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VOLUNTEERS

Let your inner kid come out at camp – Sign up to volunteer!

Camp isn’t just for kids…it’s also for grown-up kids, like you! Volunteer an hour, a day, a week, a month, or the entire summer at your favorite spot. Check out the opportunities below and make an unforgettable, fun camp memory with your kids, grandkids, or friends.
Two requirements:  1) Show up!  2) Have fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

A  word about signing up to volunteer… 1) To sign up for a spring work days, host homes, snack shack shifts, dinners, click here! 2) For alll other opportunities, scroll down and fill out the volunteer interest form!

I’m a foodie and I love chocolate chips! (FOOD OPPORTUNITIES)

Position:  End-of-the-Day Staff Meals (approx 45 staff)

Camp Location:  Sonshine

Job Description:  Make meals for staff dinners, on your own or with a group of friends.  

Time Commitment:  Meals are needed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:30p. Pick your day, then drop the food off or better yet, stay to serve and eat with the staff!

Sign Up Here!

 

Position: Salad Bar

Camp Location: Sonshine

Job Description:  Bring greens and toppings at the beginning of the week for the week.

Time Commitment: Simply the time it takes to shop and deliver the produce.

Fill Our Volunteer Interest Form Below!

 

Position:  Camp Solaris Staff Meals (approx. 15 staff)

Camp Location:  Solaris

Job Description:  Provide a home-cooked meal for camp staff before a week of “camp food” which would include a main dish, side dish, fresh fruit/salad/veggies, and a sweet treat.

Time Commitment:  5:00p – set up; 5:30p dinner, start up beggining on June – first of August, sign up for 1 or 2!

Sign Up Here!

Position:  Cookies for Staff Lunches (NO NUTS)

Camp Location:  Sonshine

Job Description:  Bring us cookies (approx 35 staff) to give us a boost!  We look forward to lunch just because of these cookies!

Time Commitment:  You can buy ‘em or bake ‘em…just make sure you bring ‘em!  

NO NUTS PLEASE!  Bring cookies when and however many you want…we’ll freeze ‘em!

Position:  Camp Sonshine Saturday AM Pancake Breakfast – FILLED

Camp Location:  Sonshine

Job Description:  Assist in making/serving pancakes and sausage for the Saturday morning breakfast. 

Time Commitment:  Saturday 8:00a-10:30a

I don’t like to cook, but don’t leave me out! (RESTAURANT FOOD)

Position:  Bring restaurant food for staff  (approx 35) on Tuesdays, 5:30p

Camp Location:  Sonshine

Job Description:  Bring food from restaurants or give a gift certificate; Raising Caines & Runza have been good to us in the past; we’re open to new places

Sign Up Here!

 

Schedule a playdate with your besties! (CAMP STORE ATTENDANTS)

Position:  Sonshine Nana’s Snack Shack Attendant

Camp Location:  Sonshine

Job Description:  Assist campers in purchasing items, restock inventory, simple custodial jobs.  Also assist with camper accounts and simple monetary tasks.  Pick up inventory at Sam’s Club and bring to Sonshine.

Time Commitment:

Monday – Friday – daily 10:00a-1:00p (need 2) and 1:00p- 4:00p (need 2)

Sign Up Here!

Position:  Solaris Camp Store Attendant

Camp Location:  Camp Solaris

Job Description:  Assist campers in purchasing items, restock inventory, simple custodial jobs.

Time Commitment:  Pick your days and times.

Contact us by filling out interest form below!

Solaris Adventures weeks:

Check-in – Monday mornings 9:00a-10:15a only

Monday – Thursday, 10:00a-6:00p (times vary daily) 

Journey/Expedition weeks:

Check-in – Sunday 6:00p-7:15p only 

Monday – Friday 10:00a-6:00p

I'll ask my mom if you can stay at my house! I love hosting people! (HOST HOME FOR STAFF)

Position: Host Home For Staff

Location: Your House

Job Description: Some of our counselors come from other states and countries! Host two or more Camp Sonshine staff members. They need a bedroom, a bathroom, a place to keep their things!

