Medical Volunteer Opportunities

Becca Sachs

Volunteer

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Becca Sachs, Volunteer

When not at Camp I am a: Physician Assistant at Children’s Hospital Colorado and owner of Damselfly Glass Design (because, uh, who doesn’t love kiln-fired, trout-inspired glass art?).

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013

Favorite camp activity: Making art in the Yurt and Stage Night.

Favorite meal at Camp: I can’t choose one. The kitchen staff is amazing. 

Favorite Camp dance: Rather Be and Eenie Meenie 

How would you describe camp in three words? Beauty, laughter, and sweetness

In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I’ve been a Medical and Cabin Volunteer

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Everybody deserves to have a  carefree week or weekend away from the city and technology every so often to reconnect with themselves, their friends, and/or their family. This is especially the case when regular medical care, medications, or medical worries add to the daily stresses of being a kid or a parent. 

Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses?  When my patients and families see me outside of the exam room, I think it helps us all to see each other in a more relatable light. I get to know my patients and families better at camp and talk about non-medical topics. That inevitably makes our medical visits more dynamic and fun and leads to more open communication. 

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Seeing families laugh and make memories together at Family Camp fills my heart. The Roundup River Ranch campers, families, and staff remind me why I do what I do, and why we fight so hard for the best quality of life for our patients. 

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Beyond impacting my practice as a PA, it reminds me to appreciate the small, silly, joyous memories I make with my family and friends. 

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? Because I can’t put it into words, so you’ll just have to experience it yourself. Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  It’s a really special place run by and filled with wonderful people. You won’t regret it, and you won’t be able to volunteer just once. 

Join us as a medical volunteer. We guarantee you’ll have a hard time deciding who smiles more — you or the campers.

The medical professionals who come to Roundup River Ranch often say that it is their very favorite week of the year. It is a unique time to experience the kids they are so passionate about helping in an entirely new atmosphere. It lets everyone have a chance to see each other in the bright sunlight of fun, childhood games and lasting friendships.

We need you. And so do the kids.

Roundup River Ranch is only possible because of the comprehensive, individualized medical care that is provided to each of our campers. We welcome a diverse group of medical professionals with experience caring for children with the medical conditions we serve. Pediatric clinical experience is preferred and eligibility to volunteer is determined following a personal interview. Preference is given to medical volunteers with experience and training in the diagnoses being served each session.

Want to read about a typical day at comp for a medical volunteer? Click here >

We have a variety of medical volunteer positions available.

Whether you come for a week in the summer or a weekend for a family camp (or both!) you’ll find this to be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of your career. We have positions for:

  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Techs
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Medical Center Front Desk

Read more information on these positions here >

 

“Seeing many of our patients develop self-confidence and optimism about their future and bond to their peers is so touching that it re-invigorates us to go back to our daily jobs with a new found dedication.” - Dr. Ron Sokol


For more information, please contact:

Medical Director, Marita Bledsoe, MD at marita@roundupriverranch.org.