Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to fill out the online volunteer registration form.

 

There is a variety of volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups at the Team Up! For Fun Day Camp. It takes many dedicated and compassionate people (about 250) to make camp a successful experience. We would love to have you on our team. Read the volunteer descriptions below to learn about the positions needed & click the “registration” tab to sign-up!

 

Camper Buddy

Buddies are responsible for transporting their assigned camper from one group activity to another by pushing wheelchairs, assisting with walkers, or possibly carrying. Buddies help their camper participate in group activities to the best of their ability (therapists, group leaders and parents will provide guidance). Some buddies may also be feeding their camper or assisting with other personal care needs, if needed. It is preferred that buddies attend all days of camp and should be at least 14 years of age. Buddies may also specify which camper they would like to “buddy” on the volunteer form.

Group Leader

Group leaders are responsible for a group of up to 10 children with and without buddies. This involves getting the group from one activity to another, using provided activities during occasional down times, and knowledge of campers’ special health concerns. Group Leaders must be at camp all 4 days and be at least 18 years of age.

Assistant Group Leader

Assistant group leaders are responsible for assisting the group leader, getting snacks and various other materials. They may also be called upon to lead the group in the group leader’s absence. Assistant group leaders should be at least 16 years of age.

Check In

Monday morning is the busiest morning of camp. Volunteers check in each camper, assign them to their group and hand out t-shirts. It is also necessary to keep track of any visitors on the property. If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Crafts

Craft volunteers lead and help groups through craft projects. Supplies and instructions are provided by the craft planning committee. Craft volunteers will set up and clean up after each group does the scheduled activity. Please check which craft you would be interested in on the volunteer form. Craft volunteers should be at least 14 years of age.

Nurse

The camp nurse administers medications, changes diapers, and tends to minor injuries that occur on the camp grounds. Ideally, we would like to have two nurses on the grounds each day.

Kitchen

Kitchen volunteers serve snacks and lunch to the campers and volunteers. They also set up the barn for lunch and clean up after each lunch shift. Kitchen volunteers should be at least 14 years of age.

Activities

Activities volunteers lead and help the groups through gross motor activities. The cooperative games include activities such as parachute games, therapy balls and bean bag games. Activities volunteers should be at least 15 years of age. Other choices on volunteer form include fishing, obstacle course, and/or the rock wall. The obstacle course is staffed by a physical therapist and the rock wall is staffed by employees from REI.

Picnic

The picnic will be held on the last full day of camp, Thursday, July 31st. The picnic committee plans the event, prepares the grounds and serves the picnic lunch. If you are interested in this committee, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Set Up

Lots of people are needed to help set everything up on the Saturday before camp begins. This includes preparing the grounds, staking tents and unloading chairs, coolers, storage tubs, etc. Do you know of a group that would like to perform camp set up as a community service? If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Take Down

The Take Down volunteers dismantle everything on Thursday after the picnic. This is also a big job and many hands helping will make it go smoothly. If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Parking Attendants

Parking attendants are needed at the beginning and end of each camp day to direct parking. If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Parking Assistants

Parking Assistants help parents unload their vehicle and stay with their kids. If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.

Grounds Keeper

These volunteers keep grounds clean and safe. Groundskeepers need to be energetic and in good physical condition as this job includes lots of running. If you are interested in this position, please check “other” on the volunteer form and write it in.