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Ooh La La Chocolate 5K Run/Walk
The Second Annual Ooh La La Chocolate 5K Run/Walk being held on Sunday, November 6th will benefit Children's Oncology Services, Inc.
Summer Camp 2016 set a record for attendance!
Summer Camp Update


(07:00 PM - 11:59 PM)
Event's details
November 11, 2016
Time:07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Four Seasons - Chicago, Chicago, IL -60611

For more information call 312-924-4220

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Program Volunteer

Thank YOU for considering donating your time to benefit he campers and families that we serve.


Program Volunteer Questions

Questions & Answers

Is there an age requirement in order to volunteer?

We require that all of our program volunteers be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program for which they are volunteering.

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How do I complete an application to volunteer?

Click the name of the program for which you are interested in volunteering for (program list under drop-down menu for “Programs”). If you are a first-time applicant, then you should click “Begin Staff Application”, and if you have completed a staff application prior, then click “Returning”. After you complete your application, you must then log back into Campminder, by following this link:

After you log in, click “Forms and Documents”, and complete the appropriate staff waiver(s) for the program(s) you are interested in.

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What kind of screening is done?

After you submit your application and supportive materials, first-time program volunteers will receive an interview. In addition to an interview, applicants must be able to pass a background screening.

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If I volunteer for a program, do I have to stay for the entire time?

We do ask that our counselors stay for the entire duration of the program. There are exceptions to Summer Camp, whereas some volunteers will lead what are known as “mini-camps” for one or two days.

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Will I receive training to prepare me for my role?

Each program volunteer will receive pertinent information and training, which will be relevant to their role and position for that program. In addition to this, you may receive information about mandatory online webinar training, as appropriate to your role.

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You mention webinar training, what is that?

Webinar training is a tool that we use to educate and prepare volunteers. It serves the dual purpose of both allowing us to present the same, consistent training and information to all applicants and volunteers, regardless of their location. You may complete the training in the comfort of your home.

The other purpose is that it allows us to have the documentation necessary to illustrate that we are training our staff with a regulated set of standards, to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for both our campers and volunteers.

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How often do I have to complete webinars?

Mandatory training webinars are required once per calendar year. This means that you must complete them once per calendar year, for every year that you choose to volunteer your time.

If you complete them for Winter Camp in December, you must still complete them again in January for the Utah Ski Program. This is because the webinars are updated at the beginning of every calendar year, and we wish to stay current with best practices.

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Are there system requirements to complete webinars?

Yes, you will need a device that has FlashPlayerTM enabled; as it stands, they will not work on the iPad MiniTM platform, as it does not have FlashPlayerTM. You will also need access to the internet.

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What if I have a question or issue with the webinar, whom can I contact?

You may contact the Director of Programs at: or 312.235.6838

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