torrance, CA 90505
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r During this six-hour program you will meet Comfort Zone staff, campers, and volunteers who will explain what to expect at camp and how our program impacts grieving children and teens. You will receive education about childhood bereavement and we’ll give you tips on how to be successful in whichever volunteer role you are selected to fill.
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r To register for this training session:
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r 1. Create a My Comfort Zone account by going to www.ComfortZoneCamp.org and click the Register Now button at the top of the page, complete the Volunteer Application and select this date for your training session. When registering, be sure to mention how you heard about Comfort Zone Camp.
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r 2. Once inside your My Comfort Zone account, click the link to complete your Criminal Background Check and pay the $25 annual fee.
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r 3. Download the Health History form and Statement of Confidentiality and return to Comfort Zone Staff via email or at the training.
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r Once you have selected a volunteer training date, you are registered to attend and will receive a reminder email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the training.
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r For more information about Comfort Zone Camp, please contact us:
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r www.ComfortZoneCamp.org
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r California Regional Office
r 20695 South Western Street
r Suite 145
r Torrance, CA 90501
r Office: (310) 781-1032

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Tags: youth, at-risk youth, mentoring, camp, weekend, bereavement, death, loss, family, health, education

Contact Person: CZC Staff

Contact Email: Courtney@comfortzonecamp.org

Contact Phone Number: (310) 781-1032

Organization: Comfort Zone Camp

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