WE NEED YOU!
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
CAMP SEGONKU IS 100% VOLUNTEERS. NO PAID STAFF.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
"Rocky" is a teacher, mother of four, and a long-time volunteer at Camp Segonku. She shares her love of outdoor cooking with the campers.
You do not have to be a parent of a camper in order to volunteer. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, friends, teachers, nurses, retired adults, college students, and more are part of the wonderful variety of volunteers at Camp Segonku. **Full-week volunteers receive a $10 discount for their
1st - 10th grade camper.**
The only requirements are:
18 years old by camp start date
Pass a background check
Register as an Adult Girl Scout*
Register as an Adult Volunteer on this page
Take two FREE online trainings
Attend camp in-person training on Saturday, June 17th
*GSUSA Annual Membership dues are $25. If you become a GSUSA Member specifically to volunteer at Camp Segonku for the entire week, Camp Segonku will reimburse you after you've finished volunteering at the end of the week.
**You must put a checkmark on the box "Child of Camp Volunteer" on the Camper Registration form (when you register your child) and enter the coupon code*** when paying to get this discount.
*Coupon code-ONLY FOR FULL WEEK CAMP VOLUNTEERS
volunteerkiddo16 (grade 1- 6)
volunteerkiddo710 (grade 7-10)
of courage, confidence, and character
"Butternut" (upper left) has been volunteering at Camp Segonku since her daughter "Bombshell" (middle) was a young camper. "Bombshell" loved making new friends and eventually became the Camp Director in 2018.
WHAT ARE CAMP NAMES?
It's a tradition at Camp Segonku to come up with your own camp name that is always used at camp, year after year. You can choose anything you want, so have fun and be creative. However, if a volunteer, PA , or CIT already has the name you want, unfortunately you will need to change it. We would hate to confuse everyone. We have found that we often use camp names whenever we bump into each other outside of camp. 😊
WHAT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Boys / Widget Unit Volunteers
Daisy Unit Volunteers (Grade 1)
Brownie Unit Volunteers (Grades 2-3)
Junior Unit Volunteers (Grades 4-5)
LIA Volunteers (Grade 6)
If you have any questions about these positions, click on the pdf below or please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call Dawn McDowell at 360-904-5499.
Membership & Background Check
If you are a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA, skip to Step 2.
If you are not currently registered (current registration goes from Oct 1, 2022 to Sept 30,2023), please create an account, specifying you're volunteering as a Friends and Family Member, and pay the GSUSA Membership dues of $25.
After you purchase your Adult GSUSA Membership, print a copy of your $25 receipt to bring to camp, and as a full-week volunteer, you will receive reimbursement on Friday.
New members who register as a volunteer with GSUSA will receive email information about submitting a background check after completing their online registration. If you do not select a volunteer role during registration you will not automatically receive an email to complete a background check. Current members who are new to a volunteer position and current volunteers who must renew their background check will be sent an email with a personalized link and instructions on completing or renewing their background check.
Individuals who do not have a Social Security number must submit a paper background check form. Email email@example.com to request the form in English or Spanish.
Former campers Dolphin and Superfly are now Volunteer Unit Leaders.
Adult Unit Placement is on a first-come first-choice basis, so register early.
Open and Complete the 3 forms below by typing in the fillable answers.
After filling in the information, download the form "with changes" to your computer and attach them to an email and send it to RegisterforSegonku@gmail.com
Sign in to your account at Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. A new page should appear with "Welcome Your Name!" and tap on the My Account menu option then scroll down to gsLearn on the left sidebar. This will take you to the classes you are required to take as a Friends and Family Volunteer. If you have problems try this link for Getting Started.
664 GSOSW Foundations and 664 GSOSW Mandatory Reporter Training for Volunteers. Once you've taken these classes, you will find them in the ACHIEVEMENTS section of your profiler and GSOSW will inform us that you are able to begin volunteering at camp!
Volunteer Co-Directors Twilight and Stilts 2012
In-Person Training AT CAMP
This training is for all Camp Segonku volunteers and is highly recommended in order to make your week of volunteering more successful. You will meet other volunteers, learn how camp will be set up, and go over the activities and crafts with the planners and Program Aides. This training will be outside so please dress accordingly. If for any reason you cannot attend, please notify the Camp Director to make other arrangements.
Saturday, June 24
J.D. Currie Youth Camp in Camas
New Volunteers and CITs 9:00-2:30 (bring lunch)
Returning Volunteers and PAs 12:00-2:30