Volunteer With Us

 

Get involved and experience the satisfaction of empowering others. Contact us, so we can find a meaningful way for you to serve.

Program Volunteers

Our program volunteers are responsible for the safety, well-being and positive experience of our campers. We rely on the support of adult program volunteers (minimum age 18) to assist in the channeling of energy during programs by finding a balance between spontaneous play and a focus on safety at the right times.

Volunteer staff may be paired with one of our program staff to lead a group or an activity or depending on your experience you may run your own group and activities. Our program coordinator will provide guidance in determining a meaningful role for you.

View our Program Volunteer Positions for details.

Medical Volunteers

Parents need peace of mind when they allow their children with a chronic health condition to go out of sight. They need to know that their child will be able to have fun and be worry free for a while in a safe environment.

If you are a licensed medical professional (MD, NP, or RN), please join us and be part of an energizing and empowering experience for kids. View our Medical Volunteer Positions for details.

  • Our Medical Director provides standing orders for our medical volunteers.
  • Our liability and malpractice insurance covers our medical volunteers.

Administrative Volunteers

If you are interested in supporting us on a consistent basis for a couple of hours per week or per month, we would appreciate your help with some of our administrative needs. These tasks may vary based on your skills and experience.

  • Administrative tasks include data entry, mailings, research, filing.
  • Marketing tasks include writing press releases, articles for our newsletter or blog posts.
  • Fundraising tasks include grant research and writing.

Board and Committee Members

Zebra Crossings is seeking to expand our board and grow our committees. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic to serve on an active working board of a growing nonprofit organization and who are inspired to make a difference in the lives of children with a chronic health condition and their families.

In particular, we are looking for candidates who have experience in philanthropy, on other nonprofit boards, marketing and communications, finance.

Committees include:

  • Development Committee (6 meetings per year)
  • Board Development Committee (4 meetings per year)
  • Health Network Committee (4 meetings per year)
  • Marketing Committee (6 meetings per year)
  • Special Events Team (6 meetings per year)

View our Board & Committee Roles for detailed information on each committee

How to Apply

Please Contact Us to apply for any volunteer position. Let us know what your skills and interests are, so we can channel your energy and enthusiasm!

Looking For Paid Opportunities?

Though Zebra Crossings is largely volunteer-based, we do offer paid facilitator positions for some programs.

GET TO KNOW US

Each child is unique, but they also have a lot in common and can relate to each other because of their conditions. On their own, they often stand out in their communities because of their perceived limitations or needs. However, in our community, we find strength in numbers and feel empowered. The Zebra Crossings team is committed to furthering this mission.

“Zebra Crossings is a fun place where you can go and feel safe because they understand how you feel. You get to express yourself and experience all kinds of things and nothing holds you back.”

- Luke, age 10

“It is an amazing experience to not feel alone in the world. To meet and share some wonderful kid stories has given me and my family so much hope for the future”

- Family Camp Parent

“Zebra Crossings has given my children a power they never would have learned to unleash. Here, they feel accepted, encouraged and understood. They are taught that what they believe to be their inadequacies, can really be the fire that burns inside of them and makes them a stronger, more courageous, and joyous person. Truly, Zebra Crossings has changed our lives for the better.”

- Thaia Katsos

“Before camp my son was embarrassed to go to the nurse. He wouldn’t take meds before gym, and then tried to hide his asthma symptoms and chest/lung pain.” Since camp, my son has been willing to take albuterol before gym class, has been more confident and willing to participate in groups with active outdoor activities.”

- Asthma Camp Parent

“I am not sure there are many places where there are such kind, caring people.  It is also a place where others have chronic illnesses, some the same as yours.  It makes it a lot of fun to just talk and relate to someone that you can’t necessarily do at school.”

- Teen participant

The efforts of Zebra Crossings are supported by our generous sponsors, both individual and business. Want to join the ranks?

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