Volunteer

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Wildwood loves its volunteers! It would be hard to make the magic of camp happen each summer without our volunteers. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, both during camp and year-round, and we are happy to accommodate corporate and other volunteer groups.

If you have any questions, please email our Community Engagement Manager at jane@wildwoodctr.org.

During Camp

We have several exciting volunteer opportunities that take place during camp. For most opportunities, we prefer that volunteers stay for an entire session (Monday-Friday), but we can also accommodate partial session volunteering.

Volunteer Counselor:

Become a volunteer counselor, serve as a role-model, and go home with an experience you’ll remember!

Our volunteer counselors provide additional support and mentorship to a small group of campers. Each volunteer counselor will be assigned to a group of 1-3 campers, will attend and participate in activities with their camper group, and will provide one-on-one support as needed.

Volunteer Counselors stay at camp overnight. We prefer that volunteer counselors stay for a full camp session (Monday-Friday), but we know that this is not always possible. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in understanding the camp experience and/or wants to explore teaching or outdoor education as a career.

Requirements:
-At least 18 years old
-Able to work well with kids
-Able to pass a background check
-Flexible and open to new experiences
-Attend a Counselor training session

Interested? Apply here.

Activity Facilitator:

Our Activity Facilitators plan and facilitate engaging, hands-on activities in an area of his or her expertise for our campers. We are thrilled to have volunteers in a wide range of fields, but we are particularly hungry for volunteers to facilitate activities in the STEM fields–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (including supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, etc)–and those who are adept at creating crafts and bio-inspired designs.  

Activity Facilitators do not need to be educators or have experience in education–we will provide training and guidance to help you with the process.  Volunteers can give their time for a portion of a day, a portion of the week, several days on separate weeks, or an entire session (Monday-Friday).

Requirements:
-At least 18 years old
-Have some expertise to teach campers (aged 7-14)
-Able to pass a background check
-Attend an Activity Facilitator training.

Interested? Apply here.

Health Care Manager:

Are you an RN/BSN or doctor with a passion for camp? Consider volunteering as Health Care Manager! In this position, you will distribute medication and provide basic first aid to campers. If desired, you may also teach a first aid course.

Requirements:
-At least 18 years old
-Hold an RN license or higher
-Able to pass a background check

Interested? Apply here.

Photographer/Videographer:

Do you have an eye for photos and videos? Consider volunteering as a photographer/videographer! Our volunteer Photographer(s)/Videographer(s) will be tasked with taking and culling pictures and/or videos of daily activities using either the camp’s or the volunteer’s digital camera. Parents love seeing that their campers are engaged in activities and are having fun, so action shots are particularly valuable. We prefer that the photographer commits to photographing at least three days during a session to build trust with campers and obtain the best shots.

Requirements:
-At least 18 years old
-Have an eye for photography
-Able to pass a background check
-Attend a training session

Interested? Apply here.

Maintenance Days

Help make Wildwood beautiful for our campers! We need volunteers to help prepare Wildwood for camper arrival in June. Maintenance projects include trail maintenance, painting cabins, helping build the garden. We are happy to include volunteers age 8 and older for this position.

Requirements:
-Excited to help make Wildwood beautiful for campers
-Able to do physical labor
-At least 8 years old

Ideal for:
-Corporate Groups
-Families

Contact Jane at jane@wildwoodctr.org to plan a Maintenance Day project for your group!

Special Events

Be part of the Take A Wild Guess experience! Event volunteers will assist with a variety of roles, including event set up and tear-down, game facilitation, guest check in, design, marketing, and planning.

To take part in Take A Wild Guess 2020, email Jane at jane@wildwoodctr.org or fill out a volunteer application here.