Camp changes lives. So can you.
Volunteers are essential in bringing the magic of camp to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness. From overnight camp, day events in local communities to in-hospital programs, there are so many opportunities for you to build connection, gain new skills and experiences and make a difference in the overall wellbeing of kids and their families during their most challenging times.Apply now to volunteer at camp
Camp Volunteer Roles
Family volunteer – Rainbow Lake
Family camp gives families a chance to strengthen connections and challenge themselves in new ways, all in the great outdoors. You play the role of “family volunteer” and are assigned to a family, sometimes with another volunteer. You will engage camper families in programs and activities, foster community, and create a fun environment that delivers that camp magic! This is an overnight volunteer experience.
Cabin volunteer – Muskoka
Our camper-to-volunteer ratio is approximately 1:1 at overnight and day camp. Campers are accompanied by volunteers at all times (activities, meals, on camping trips, etc.). As a cabin volunteer, you will work in teams to take care of and supervise a group consisting of four to eight campers.
You will create a nurturing, fun-filled environment that meets the needs of each camper, including developing program plans for special events and activities. This is an overnight volunteer experience.
Day camp volunteer
Alongside a team of other volunteers, you are responsible for a group of campers and their safety, ensuring that your campers are supervised at all times. This role supports campers at all activities and creates a positive camp environment and experience. As well, day camp volunteers support various activity areas, leading elective activities such as crafts or sports with fellow volunteers.
Volunteers can also look forward to playing an essential role at our year-round programs, which include family and teen community programs in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and London, as well as virtual programs and weekends at camp. We also place volunteers in hospitals at Sick Kids, McMaster and London Children’s Hospital (depending on current health and safety protocols).
We are not actively recruiting for year-round program volunteer roles, but email us if you would like to be notified of any upcoming opportunities.Email us for more info Apply now to volunteer
Qualifications & requirements
We depend on hundreds of volunteers every year and we work closely with you to ensure you are prepared for your role!
Volunteer applications are accepted on an ongoing and as needed basis, typically starting in January for the summer camp season. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.
Campfire Circle is strongly committed to equity and diversity within our community and to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment. We welcome volunteer applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
All prospective camp volunteers are required to attend volunteer training in order to qualify for a volunteer role. Additional onsite and program-specific training is also required for participation. Other requirements include:
- Criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Provide proof of immunization status
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)
- Completion of two-step tuberculosis (TB) test
- Age 19 years of age
- Experience working with children is an asset
- Certification in Emergency First Aid/CPR or Bronze Cross certification (role dependent)
Fill out our volunteer application to get started. Thanks for your interest in volunteering! We’re excited to learn more about you. If you have additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply now to volunteer Email us for more info
Volunteer applications are accepted on an ongoing and as needed basis, typically starting in January for the summer camp season. Volunteer applications will be processed on an as needed basis, and successful applicants will be invited for an interview. In accordance with our mandate of creating a caring and safe environment for ill children and their families, we require attestation of childhood vaccinations, completion of a two-step Tuberculosis (TB) test, updated Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening, and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all volunteers. Some volunteer roles require certification in Emergency First Aid/CPR, Bronze Cross or NLS.
Upon offer, volunteers must complete a criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening, submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s), childhood immunizations, complete a two-step tuberculosis (TB) test, and get a First Aid or Bronze Cross certification (role dependent).
We are actively recruiting new volunteers for the Summer 2022 season! There are many different opportunities all across Ontario!
Fill out our volunteer application to get started. Thanks for your interest in volunteering! We’re excited to learn more about you.
Thank you for your continued support of Campfire Circle—we can’t wait to see you soon! Please go to the staff dashboard to apply for programs, manage your account, and update your information.Go to my staff dashboard
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Other volunteer opportunities
Event & Office Volunteers
Help out around our headquarters or at a fundraising event—there are lots of ways to lend a hand!
Medical Staff & Volunteers
We need nursing staff to administer medications and care for our Campers. Learn how you can get involved.
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