Training starts at 5 p.m. June 19
Camp: June 22-26
Training starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 13
Camp: Aug. 14-17
Counselors depart Aug. 17.
2019 Camp To Belong Washington volunteers
Got an hour, a day or a week to give?
You can make a difference in a child's life
Have a heart for foster youth?
Our campers are some of the most resilient, amazing kids we know, and every year, we find ourselves looking forward to the next.
Our all-volunteer staff members come from from every age group and from all walks of life. What they share is a passion for the mission of Camp To Belong: Helping siblings maintain their relationship, grow and create happy memories that have nothing to do with being in foster care.
Each staff member brings his or her own skills, talents and experience to help make the goal a reality.
The CTB WA summer camp staff consists of full-time counselors, nurses, safety officers, administrators and more than 100 day volunteers.
The rest of the year, volunteers can get involved by working on CTB WA’s Sibling Reunite events and fundraising activities..
We are searching for responsible, team-oriented, caring adults –people who can serve as role models and inspire the young people we serve at camps and events.
Ready for an adventure?
CTB WA is waiting for you!
Are you someone who ...
— Enjoys spending time with kids?
— Like being part of a team?
— Is flexible and adaptable?
— Likes creative solutions?
— Likes to laugh?
— Enjoys being outdoors?
— Is 21 or older? (18, if qualified)
— Is a good role model?
— Able to pass a background check?
— Wants to give back
to your community?
What our volunteers say ...
“I came expecting to change a child’s life, but I am the one who is forever changed.” - Rachel
“Every year that I’m here, I have more respect for what these kids go through. I can’t imagine spending my time off anywhere else.” - Sam
“This might be the best kept secret in foster care! In a world where so much heartache exists, it’s really nice to be part of a team that truly wants to do something positive in the lives of kids.” – Anna
“I grew up in the foster care system, separated from my siblings. I wish this camp had been around then. I will be back and I will keep coming back.” - John
What to expect as a fulltime volunteer
Fulltime volunteers staff our camps and live on-site in cabins during camp, where they serve as counselors, nurses, safety officers and administrators.
Can't be fulltime? We need daytime, event and behind-the-scene volunteers during camp and through the year! We love our team!
Becoming part of the CTB WA Family
Volunteer staff members at Camp To Belong Washington become like family to us. We want to encourage, help and support you while you are at camp and stay in touch afterwards. CTB WA relies on its volunteers; our camps and other activities could not happen without you. And year after year, our campers have an amazing experience because our team of volunteers work together to make that happen..
Preparation through training
Our fulltime counselors and other key staff members participate in a mandatory pre-camp training before campers arrive. The training is designed to help volunteers gel into a team and learn about the kids we'll be serving. It’s a great time to connect with veteran staff members. Team-building is crucial, so attendance is not negotiable. Fulltime volunteers are asked to make necessary arrangements to attend.
Counselors sleep in cabins with campers. Typically, three counselors and eight campers are housed in each cabin. with boys and girls separated at night. Other volunteers also are housed in cabins. Our cabins are heated, include bunks with basic mattresses and a bathroom with a shower. Volunteers bring their own bedding, towels and toiletries.
A special diet can be arranged with our host camp if you have special dietary needs.
Volunteers receive an hour and twenty-minute break each day. The time can be used to check email, return a phone call, take a nap, grab a coffee or run errands off-campus.
CTB WA maintains a Facebook page where volunteers can find information about the year's camp themes, join a conversation with fellow volunteers and meet team members before camp. Once we have processed your application, you will be added to the Facebook group.
Have a question about volunteering?