Interested in Volunteering?
Counselor/Volunteer Opportunities and Expectations
We at Camp Magical Moments are looking for exceptional people from all walks of life who will volunteer their time for our various camps.
For our main camp – the cancer camp taking place June 17-23, 2018 – there is a mandatory training session beginning Friday, June 15 and concluding at the arrival of the campers on Sunday, June 17 in the afternoon. Camp is over on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Each staff member must be 21 years of age or older and will undergo a Criminal Background Check, following a strict selection process. We are looking for those individuals who are willing to donate their time and energy and who are willing to give 150% of themselves during this fun-filled, exhausting week. There is a lot of physical work that takes place during the week, so being in good shape is recommended.
Some of the responsibilities of the Counselors and Volunteers are:
Cabin Counselors – Cabin Counselors work with a crew of other volunteers and staff in supporting and assisting the campers 24 hours a day. Counselors sleep in rooms with the campers and participate in daily activities. Counselors offer continuous companionship, support, and encouragement to each camper, with a 2 to 1 camper /counselor ratio.
Medical Support – During the entire week of camp, a group of doctors and nurses is selected to administer medications, to review camper medical files and to handle any medical emergencies. Our medical team is on site 24 hours a day with the same group being at camp the entire week.
Additional Staff Support
Are you a good cook? Do you have a wonderful talent to share? We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help support our camp in various ways:
- Arts & Crafts
- Activities – horses, archery, climbing, swimming, etc
- Kitchen – chefs or clean-up
We only will accept as volunteers those individuals who are committed to spending the entire week at the camp. All Initial Volunteers Applications for our cancer camp are due in February.
Please know that we have been very fortunate to receive many applications for staffing in the past, and if this is the case for the 2018 camp, we recommend you get your application in early and be available for a face-to-face interview during our interview process!
Additional volunteer opportunities are available for our SIB’S – So Important Brothers & Sisters – Weekend in January. We would love to hear from you!