Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and becoming part of the Camp Rainbow family! Annually over 350 volunteers help Camp Rainbow create free camping experiences for children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases and disorders.

All volunteers are asked to complete an application. Please take a moment to read through the application guidelines provided to ensure your application is processed in accordance with your interests, abilities, and/or skillset. Note: descriptions have changed from prior years.

If you are uncertain which application to complete, please contact the Camp Rainbow Office at (314) 469-8035 or info@camprainbow.com

To Complete a Volunteer Application, click here

  • Counselor and Unit Head Application - New and Returning
    • Summer Camp Counselors (must be 16 years old by May 1st)
      • Counselors provide one on one support to a camper throughout camp
      • Must commit to participation Friday prior to camp start date through farewell
      • Required to sleep overnight at camp (may exclude day camp counselors)
      • Requires 2 positive references (for first time applicants)
      • Requires successful background check if 18 years old or older
    • Summer Camp Unit Heads (must be 20 years old by May 1st)
      • Provides guidance, oversight, and supervision to counselors
      • Must be available for monthly meetings starting January through camp to develop camp theme and program activities
      • Must commit to participation Tuesday prior to camp through farewell
      • Requires prior experience as a counselor at Camp Rainbow
      • Requires successful background check
  • Volunteer Application - New and Returning (must be 21 years old)
    • Camp Volunteers (Full-time and part-time):
      • Help create Summer Camp and/or Teen Camp through onsite support with various camp activities which can include programming, inclusion, serving meals and logistical management. 
      • May be required to sleep overnight at camp
      • Camp Volunteers include, but are not limited to the following: medical personnel, food committee members, program directors, those willing to run errands and those willing to help in the dining hall. Also includes those willing to assist in archery, arts and crafts, drama, fishing, nature/science, sports, music, logistics, floaters, photography, team building, and lifeguards
      • Requires 2 positive references (for first time applicants)
      • Requires successful background check
      • Summer Camp - May be required to attend a training session Thursday night prior to the start of camp depending on assigned role.
      • Teen Camp - Required to attend a training session Thursday night prior to the start of camp.
    • Year Round Volunteers: help in the office, at an event and/or serve on a committee.
  • Guest Application
    • Guests attend Summer Camp, Teen Camp and/or an event on behalf of an organization, group, team, church/temple to help with a particular activity. Additionally, guests may attend camp or an event to provide a service or teach a skill.
    • Guests include, but are not limited to, police officers, musicians, balloon artists, clowns, support dogs, characters, etc.