Our teen volunteers are responsible and motivated teens aged 14-16 years old, who work alongside our campers, teaching, and administrative staff in our camp programs. Volunteers will learn leadership skills, gain professional experience, be presented with creative opportunities, solve problems, and socialize in a safe and structured environment. Our volunteers are primarily ex-students who have aged out of our regular classes but want to stay involved with our organization.
Our volunteers are presented with a wide range of challenges, and its impossible to tell what challenges and problems lie ahead, however, all volunteers are expected to complete the following tasks.
In addition, we may assign volunteers to specific roles depending on their own talents, experience, and interests, including assigning them to classes as junior assistants.
In order to ensure our volunteer program remains a productive part of our team, we’ve set a couple of guidelines for what we’re looking for. If you don’t meet the following criteria, our program probably isn’t for you.
While we do our best to provide volunteer opportunities, our volunteer programs fall outside the scope of our regular organizational mission and resources for the program are limited. Our camp environment is a safe and supportive one, however, we don’t guarantee ongoing supervision of volunteers. All volunteers are expected to be able to work responsibly and independently as necessary, and volunteers who demonstrate a need for greater levels of supervision may be asked to leave the program.
Please note, volunteer positions are often in high demand. Preference is given to existing students, members of our Youth Advisory Board, and volunteers who have demonstrated employment potential. While we appreciate returning volunteers, please realize that we may pass up opportunities to work with you so that new volunteers have an opportunity to participate.
Here are some questions that we consider:
Our volunteer program plays an important part in all of our camp programs. This established program has been proven successful in creating engaging and meaningful experiences in our teens.
Applications for Summer 2020 are now open. Please visit our summer camp page for more information.