Apply your time and talents to helping children affected by cancer while creating memories you’ll cherish forever. Choose from multiple ways to get involved and start making the world a better place for these amazing kids.
Seany’s camping programs are staffed by a group of tremendously dedicated, responsible volunteers who like to have fun. All volunteers undergo special training so that they can best understand the unique needs and experiences of our camper population. Many of our volunteers have firsthand knowledge of cancer, either as survivors or siblings of a brother or sister who has battled the disease. Others are medical professionals who enjoy being counselors and seeing the campers in a non-medical environment. Our volunteers are quite special and truly an inspiration to all.
New Volunteer Training
MANDATORY for all new staff members, this training introduces camp policies, traditions and culture. This training is held at The Seany Foundation office, the Friday prior to each week-long camp session.
All Staff Training
Held at the designated campsite the day before (Sunday) our six-day Camp sessions, this time allows both new and returning volunteers to participate in important training sessions and team building events. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the campsite ready to begin Staff Development & Training by 11:00am (unless told otherwise by leadership) on Sunday and leave the following Saturday after an all-staff wrap up.
Experience working in healthcare is not required to become a camp volunteer or counselor, but it is helpful. Our volunteers must be aware of the general health and safety of campers to report any changes to onsite doctors and nurses. During Pre-Camp Training, all volunteers go through medical orientation to address camp procedures and any concerns regarding camper health.
Volunteer applications for our camps open on November 15th each year and close on January 31st or once capacity is met, whichever comes first. One you fully complete your online application (100%), it will be reviewed. If you meet our requirements, we will contact you within one week after the Jan. 31st deadline to schedule an interview.
If your online application meets our criteria, we will contact you to schedule an interview within one week after the January 31st deadline (applies to new volunteers). Each camp holds its own set of interviews, which will be conducted by the corresponding camp leadership team. Volunteers that apply for all three camp sessions will have three separate interviews. Interviews are held at The Seany Foundation office in Mission Valley, San Diego, they take approximately 20-45 minutes. Phone interviews can be arranged for applicants that are located out of town.
After your interview, we will notify you of your status within two weeks. If you are accepted, we will run a background check and assign Pre-Camp Training to be completed by a designated date. All online training must be completed to remain eligible to volunteer.
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Raise money and awareness by starting an online fundraiser for The Seany Foundation on Classy.org. It’s a quick and easy way to apply your creativity toward helping kids with cancer.
Put your party planning skills to work for a great cause. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a day or evening of fundraising fun. Make it a no-pressure event by keeping donations optional, but remind your guests that any amount helps!
Consider telling your story on Facebook and other social media outlets, or sending friends and family a personal email or letter to raise awareness and donations for our cause. Let us know if you need help getting started.
Help shape the future for kids with cancer as a member of The Seany Foundation Board of Directors. As a part of our influential volunteer board, you’ll be pivotal in raising awareness, funds, and support for our programs and projects. Qualified candidates must be passionate about the plight of those coping with childhood cancer and deeply committed to our mission of bringing joy to kids, teens, and young adults affected by cancer.