Students: Education and Counseling Center in search of summer volunteers

Harry Potter summer camp
Quidditch matches are one aspect of the Education and Counseling Center's Harry Potter summer camp. The center is in search of volunteers for upcoming summer 2019 camps. (Image courtesy of Martha Mason)
The Education and Counseling Center​ in DePaul’s College of Education is in search of volunteers for its 2019 summer camps. All students and DePaul graduates are welcome to participate. 

“I work closely with students to figure out what they’d like to do for these camps, so there is no problem if students lack experience or if they aren’t exactly sure how they can help,” says Martha Mason, director of the Center. “There is no minimum or maximum amount of time required to volunteer. This is a great opportunity for students to make a difference in the lives of our campers and their families, as well as gain experience and tap into the wealth of energy and resources we have at DePaul.”

Summer camps include:

Harry Potter Camp 
June 24 - 28 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This camp will incorporate activities from the famous book series, Harry Potter. Volunteers’ creative and facilitative skills are needed to provide fun and support for participants as they make wands, play Quidditch, identify strengths and values through Hogwarts House activities, hunt for Horcruxes and more... the MAGIC is endless. 

Penedo Org. Summer Camp
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in July and August 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Penedo Org. serves at-risk girls 6th-12th grades by linking with the Education and Counseling Center to provide academic and social-emotional supports. Volunteers provide support through expressive arts, psychoeducation, self-care and wellness, mindfulness, group-work, arts, games, getting outdoors and more. 

Chicago Youth Program Summer Camp 
Mondays and Tuesdays, July 8 – Aug. 13
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Chicago Youth Program serves minority youth from around Chicago by linking with providers for academic and social supports. Volunteers will provide support through expressive arts, psychoeducation, self-care and wellness, mindfulness, group-work, arts, games, getting outdoors, and more. 

City Mentor Project Camp
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, July 8 – Aug. 13
1 – 4 p.m. 

During the academic year, underserved children involved with this project received tutoring support from members of the DePaul community. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology at DePaul, volunteers will provide support through expressive arts, psychoeducation, self-care and wellness, mindfulness, group-work, arts, games, getting outdoors and more. 

Summer Tutoring 

Help a child with subjects they are not so sure about, or bridge what they know from spring to fall. Tutoring in all subjects is needed and appreciated. Tutoring sessions will take place on campus and with the same child each week so volunteers get to know them and have consistency. Just let me know your availability and a child will be assigned to you. 

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Martha Mason at mmason26@depaul.edu or 773-325-8420. 
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