We're always in need of camp volunteers! Whether you'd like to volunteer once a week or for a couple hours, we have opportunities that will fit your schedule and make a BIG impact in the lives of the children, youth, and families we serve! All volunteers 14 years old and older, must fill out a volunteer registration annually. At Camp Fire, everyone is welcome.
Safety is of utmost importance to Camp Fire Oneida, and we run background checks on all volunteers that work directly with program participants. There are 3 types of volunteers with several options for each volunteer type:
1) Program Volunteers Volunteers need experience in the outdoors and working with children and youth. A background check will be performed on all Program Volunteers.
Summer Camp Activity Volunteer
Do you have hidden talents or favorite hobbies? Instruct, teach or lead activities to children and youth of all ages such as arts and crafts, field games, sports, outdoor education, outdoor skills and more.
Summer Camp Photography Volunteer
Take pictures of camp activities, edit and organize weekly session(s) photos.
Summer Camp Office Support
Assist with managing office operations during the busy summer months, including answering phones, customer service, assisting with registration, camper arrival and departure, and general office tasks (making copies, filing etc.) Volunteers need experience in customer service and computer skills.
2) General Adult Volunteers
With 13 buildings and 230+ acres, there’s always something that has to be done at camp; we can always use help in two different areas: buildings maintenance and grounds upkeep/landscaping. Whether you help to repair a picnic table or paint the inside of a cabin, or help with occasional plumbing or electrical needs, your help is truly appreciated and benefits the children, youth, and families we serve.
Wednesday Crew (during camp only)
Are you available on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 8 pm? Join Camp Fire’s on-going Grounds Crew to assist with campgrounds maintenance. Continuing projects include raking, sweeping, trimming, pruning, weeding, scraping, and painting benches and cabins.
Camp Clean-Up Days
Every year before the camp season begins, and again after it ends, board members and volunteers gather to open/close the camp for the season.
Business/Group Clean-Up Days
If you're a business or group looking for a community service opportunity, why not volunteer at Camp Birchrock! There’s always something that has to be done (especially) with buildings maintenance and grounds upkeep/landscaping. Let us know a date your group is interested in and if you have a specific project in mind.
Camp Fire Oneida typically has one large, in person fundraiser per year and we definitely need all the help we can get collecting donations, selling raffle tickets, and physically working the event.
3) Youth/Student Volunteers
From time to time, Camp Fire is able to offer supervised volunteer internships for college students. For consideration, please prepare a 1-3 page proposal and submit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the mail.
College Community Service Projects
Please call to discuss possible community service projects for your college organization. Recent college projects have included support for Camp Fire’s annual Campership Fundraiser as well as camp workdays.
Individual/Group Community Service
Many schools now require volunteer service hours. If you are interested in meeting your service requirement at Camp Fire as an individual, you must complete a volunteer application first. Please call to discuss possible community service projects for your high school organization. Recent projects have included litter removal along fences, gardening work in camp, and weeding and pruning in the front yard.
Participants must currently be 14 years or older.
Please contact Camp Fire Oneida & Camp Birchrock if you have any questions.