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Kent Ryser

Volunteer

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Kent Ryser, Volunteer

When not at Camp I’m a: Walmart Associate at Store #5099 in Grand Junction, Colorado 

I’ve volunteered at Roundup River Ranch for: 7 years

Favorite camp activity: Anything outdoors with the campers!

Favorite meal at Camp: No-hands spaghetti dinner

Favorite Camp dance: Reach for the Stars and grooving for your food.

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

In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? Cabin volunteer and Walmart group volunteer

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Watching the campers laugh, play, and be themselves.

Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? Campers can get outside and enjoy activities that they usually don’t have the chance to experience.

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Getting painted from head to toe by campers!

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? It can be rewarding to know you can make a difference in their lives. Volunteering changes your life for the better while helping 
children with serious illnesses.

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 you begin your application. 

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.