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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Opportunities

Youth program volunteers learn leadership through guided program involvement and enhance interpersonal skills while working with individuals of all abilities. Youth program volunteers can volunteer with camp and horse therapy

Leader in Training | Cabin Assistant | Side Walker

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Adult Opportunities

Adult program volunteers engage participants during activities and connecting through conversation. Adult program volunteers can volunteer with camp, horse therapy, and respite.

Cabin Assistant | Side Walker | Weekend Cabin Assistant

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Specialized Opportunities

Specialized volunteers are those looking to support True Friends through projects, utilizing or learning trade skills, and helping maintain a safe and clean environment for participants.

Facilities Volunteer | Hospitality Volunteer

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Group/Family Opportunities

Group volunteer projects are available for established groups wishing to engage in an experience-based service learning or team-building opportunity. Activity group opportunities are available with camp, horse therapy, and respite.

Maintenance Groups | Activity Groups

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Youth Opportunities

Leader in Training

Entry level program for youth with limited or no experience working with people with disabilities. Leaders in training will spend one part of their day with their cabin. The second half of their day will be spent team-building and developing leadership skills.

Typically Ages 14-15

Location: Camp Friendship | Program: Camp

Side Walker

Assist with therapeutic horseback riding lessons and help riders take another stride toward their goals. No horse experience required. Side walkers are responsible for supporting riders physically, emotionally and cognitively during the lesson.

Age 16+

Location: Camp Courage | Program: Horse Therapy

Cabin Assistant

Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities is required. Cabin assistants spend the day with their cabin, engaging in an intentional experiential learning program.

Typically Ages 16-18

Location: Camp Friendship | Program: Camp

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Specialized Opportunities

Facilities Volunteer

Volunteers engage in a variety of tasks ranging from painting, building flower beds, grounds maintenance, and more, depending on the season.

Age 14+ accompanied by an adult or 18+

Location: Camp Courage | Camp Friendship | Camp Eden Wood | Camp Courage North

Hospitality Volunteer

Hospitality volunteers assist kitchen and hospitality staff with meal preparation and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining hall, and buildings on site.

Age 16+

Location: Camp Courage | Camp Friendship | Camp Eden Wood | Camp Courage North

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Group/Family Opportunities

Maintenance Groups

Volunteers engage in a variety of tasks ranging from painting, building flower beds, grounds maintenance, and more, depending on the season.

Age 14+ accompanied by an adult or 18+

Location: Camp Courage | Camp Friendship | Camp Eden Wood | Camp Courage North

Activity Groups

Activity group volunteers lead an activity along with program staff during a camping week or respite weekend. Past activities include arts and crafts, games, science projects and more.

Age 14+ accompanied by an adult or 18+

Location: Camp Courage | Camp Friendship | Camp Eden Wood | Camp Courage North

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Volunteer Contact

We’d love to
hear from you!

Raechell Bayerl
Volunteer Services Coordinator
raechellb@truefriends.org
952.697.2295

Raechell studied Sociology at St. Cloud State University. After college she worked for a non-profit in the St. Cloud area from 2017-2019. Raechell loves serving her community through her work with local non-profits. Her favorite part of working for True Friends has been using her skills to develop the Volunteer Services program. Raechell is excited to work with volunteers, staff, and participants to ensure everyone has a positive experience at True Friends.

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