Tea Times!

Since volunteers are the heart of Texas Brigades, we want to make sure volunteers have the opportunity to hear from and speak directly to headquarters about relevant Brigades topics. Tea Time was developed to provide another avenue for volunteers to “deep dive” into various topics throughout the year.

Mark your calendars for every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (except camp season: June & July). We’ve scheduled topics that are relevant to all volunteers and that coincide with volunteer efforts in any given time.

Click here to view the scheduled topics and zoom invitation information. See you all soon!

Requirements for Camp

The heart of this organization is its volunteers. Volunteers, plan, coordinate, recruit for, and execute camps, all while instructing, mentoring, and guiding participants through our five-day camps.

All adults who are instructing/attending camp for less than 6-hour timeframe are considered “visitors” or “visiting instructors”. All visitors must check in with camp personnel when they arrive at camp so their attendance can be confirmed and they can be updated with any camp or organization-specific information.

All adults who are instructing/attending camp for a minimum 6-hour timeframe, regardless if they stay overnight, are considered “camp volunteers”. All camp volunteers must check in with camp personnel when they arrive at camp so their attendance can be confirmed and they can be updated with any camp or organization-specific information. Additionally, they must complete their profile in CampDoc (medical and liability releases), a background check, and child abuse awareness training, and those records must be on file with Texas Brigades.

CAMPDOC: You will receive a link directly from CampDoc. This link requires a log-in. We recommend using the email address where you receive consistent Texas Brigades communications (Committee and HQ). Once logged in, you complete the required information including emergency contacts, medical information, medical releases, ranch liability releases, and Texas Brigades releases. Once you’ve completed a section, the bullet-point (on the right side of the screen) will turn from red to green. 

BACKGROUND CHECKS: You will receive a link directly from Sterling Volunteers (previously Verified Volunteers). This link requires a log-in. We recommend using the email address where you receive consistent Texas Brigades communications (Committee and HQ). Once logged in, you complete the required information and the system does all of the work. Texas Brigades is not keeping any personal information on file and the organization is notified of your eligibility status. Eligibility status is determined by the state youth licensing requirements, of which Texas Brigades Summer Camps work from.

ABUSE AWARENES TRAINING: You will receive a link directly from TrainRight, Inc. This link requires a log-in. We recommend using the email address where you receive consistent Texas Brigades communications (Committee and HQ). IMPORTANT: You can view the training videos from a cell phone device BUT YOU CANNOT take the test. You must complete your training from a laptop or desktop. The training takes about 50 minutes to complete. Once you’ve completed the course, the system sends your certificate to Texas Brigades (no need to send individually). Texas Brigades requires this course to be taken not less than every two years.