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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
1001 East Touhy
Des Plaines,IL,60018,United States

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Last Updated: 06.13.07
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Countries/States Served: IL
People Utilized or Employed: Family Medicine, General Preventive Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Endocrinology, Dietitian, Hematology and Oncology, Psychology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nursing, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Occupational Medicine, Trainable Volunteers
Types of Students Allowed:
Medical Students, Premedical Students, Nursing Students
Program Length: Short Term (Less than 1 month) and Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English, Swahili
Religious Affiliations: Other
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Current Volunteer Opportunities (Unpaid Positions)
Camp Getaway Counsleor needed for Less than 1 month
Opportunity Description: Volunteer at Camp Getaway- a camp for families affected by HIV/AIDS Do you like working with people? Are you interested in HIV/AIDS? Do you like the outdoors? Do you have a few days in August available? Are you a healthcare professional? If you answered yes to these questions, then please consider being a volunteer for Camp Getaway, a program of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Camp Getaway is a one-week camp provided free of charge to families in the Chicagoland area that are affected by HIV/AIDS. The camp takes place in August at a Camp in Wisconsin. We are currently looking for healthcare professionals to help staff our medical clinic the week of camp. Medical clinic volunteers are responsible for creating a positive, safe camp environment, administering medication to campers, bandaging cuts and scrapes, being supportive team members, and modeling good parenting, conflict resolution and affirmation skills. And having fun! To volunteer you must be: - Flexible, patient, responsible, trustworthy - Energetic, enthusiastic, enjoy people - Positive team player, good communication - Able to function well in August heat, with outdoor conditions (meals and sleeping accommodations are indoors with fans) - Must be available Sunday, Aug. 12- Friday, Aug. 17- no exceptions To volunteer, you must submit an application with references, a TB test, a background check, complete an interview, and attend provided training sessions. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more- please call Danielle at 847-635-4645 or by e-mail camp.getaway@lssi.org.
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 15
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Responding to the Gospel, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois brings healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, as one agency with many expressions, will create community by graciously serving as both the employer and provider of choice.

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