Like a regular camp, times 10
Volunteers who work with us experience the magic of camp in every aspect of their experience. So, pack your swimsuit, grab a hat, and put on some sunscreen—because it’s time to volunteer!
Summer 2022 volunteer applications have launched! Follow the application below to apply.Apply to volunteer at camp
Volunteering at Campfire Circle
Volunteers from across Ontario support us year-round at virtual, community, in-hospital and overnight camp programs and range in age from 19 to 70+. By volunteering at Campfire Circle, you’ll make a meaningful difference in the lives of kids and families affected by childhood cancer—and they’ll change your life, too.
Our programs take place across Ontario in Toronto, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, Waterford, Muskoka, Wellington, Sudbury, and Arden! Volunteer opportunities range from single-day community programs, weekends at camp, week-long overnight and day camp sessions, and longer-term in-hospital programs. In 2022, our goal is to keep the magic of camp intact for Campers and families to experience again — or for the very first time. More information about current opportunities can be found here.
Qualifications & requirements
We work with hundreds of volunteers every year! Campfire Circle is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community, and to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community. 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:
- 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)
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.
Apply to volunteer at CampNew Camp Volunteer inquiry form
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.
Still have questions about volunteering? Feel free to contact us: