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Camp Erin Volunteer Application

2023 Camp Erin Lincoln Volunteer Application

Camp Erin Lincoln is an annual weekend-long camp for children and teens (ages 6-17) who are grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. It is scheduled for Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24 at Carol Joy Holling Camp in Ashland, Nebraska.

Camp Erin volunteer qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must attend a training session (Choose one: Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. or Saturday, August 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • Must attend the Save Your Spot event (Sunday, September 10, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
  • Must commit to attend the entire Camp Erin weekend (3 p.m. Friday, September 22 - 1 p.m. Sunday, September 24) (this is crucial in order to provide consistent support to campers)

*Currently accepting waitlist applications only for Camp Erin 2023.*

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
New or Returning Camp Volunteer
Cell Phone Number
Preferred method of contact
Are you currently a student?
Place of Employment
Are you an active, reserve or National Guard member or military veteran?
If "Yes", what branch?
(used for statistical purposes only, check all that apply)
Educational Background / Training:
Volunteer Experience:
Please list related past or current volunteer experiences.

Please list one (1) personal or professional reference:

First Name *
Last Name *
Reference Phone Number
Your Relationship to Reference
Are you currently charged with a felony including, but not limited to, criminal neglect, abuse or assault?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony including, but not limited to, criminal neglect, abuse or assault?
How did you hear about the opportunity to volunteer at Camp Erin?
What role would you like to fill at Camp Erin Lincoln?
Why are you interested in volunteering at Camp Erin Lincoln?
Have you experienced the death of someone significant in your life?
If "Yes", who died and how were you related?
If "Yes", when did the death occur?
Please list any dietary requirements/restrictions:
If none, write N/A.
T-Shirt Size
Which age group are you MOST interested in working with?
Please check all that apply.
Any age group(s) you are not comfortable working with?
Please check all that apply.
Do you speak, read or write any foreign languages?
If "Yes", what language(s)?
Please choose which training session you will attend.
Would you be interested in assisting with camp intakes?
The Camp Director will contact you directly as families schedule intakes throughout the summer.
First Name *
Last Name *
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Emergency Contact Relationship
Because of COVID-19, programming and volunteer needs may adjust as we approach camp weekend. Mourning Hope will prioritize safety and wellbeing, and will place volunteers accordingly. Local DHMs will be monitored, and safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp weekend. Some programming may be rescheduled, canceled, or provided in a virtual setting. Volunteers will be notified of any changes as soon as possible. Volunteers may be required to show proof of COVID vaccination/booster and/or a negative COVID test prior to working with campers.
I have completed and reviewed this entire application and attest that the information provided is true and accurate. I also grant permission for Mourning Hope and Camp Erin to obtain information from my references and/or other volunteer organizations with which I have worked that may be pertinent to my application. I understand that I also must complete a Release of Information form so Mourning Hope can conduct a background check.


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