Posts Tagged ‘Summer’


Torino Foundation Looking for Camp Counselors

May 10, 2013
Make summer memorable for you and a special child! 

Camp I AMWith the help of the community, every summer Torino Foundation provides camp programs for hundreds of children with special needs.  This year, there are even more children that could benefit from the healing and personal growth that happens by going to camp.  Whether they are critically ill or living with a life altering condition, all children deserve the opportunity to feel normal.

CAMP IMAGINECamps are available throughout the summer, so be sure to check out all the amazing opportunities to volunteer.  Camp time commitment for counselors is: 1-day training in Las Vegas prior to camp start date, 4-day/3-night (camping) commitment. Commitment for activity specialists is 1 – 4 Days depending on the activity.

The 2013 Torino Foundation Camp program schedule:

Camp I AM – June 20-23 
Program for children with Autism.

Camp Imagine – July 5-7
Program for blind/visually impaired individuals.

Camp Heart & Sole – July 11-14
Program for children at risk of heart disease.

Camp Cartwheel 1 – July 17-20
A Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation program for critically ill children.

Camp Cartwheel 2 – July 24-27
A Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation program for critically ill children

Camp TLC – August 1-4
Program for children with Autism.

Camp Some More – August 9-11
Program for mothers and children affected by domestic violence.

The Torino Foundation is looking for Camp Counselors age 21+

and Activity Specialists age 18+  

   No experience is required

Click here to download the Volunteer Application.

If you have questions or need additional information contact

Completed applications can be emailed to, faxed to 702-258-6040, or mailed to the Torino Foundation office at 4455 Wagon Trail Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118.  (originals are not necessary).

Together We Can Make 2013 AMAZING!

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Spend Your Summer in Service

May 2, 2012
ImageUnited Way of Southern Nevada is currently recruiting three Summer Associate VISTAs who will serve from June 5 through August 13. These VISTAs will promote education and volunteerism in one of three southern Nevada non-profit organizations.

Thirty-seven million Americans live in poverty. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference and find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center is looking for an individual with a passion for volunteerism and education to help in the creation of a multi-tiered volunteer program that assists children in becoming more successful in school. To find out more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit

The Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) is searching for a dedicated individual with a passion for education and the natural environment to help build relationships with schools, community groups, and local businesses. The VISTA will build capacity within OLVF by enhancing current programs, creating evaluations, and developing new systems of work. To find more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas is looking for a committed individual to help expand volunteer programs and build a strong foundation for increased volunteer engagement. This VISTA member will create new partnerships to further improve organizational community relations. To find more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit

Potential VISTA applicants must:

– Fully complete an application on

– Be at least 18 years of age

– Agree to not have outside employment

Summer VISTA members will be eligible for:

– A living allowance of $2388 paid in installments every other week during service

– An educational award of $1174.60 paid at the end of the term that can be used to pay student loans, or for future education

– Training and professional development opportunities

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center at 892-2300 or email Robin Kelley ( or Jacob Murdock (