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Volunteer opportunities for nurses in August


Camp Kesem Univer­sity of Washington Camp Nurses

Where: Camp Koinonia located in Cle Elum, WA 

When: August 20 – 25 

What: As nurse, you will be respon­sible for dispensing daily medica­tion, as instructed by each camper’s provider, and for addressing any health emergen­cies that may come up over the course of the week. You must hold an RN, LPN/LVN, or be a Nurse Practi­tioner in the state of Washington. Due to the short notice, Camp Kesem Univer­sity of Washington is prepared to offer a compen­sa­tion for service the entire week! 

About: Camp Kesem is a nation­wide commu­nity, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experi­ence has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that under­stands their unique needs, builds confi­dence and strengthens their commu­ni­ca­tion skills. http://​campkesem​.org/​u​washington

Contact: Email Camp Director Kylie Boyd, Nick Briggs, & Aaron Holben at uwashington@campkesem.org or call Boomerang at 360 – 931-9704 or 458 – 206-0771


Special Olympics Washington Health Promo­tion volunteers

Where: Everett High School 2416 Colby Ave Everett, Washington 98201 

When: August 19, 2 to 9 pm; August 20, 8 a.m. to 12 noon 

What: Special Olympics Washington is looking for clinical and public health profes­sionals to volun­teer at the Health Promo­tion screening at our 2017 Summer Games in Everett, WA. Volun­teers will assist with nutri­tion, bone health, sun safety, tobacco avoid­ance, hygiene, and physical activity screen­ings and educa­tion stations. Health Promo­tion uses health screen­ings, inter­ac­tive educa­tional tools and displays, motiva­tional liter­a­ture, and demon­stra­tions to heighten the aware­ness of athletes, reinforcing the need to improve and maintain an enhanced level of wellness and self-care. It also provides screening for BMI, blood pressure, and bone density. 

About: Through program­ming in sports, health, educa­tion and commu­nity building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intel­lec­tual disabil­i­ties. Special Olympics is able to remove barriers and stigmas that people with intel­lec­tual disabil­i­ties face, and to share with the commu­nity the gifts and talents they possess. Everyone who comes in touch with Special Olympics is impacted in a way that helps them strive to achieve their personal best. http://​specialolympic​swash​ington​.org/ 

Contact: Samantha Thompson, Health & Wellness Manager, sthompson@sowa.org or (206) 681‑9386.