Teen volunteers must be at least 15 years old by June 1, 2023. We accept up between 2 and 4 teenage classroom volunteers per week-long session of camp. The final number of teen volunteers needed per session will vary based on camper enrollment numbers.
The role of our teen volunteers is to provide general support to our classroom teacher as requested and to help our campers. Tasks may include organizing art supplies, helping the campers with their art projects, cleaning up the classroom, helping the teacher prepare components of future art projects, etc. Teen volunteers are role models for our campers and are expected to behave in a friendly, respectful, and mature manner. Cell phone use is not allowed during classroom time by campers or teen volunteers, and personal photography of any kind is not allowed. Teen volunteers will be assigned to a lunch time camper group each day and asked to each lunch with their camper group.
Applicants must be available to volunteer for all scheduled hours, on each day of their selected session. Spring Camp runs for one week. Winter Camp consists of two week-long sessions. Summer Camp consists of eight week-long sessions. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to volunteer for a minimum of two Summer Camp sessions. Camp is closed on all Federal holidays. If for any reason a volunteer cannot attend a day of their scheduled camp session(s), we request to receive advance communication in a timely manner commensurate with the reason for absence (i.e., illness, a scheduled doctor’s appointment, etc.) so that we may plan coverage as needed.
Please note this application is for a volunteer counselor position and is not paid employment. A letter certifying volunteer hours will be available to our volunteers upon completion of the camp term for which they volunteer.
All volunteers must submit to a background check and fingerprints per University of Miami policy. Additionally, all volunteers must attend a mandatory scheduled training session in advance of their start date. Information about these items will be shared upon notification of your acceptance as a volunteer and confirmation of your volunteer dates