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Volunteering in Catalina This Summer

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Volunteering in Catalina This Summer

Connor Benson, Staff Writer

This summer I will be a CIT (counselor in training) at Camp Cherry Valley that is located on the island of Catalina, right off the coast of Southern California. It’s a really nice camp with an incredible staff, and this was one of the first things that I noticed last summer when I got off the boat that takes you from the mainland to the island. The week that I spent at the camp with my troop was as a senior patrol leader. As soon as I got back from camp I knew that I wanted to be part of the same staff as last year. The first step I needed to do to go to Camp Cherry Valley was to submit an application online write about why I believed that I qualified and was capable of doing the job. When they received my application and saw that I had already gone to a youth leadership training camp, they scheduled a Facetime interview, so they could continue to ask questions that were more detailed. Unfortunately, because I had prior commitments for the summer and could not stay the entire time at camp, I was not eligible to be paid as a staff member. Instead, this year I will be there as a CIT again for about two weeks. I don’t see it as a huge deal to volunteer, because it’s something that I enjoy doing, and this also gives me a chance to see whether it would really be something I want to do for a whole summer. Whether you spend your time at a camp, or if you choose to stay home, it’s wise to think about some type of volunteer work because it’s a good thing to do, and colleges and employers respect it on applications.

 

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