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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. 

Our volunteers and counselors are first and foremost our campers’ cheerleaders. 

The application period for the 2018 Camp Season is now open! We look forward to camp sessions filled with AMAZING volunteers like you.

We are so excited that you are interested in being a part of the magic of Roundup River Ranch. Please review the following information to familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Application Process before the applications go live. 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Complete the Volunteer application
  • Three references
  • New Volunteer interview or Returning Volunteer check-in

Volunteer Requirements:

Once confirmed, New and Returning Volunteers will receive access to their CampSite Staff Dashboard (currently under construction) to complete the volunteer requirements. Returning Volunteers must update their records yearly. The Volunteer Contract is contingent upon the full completion of the following:     

  1. Medical Requirements:
    a. Health History Form
    b. Healthcare Form (must be updated every 2 years)
    c. TB/PPD Skin Test Results. Volunteers must update if they are determined to be at high risk.
    d. Immunization record documentation and dates
    • MMR
    • Tdap/td (must be up-to-date)
    • Varicella or date of illness
    • Hep. B or waiver
    • Hep. A (recommended for all and required for Kitchen Volunteers)
    • Current Flu Season Vaccination
  2. Background Checks (3): Yearly criminal background check, Fingerprint criminal background check, and CDHS background inquiry check
  3. Agreements and Policies - Sign off and acknowledge our policies and agreements. 
  4. Attend Volunteer Orientation 

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Team at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org.