Volunteer applications will be made available in March of 2024
Volunteers can begin working with us at the age of 14. All volunteers must fill out an application. You will receive a letter in the mail in May which states your assignment.
Camp Rainbow will be held this year at Crowder State Park group camping facility near Trenton, Missouri. Each cabin will house 19 campers and staff, and is the dormitory type, with showers and restrooms in each cabin.
If you have applied for camp already, visit our Accepted Volunteer Page for more information about camp. If you have not received an acceptance letter by June 1st, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp will open Friday, June 16th, with enrollment of the staff at 3pm. All staff members are expected to help set up camp on Friday. A training session will be held on Friday afternoon or evening after we get camp set up. It is important that everyone working at camp attend the training session on Friday evening. We are blessed to be able to offer three sessions to campers again this year! We are so excited that 162 campers will have the opportunity to experience Camp Rainbow! When submitting your application, please mark which session(s) you will be able to work. Preference will be given to those who can work all sessions. We realize that there are some who will help us by filling in one or two sessions only. We are happy to have all of our volunteer staff!
The last session of campers will be released at 10 o'clock Sunday (June 25th) morning. Staff members are expected to help break camp Sunday afternoon, as we must be out of camp by 2:00pm.
You are paid no money, but we do feel that you will benefit greatly. This will be the 63rd year for Camp Rainbow. A great deal of work and tradition of unselfish giving have made it possible.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the application above. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
There are several positions you can volunteer in, and I'm sure we can find the perfect match for your specific gifts and talents! Check out the job descriptions below to better decide where you want to serve.
You get to work with other staff members including a Cabin Leader working with campers on daily living skills, daily activities and being a part of cabin life. You will be assigned 1-2 campers that you will be with at all times and help at each activity.
You get to assist with sports activities in the morning and afternoon. These activities include kickball, basketball, and water games. You will also get to help put on our annual Special Olympic event. When you are not helping with recreation you get to assist your cabin with other activities.
You get to assist with preparing the meals each day, and clean up after each meal. In between meals you will have some free time, and are allowed to help in crafts or recreation. You will reside in staff cabin..
You get to assist the campers in making crafts throughout the day. You will also set up crafts at the beginning of the day and clean up and organize them at the end of the day. When not at crafts, you will assist with cabin life.
You must have a lifeguard certification from a valid organization such as the Red Cross or equivalent to. You will supervise waterfront activities and participate in all camp activities. When you are not swimming, you will assist with campers in your cabin.