The Fresh Air Fund is now accepting applications for counselors for this coming summer of ’09. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Last year 3,000 children attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York.
Go to http://www.freshair.org/work-at-a-camp.aspx to learn more about the program and how to apply. Your efforts this summer will be changing lives for the better. The experience will change your life as well.
Note: The Fresh Air Fund is also looking for volunteer host families in communities from Virginia to Maine to open their home to a child this summer.