Camp Volunteers

Volunteering at Camp Sparkle

We are looking for energetic, compassionate, and reliable volunteers to help us support children touched by cancer. Many have told us that volunteering at our camp is just as therapeutic as being a participant. We accept individuals and groups and have a variety of different ways to be involved. 

VOLUNTEER CAMP COUNSELORS
Volunteer Camp Counselors are the backbone of Camp Sparkle! Every summer we look for motivated and enthusiastic young adults to assist our Head Counselors with supervising and spending time with our amazing campers. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with their own cancer experience to give back to the community. Come spend a week laughing, playing capture the flag and eating grilled cheese!

Primary Responsibilities and Qualifications:
• Assist Head Counselor with building supportive relationships with campers.
• Commit to entire week of camp. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
• Attend volunteer counselor training in June.
• Understand and comply with Camp Sparkle safety and behavioral policies.
• Attend all field trips and participate in all camp activities.
• Assist with set-up and clean-up of camp lunches, snacks and supplies when needed.
• Must be 16+ years old.

Complete the Volunteer Counselor application.

VOLUNTEER JUNIOR COUNSELORS
In addition to our volunteer camp counselors, we also seek junior volunteer counselors who are younger than 16, but have a strong interest in working with kids who have been impacted by cancer. These volunteers will be paired with an experienced camp counselor in order to start developing the skills necessary to be a camp counselor in the future. Their primary responsibility at camp will be to assist the counselors in engaging the campers and participating in the camp activities. 

Primary Responsibilities and Qualifications:
• Assist Head Counselor with building supportive relationships with campers.
• Attend all field trips and participate in all camp activities.
• Assist with set-up and clean-up of camp lunches, snacks and supplies when needed.
• Must be 13-15 years old.

Complete the Junior Counselor Application.

GENERAL VOLUNTEERING
Camp Sparkle has a great need for individuals or groups to help with the following tasks:

  • set-up/clean-up of lunches and snacks
  • camp clean-up
  • Field trip chaperones
  • Leading/facilitating activities
  • Providing lunch, see information on our Camp Lunch Program
  • Unique skills: photography, videography, graphic design, etc. 

Complete the General Volunteer Application. 

QUESTIONS
Contact the Camp Director, Maddie Ritter, at maddie@cancerpathways.org or 206-709-1400.