Time Commitment: June 1 – Mid August

Fill Out Host Home Interest Form!

Wanna go outside and play in the dirt? (GROUNDS)

Position:  Mowing

Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

Job Description:  Be a part of a team that maintains the grounds by weedwacking, mowing and trimming trees/bushes.  Each camp has one mower and one weedwacker; fuel tanks on site.

Time Commitment:  

  • Weekly (varies with season and moisture)
  • Camp Sonshine – Saturdays after lunch;  Sundays anytime
  • Camp Solaris –   Saturdays or Sundays anytime

Sign Up Here! (Sonshine)
Sign Up Here! (Solaris)

 

Position:  Landscaping – Adopt a Plot

Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

Job Description:  Be a part of a team that plants/maintains camp landscaping, which involves planting, mulching, weeding, and watering.  Work throughout the camp or “adopt a plot” and make it your family’s special spot of beauty…marked with your family’s name.

Time Commitment:  

  • Spring – one-time clean-up event, planting 
  • Summer – weekly weeding/watering, according to weather

Sign Up Here! (Spring Work Days)
Fill Out Interest Form Below For Ongoing Plans

    Meet new friends! (CHECK-IN)

    Position:  Check-in Assistance

    Camp Location:  Solaris

    Job Description: Assist with camper check-ins, i.e., medications, camp store money, forms, etc.

    Time Commitment

    • Adventure weeks: Monday 9:00a-10:15a 
    • Journey/Expedition weeks: Sunday 6:00p- 7:15p

    Sign Up Here!

    Tinker, take apart, put together...that’s what I like to do. (MAINTENANCE)

    Position:  Vehicle Maintenance

    Camp Location:  Sonshine

    Job Description:  Provide on-going maintenance for mowers, go-carts, goft carts and other camp vehicles.

    Time Commitment:  ongoing maintenance, Spring-Fall

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

     

    Position:  Handyman 

    Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

    Job Description:  Help in areas of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, misc. fix-its, from vacuum cleaners to air conditioners. 

    Time Commitment:  year-round opportunities; at your convenience

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Look at my muscles, I’m strong! (WOOD SPLITTING)

    Project:  Firewood for Campfires

    Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

    Job Description:  Keep fire pits stocked with firewood for bonfires throughout the summer and fall months.  Log splitter provided at Sonshine site.  Firewood for Sonshine is placed along the treeline on the west side of property; firewood for Solaris needs to be brought to that site.  

    Time Commitment:   April/May, early July, and late August; at your convenience

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    I like frogs, fish, and hangin’ out at the pond. - Filled (FISHING EQUIPMENT)

    Project:  Fishing and Fishing Equipment

    Camp Location:  Camp Sonshine

    Job Description:  String fishing poles and prepare/maintain fishing equipment for use.

    Time Commitment:  As needed at your convenience

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Let’s make something! (CRAFTS/SEAMSTRESS)

    Position:  Crafts 

    Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

    Job Description: Gather/organize/prepare materials and/or teach crafts/art

    Time Commitment: varies 

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

     

    Position:  Seamstress

    Camp Location:  Sonshine & Solaris

    Job Description:  Sew for misc. projects. 

    Time Commitment:   as needed

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    I just wanna talk and talk about Jesus.... (CHAPEL SPEAKERS)

    Position:   Chapel Speaker

    Camp Location: Sonshine

    Job Description:  Come speak and encourage Camp Sonshine Staff Tuesday nights during ARD (Abide, Remain, Dwell).  You can speak on whatever is on your heart or on our weekly or summer theme.  

    Time Commitment: Tuesday nights (except June 30th) 7:00p-8:00p, 15 – 20 mins.

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Position:   Chapel Speaker

    Camp Location:  Solaris

    Job Description:    Share God’s Word in relevant and captivating ways to kids and teens at Camp Solaris!  Share about your personal walk with Christ or give a lesson based on our summer theme.

