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"10 out of 10 - the best volunteers and staff.  Everyone is so kind and interesting. The campers are amazing and so resilient."   - Camp Erin Boston Volunteer

Welcome Volunteers!

The 2020 Camp Erin Boston Volunteer Application will be available in January, 2020. Please check back then!



VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

                

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Be high school graduates.

  • Have reliable transportation to and from all required events.

  • Complete a background check  (CORI & SORI).

  • Have necessary immunizations.

  • Complete a 30 min. interview.

  • Complete a 4 hour volunteer training session (new volunteers only).

After you submit your application below you will be contacted to sign up for a training.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Big Buddies (60 positions): Work one-on-one with an assigned camper. Onsite for Ice Cream Social (July 21, 2019), entire Camp Weekend (AUGUST 16-18, 2019)  and Camp Reunion  (Mid-October).

Cabin Buddies (10 positions): are assigned a specific cabin.  Introduces and assists with cabin activities, relieves Big Buddies at their break times, conducts bedtime activities (reads stories, directs calming activities), available as general support during Camp Weekend.  Onsite for Ice Cream Social (July 21, 2019), entire Camp Weekend (AUGUST 16-18, 2019) and Camp Reunion  (Mid-October).

Grief Counselors (10 positions): are typically Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, RNs, Psychologists, etc. – they facilitate activities and provide bereavement support to all the campers and volunteers. Onsite for Ice Cream Social (July 21, 2019), entire Camp Weekend (AUGUST 16-18, 2019) and Camp Reunion  (Mid-October).

Photographers (2 positions): Required at ALL events, and edit photographs, upload photographs, and create slideshows. Onsite for Ice Cream Social (July 21, 2019), entire Camp Weekend (AUGUST 16-18, 2019) and Camp Reunion  (Mid-October).

Singers (2 positions): Required on Saturday of Camp Weekend (August 17, 2019) at Camp Avoda in Middleboro, MA to learn, rehearse, and perform remembrance song during Saturday evening luminary ceremony.

On-Site Support Volunteers (10 positions):  provide onsite support to Camp Erin.  May lead activities, assist with coverage for Buddies' breaks, run errands or provide help and support to Camp Staff.  Certified lifeguards needed! Onsite for Ice Cream Social (July 21, 2019), entire Camp Weekend (AUGUST 16-18, 2019) and Camp Reunion  (Mid-October).

Off-Site Support Volunteers Assist at different times of the year with donations, office work, securing supplies, mailings, etc.

Certified Therapy Animals - Bring certified animal to Camp Avoda in Middleboro, MA on the Saturday or Sunday of camp for a few hours. Must complete interview and CORI check.

 

Support Volunteers may also assist at different Camp Erin events such as:
Ice Cream Social, Reunion, Trainings, securing in-kind donations, etc.