Volunteer opportunities for nurses in August

Special Olympics Washington is looking for Health Promotion volunteers August 19 and 20, and Camp Kesem University of Washington is looking for camp nurses for the week of August 20-25.

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/uwashington

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://specialolympicswashington.org/  

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