    Time Commitment:   30-40 minutes  

    • Adventure weeks (grades 3-5) – Monday 7:40p; Tuesday 6:00p
    • Journey/Expedition weeks (grades 5-9) – Tuesday 8:00p, Thursday 7:00p
    • Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!
    I love music and campfires! (BONFIRE WORSHIP)

    Position:  Worship Leader

    Camp Location: Solaris 

    Job Description:  Lead worship for chapel or around the campfire

    Time Commitment:  evenings, varies by week

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Let me tell a story. (STORY TELLING)

    Position:  Story Telling

    Camp Location:  Sonshine

    Job Description:  Read a book to a group of Explorer Campers (K-2nd grade)

    Time Commitment:   varies,  Monday – Friday 11:00a-3:00p.

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    I love to care for the health needs of others! (CAMP MEDICAL ASSISTANCE)

    Position:  Medical Assistance/Nurse

    Camp Location:  Solaris

    Job Description:  Lead Camp Solaris check in health procedures, taking temps, checking for lice, health questionnaire. 

    Time Commitment: 

    • Adventure weeks: Monday 9:00a-11:00a 
    • Journey/Expedition weeks: Sunday 6:00p- 8:00p

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    I’ll take the pic, you say Cheese! (PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY)

    Position:  Amature Photographer/Videographer

    Camp Location:  Solaris

    Job Description:  Take group photos and videos around camp 

    Time Commitment:  varies during camp hours

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    I don’t like bugs or dirt! (OFFICE ASSISTANCE)

    Position:  Birthday Cards

    Location:  Camp Sonshine

    Job Description:  Put already-prepared birthday cards into envelopes and file.

    Time Commitment:   2 hours everyThursday during camp; come anytime between 7:45a-1:00p

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

     

    Position:  Make Go-Kart Licenses 

    Location:  Camp Sonshine

    Job Description:  Cut and laminate go-kart licenses 

    Time Commitment: 2 hours each Tuesday during camp – come anytime between 10:00a- 6:00p

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Position:  Networking & IT Support

    Location:  Camp Sonshine

    Job Description:  Review camp’s network infrastructure, health and scalability.  Advise and assist with ongoing network maintenance, connectivity and network security. 
    Time Commitment:  as needed

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

     

    Position:  Pre-Session Mailing

    Location:  Camp Sonshine

    Job Description:  Assist with mailing that goes out every Thursday morning to registered campers for the next week.

    Time Commitment:  2 hours each Wednesday during camp – come anytime between 12:00p – 4:00p

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Let’s build something fun...a fort maybe?? (CONSTRUCTION)

    Project:  Building new activities and spaces for campers

    Camp Location:  Sonshine

    Job Descriptions:  Help camp’s project manager with…

    • Building a new gaga ball court
    • Finishing new camp store
    • Staining pavillion and barn
    • Activity maintenance
    • Maker Space
    • Create and build a nature playground with a fort

    Time Commitment:  Year-round…whenever and however much you can give.

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

     

    Project:  Building new activities and spaces for campers.

    Camp Location:  Solaris

    Job Descriptions:  Help camp’s project manager with…

    • Bathroom remodeling
    • Building maintenance/improvements
    • Shelves for dorm rooms
    • Shiplap wall in lounge
    • Interior finishes
    • Painting
    • Build/repair low ropes elements
    • Shade area at archery
    • Build deck for campers  
    • Platform for aerial park dismount
    • Volleyball court
    • Build human foosball
    • Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!
    I love free stuff! (DONATIONS OPPORTUNITIES)

    Project:  Donate items not in the budget

    Camp Locations:  Sonshine & Solaris

    Items needed:

    • Booth seating for camp store
    • Commercial upright fridge/freezer
    • Countertops, cupboards for supply storage areas
    • Interior design / remodel
    • Craft supplies – If you’re cleaning out your craft room and making room for new things consider donating your craft supplies to Camp Sonshine. 
    • Old neck ties – these make great blindfolds
    • Shipping container – that we can use to build go-kart storage or other activity area storage. 

    Fill Out Form Below & We’ll Contact You!

    Volunteer Interest Form

    • Give us a little information about how you'd like to serve. If you are not sure, our volunteer coordinator will be glad to answer any questions you may have! Eager to get started? Contact Barb by phone at 402.423.8746 or by email at Trisha@CampSonshineMemories.org