Youth Development & Leadership Volunteer Opportunities
For adventure, friendship, growth and great fun, join the nationally recognized Youth Development & Leadership Volunteering program at True Friends.
True Friends Youth Development & Leadership volunteering offers teens ages 14+ a unique and well-rounded program. Through volunteering with Camp Friendship’s summer camp, teens are engaged in activities that lead to personal growth, self-discovery and leadership development.
Summer 2019 begins June 15 and runs weekly through August 9. Application opens in January. Spots will fill by June, so sign-up early! Availability not guaranteed for applicants after July 1.
Teens work directly with the True Friends’ trained staff assisting participants in a diverse range of camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, music, nature study, sliding, rock-climbing and so much more. Teens who share their time with our agency tell us it’s the experience of a lifetime!
Leaders-in-Training (LIT) – Tier One Volunteering
Ages 14 – 17 approx 20 positions per week
This program is designed as an entry level program for youth with limited or no experience working with people with disabilities. LITs spend one part of their day assisting their cabin group and the other part with other LITs building the team, developing their leadership ability and learning more about the community we serve.
Cabin Assistants (CA) – Tier Two Volunteering
Ages 17 + approx 10 positions per week
CAs are should have significant prior experience working with people with disabilities before volunteering with us. CAs spend the day with their cabin group engaged in various camp activities and programs guided by camp leadership. Through self-directed reflection and volunteer community support, CAs continue to develop the leadership and personal skills.
The donation of time, energy and passion empower True Friends to provide this incredible experience at no cost to volunteers. Food and lodging will also be provided at no additional charge. Comprehensive training provided. For the safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers, individuals ages 17+ must pass a DHS and national background check before on-boarding.