Volunteer at Camp

Sonoma Day Camp is 100% volunteer run!!!

We are looking for exceptional, fun-loving adults to staff our camp. To become a Sonoma Day Camp volunteer you must be at least 18 years old, enjoy working with children and like being out-of-doors. We will train you and provide all the information you need to become an effective staff member.

Required Forms for Adult Volunteers
SDC 2015 ADULT VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Available Jobs (click on the link to download full job description)

UNIT LEADER – FULL TIME VOLUNTEER
UNIT STAFF – PART TIME VOLUNTEER

Dads, uncles and grandparents are always welcome at Camp as part of our staff.

Program Staff
ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR
ARTS CRAFTS DIRECTOR
KITCHEN MANAGER

At-home Volunteer
FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR
BUSINESS MANAGER

Campers of staff receive a $20 discount on their campers’ fees for each full day worked.

Additionally, a boy (age 6-11) and pixie (age 3-5 that must be potty trained) unit is available for a reduced fee to children of full-time adult volunteers.

Volunteer Training Schedule:
In order for our program to be successful it is important that the team of volunteer adults are well trained and excited about our summer program. We have created a fun and quick schedule of 4 different training nights that will be critical for you to participate in.  If you miss any of the below trainings, please see the schedule for options to make them up.  Childcare can be provided FREE of charge if you make arrangements with us in advance.

SESSION #1:  Online Training, see presentation here: http://prezi.com/tg1oonepsdse/girl-scout-day-camp-volunteer-training/

SESSION #2:  THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND,  6-8PM, Location TBD (Mandatory for all new volunteers)

SESSION #3:  THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD, 6-8PM,  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

SESSION #4:  FRIDAY, MAY 15TH 6-8PM (Mandatory for all unit leaders and CIT’s)., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

SESSION #4:  Saturday, June 13, 2014 from 9am-3pm – Location Dunbar School, Glen Ellen  (this training is mandatory)

Have a question??? Visit the Volunteer FAQ section under the Questions Tab on the main menu to see if we answered it there.  If it was not answered there – then please call the Sonoma Day Camp Crew at our voicemail line 707-205-1233 and we’ll call you back within 48 hours. Or for quicker response – email us your question at SonomaGSDayCamp@gmail.com

Arts & Crafts volunteers having fun with tie-dye t-shirts.

Volunteers are an integral part of Sonoma Day Camp. Volunteers work all year long to plan, organize and develop program for camp. Volunteers are needed the week of camp to work in the units with campers and with Program staff to make everything run smoothly. Your involvement is necessary to keep Sonoma Day Camp alive. We hope that the majority of our volunteers will return year after year. We always have room for more and would love to have you join us at camp.

Did you know……that when you volunteer as a full-time unit leader, you allow up to 8 campers to be removed from the waiting list and come to camp?

We need help in all of our units. Helping the girls acclimate to camp life, get ready for program, making sure they make new friends, learn new skills and build confidence and character is the job of all of our adults in the units.

We need volunteers to help set-up, clean-up, be on the first aid staff, run special programs (archery, crafts, cooking) and even do important at home jobs that will make our camp run smoothly. No experience needed!!!

Our volunteers are a little crazy, but we have lots of fun!

Volunteering at camp is one of the most fulfilling and satisfying experiences you can have as a volunteer. Directly or indirectly, you are having a positive impact on the lives of young girls. Instilling in them Courage, Confidence and Character so that they can go on to Make the World a Better Place. If you attended camp in your childhood, you will no doubt have many positive memories.

Spending time at camp can be a wonderful way to re-energize yourself. You will be spending time in a wonderful natural setting, away from the “real world”, with a group of kids who are there to have fun and enjoy life.

All volunteers are provided with our Staff Training Manual, full of ideas and information on best practices for a successful day camp.  Note that this document is password protected.  Please contact our Camp Admin Staff for the password
Sonoma GS Day Camp Staff Training Manual