Volunteer Requirements & Application Process

Every year, we recruit volunteers who see eye to eye with our mission, who are trustworthy and creative, and who are comfortable wearing lots of hats.

Additional Information For Volunteers

We’re looking for individuals strong in character, personality and integrity, those who are mature and responsible, and people who like working as part of a team.

It takes a lot to be a great counselor, but if you have the heart and soul for it, we can teach you the technical parts. Yes, we are looking for people who are willing to learn!

Speaking of learning, many of our applicants are in college or grad school (and if they’re not currently, they may have been at one time). So, we’ll just say it now: You are so much more than your GPA. We don’t care about your grades and we don’t require applicants to have studied specific fields or have specific majors. What we’re looking for are hard-working individuals who have the passion for making someone’s life better and who want to be involved in something greater than the sum of its parts.

You should know that we ask a lot of our volunteers. But, the folks selected to work with us are such hard-working people that they end up giving us and their campers way more than we ask. So, if you’re motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic, we want to hear from you! 

Camp Promise 2022 Dates & Locations

These locations and dates are subject to change each year.

  • Camp Promise – West (Washington): June 19 – June 24, 2022
  • Camp Promise – Rockies (Colorado): July 25 – July 29, 2022
  • Camp Promise – Arizona Retreat (18 years and older): July 27 – July 31, 2022
  • Camp Promise – Ohio Retreat (18 years and older): August 10- August 14, 2022
  • Camp Promise – East (Pennsylvania): August 15 – August 20, 2022

Overnight Camp Volunteer Application Process

The goal of our application process is to get to know the personality and skills of our volunteers so we can match them with a camper or position that will be a good fit. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.


  1. Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of your camp session.
  2. Complete an application and meet all posted deadlines.
  3. Understand and accept the Camp Promise mission and Participation Agreement (found in your application).
  4. For counselors and Unit Leaders, attend the entire length of the camp session.
  5. Attend staff orientation held the day before campers arrive (mandatory for both new AND returning volunteers).

Step 1: Online Application

All applicants, including returning volunteers, must complete an online application. As part of this online application, you will be asked to upload the following:

  • Current photo
  • Signed waivers
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Copy of your health insurance card(s) (front & back)

Online application due date: Not required at this time.

Step 2: Interview With Our Leadership Team

All applicants, including returning volunteers, must complete an interview each year. Once your online application is complete, it will be reviewed by our team. Prior to the completion of your application, you will be directed to set up an interview with Camp Promise leadership. 

Volunteer interviews are conducted via video chat for new applicants and by telephone for returning volunteers.

Step 3: Offer Packet

Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been accepted, waitlisted, or declined. A new form (titled Offer Packet) will be added to accepted applicant’s online application and will contain additional information about volunteering at Camp Promise. Final hiring is contingent upon successful completion of background and reference checks. Accepted applicants will have seven (7) days from receiving notification of their acceptance to complete the following:

  • Complete your Background Check Authorization Form
  • Complete your Camp Promise Participation Agreement

Step 4: Medical Documents

Final hiring is also contingent upon submission of your medical documents. These forms are required from all new volunteers and they are good for two years. If you are a returning applicant who submitted these forms last year, please notify our office and we will look up your medical documents from last year.

  • Medical Form signed by the volunteer’s doctor

  • Copy of volunteer’s immunization records

Medical documents due date: May 16, 2022 (@ midnight PST)

Step 5: Welcome Packet

All accepted volunteer will be notified via email and will receive the following to help them prepare for camp:

  • Staff handbook
  • List of theme days
  • Directions to camp
  • Suggested packing list

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