About PALS Counselors
Congratulations! By the time of PALS arrives, you would have completed the mandatory and extensive monthly trainings, participated in leading workshops, and received mentoring from Sr. Counselors. During PALS, Jr. Counselors assist Sr. Counselors in the daily administration by: performing daily head-counts of delegates, tracking medical conditions/food allergies, ensuring the well-being and safety of students assigned to their group, guiding games and activities, providing feedback during nightly meetings, completing paperwork and maintaining daily logs, and creating a fun and safe environment. There’s 24-hour adult supervision, campus security, and trained therapists. Adult to student ratio is 1:10 with additional volunteers on site.
On each campus, students are separated by sex on different floors or halls. All students must bring their own sheets, towels, toiletries, and if desired, a small appliances (microwave). At UCF in Orlando, students reside in Libra Community where four or five residents occupy a two or three bedroom suite with bathroom. At FIU in Miami, students reside in Everglades Hall where three students share a suite with single private rooms, and students share one bathroom. The stove is restricted from use but there is a full-size refrigerator (only at FIU dorms) with cabinets for food storage. At Georgetown in Washington D.C., two students share a single room and there are communal bathrooms.
PALS Jr. Counselor Experience
Considering attending one or multiple sessions of PALS? Don’t wait until spaces are all filled. Reserve your spot today.