Volunteer at Camp Civitan! (Youth ages 13-17) New and returning volunteers are needed throughout the summer months at Camp Civitan. Returning volunteers are also needed for weekend camps throughout the remainder of the year, September to April.
Volunteering with Camp Civitan is more than an opportunity to complete community service hours, it’s a chance to serve children and adults with developmental disabilities and have a life-changing experience.
Volunteers help with the full Camp Civitan experience: attending day trips to lakes and local attractions including Bearizona, participating in daily activities, singing camp songs around the campfire, and more! They spend a full week at camp (8 days and 7 nights), food and dorm accommodations included, getting to know our campers, sharing their talents and skills, and making lifelong memories and friends.
Volunteers also help with several tasks that enhance our camp operations and our campers’ experience. These tasks include but are not limited to interacting and befriending our campers, taking on leadership roles, setting a positive example, helping in the kitchen, preparing for and participating in camp activities and events, assisting our staff members, and having a great time!
Volunteers are essential to Camp Civitan – they foster enthusiasm, encourage participation, increase the efficiency of camp operations, and add to our campers’ overall experience. They also become some of our campers’ best friends and gain a greater understanding about individuals with disabilities.
Prior to volunteering at camp, you will be required to attend an orientation and complete the training necessary to receive a food-handlers card. You can also be CPR/First Aid and Article 9 certified. These trainings will all be provided at no cost to you.
"The highest reward for a person's work is not what they get for it, but what they become of it." - John Ruskin, poet
Civitan Foundation, Inc. invites its volunteers and employees to apply for one of four $500 Higher-Education Scholarships.
To be Eligible to Apply:
• You must be a graduating high school senior who volunteered during 2021; or
• Be currently employed or have worked during the 2021 Summer Camp Season.
To be considered, your completed and signed application must be submitted to Civitan by November 1, 2021. Winners and awards will be presented on December 15, 2021.
The application must be accompanied by:
• An essay discussing your time with Civitan and how it impacted you, along with an idea for a new program based on your experience with Civitan and people with developmental disabilities. This essay should be 1000 words or less, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font.
• Your resume.