In recognition of CAMP Rehoboth’s 20th anniversary, we’re continuing our Volunteer Spotlight to honor many of the behind-the-scenes heroes that we’re so fortunate to have in our CAMP family.
The Spotlight will be an ongoing column in Letters and will feature recipients who’ve been selected by the volunteers themselves and you, our readers.
If you know someone whose efforts are worthy of consideration, please make a nomination. We’ll be maintaining a database that will be used to help determine future recipients. Email us at email@example.com.
Better yet, come join us. We always need new volunteers!
Barb Ralph: Hanging Out at CAMP Rehoboth
Barb Ralph resides on Morning Side Drive in Millsboro with her two orange tabby cats, Missey and Marley. She was recently laid off and is looking for a new job.
What have you enjoyed most about your Volunteer experience?
I’ve met so many wonderful people, worked on so many different events and projects, and have always felt like I was helping to make a positive impact in our community. Not only that, but I’ve always felt that my efforts were greatly appreciated by staff, other volunteers, and all the participants of the various events. So thanks back to one and all who have helped make my experience at and with CAMP so fantastic!
Best memory helping CAMP?
Working the “glue crew” and seeing each year how many people it takes to put on the fantastic Sundance Weekend. The dedication of the volunteers who come from near and far to help put this event together is amazing and inspiring!
If you had an extra hour in the day, what would you do?
I would probably sit in the CAMP office, watch the “parade” go by, answer the phone, greet visitors, and proudly give tours of our beautiful community center. I love the rainbow glass wall…it’s a tribute to all who have supported the dream of a community with room for all. (For those of you who don’t know, Rehoboth means “room for all.”)
If you could spend a full day with one person, who would it be? Why?
It wouldn’t be just one person. It would be all of my favorite friends and acquaintances. We’d all go to the beach, swim, walk, sit, whatever…grill burgers, watch the dolphins, and enjoy each others’ company as the sun sets. It’s all about family and community.
“Wouldn’t you like to be a CAMPer too?” How would you help encourage someone to get involved with CAMP?
It’s obvious. I’d invite them to volunteer for a CAMP project or event. Let’s “stuff condoms” (CAMPsafe program) eat pizza, glue auction item boards for Sundance, stuff envelopes for a mailing, or whatever. It’s a great way to meet new people and be involved in our community.
SHHHH! Please provide a little known fact about you…until now, that is (something unrelated to CAMP!)
I love to play bridge! I hadn’t played much since college, and that’s over 40 years ago, but I started playing again a few months ago, and am having a lot of fun
One favorite thing about Rehoboth…
Another easy one, the restaurants! I haven’t been to as many as I’d like, but I hope to add more to my list of favorites as time goes on.
If you have any, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Besides sitting on my porch and watching the birds, boats, and rabbits, I volunteer at CAMP. As I once told Kathy (Weir), if I can’t work for money, I’ll work for fun! That, I think, sums up my volunteering for CAMP!
The entire CAMP Rehoboth family says, “Thank you, Barb!” You’re willingness to help with just about anything we need is an example for all of us.
To vote for a volunteer for the Spotlight, send the name to firstname.lastname@example.org with “volunteer vote” in the message line.