The following retreat staff positions require a commitment to attend the entire retreat (Friday midday through late Sunday afternoon). We have found that it is better for all concerned if women fill these positions and that they are over 21 years of age. The cost to volunteers is travel to the retreat.
Responsible for the management of the retreat during the course of the weekend, according to established guidelines and protocol.
Attendance at a training session and previous experience instructing at a retreat is required.
Leader of group sessions, emotional support system for participants and staff.
A professional psychotherapist with experience leading group sessions.
Serves as a resource and reassuring presence to participants; works closely with psychosocial facilitator.
Leads warm-up exercises before casting practice, and presents an informational session.
A medical professional knowledgeable about breast cancer, its treatments, and potential complications (loss of motion, lymphedema, fatigue).
Leads and/or assists with fly-fishing demonstrations and classroom sessions according to CFRC casting/instructor protocol.
Instructional guide for catch and release fishing. Previous experience as a fly-fishing instructor, a team player, and excellent communication skills.
General support for participants and staff throughout the retreat.
Past participants are most desirable for this position.