Making Rainbow Camp run is a big job, and we appreciate the help we get from all of our amazing volunteers! We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2023 volunteers.
For more details about volunteering at Rainbow Camp, please see our Volunteer Package.
How to Apply:
Community Volunteers and Community Partnerships
Please email our volunteer coordinator, Caitlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Positions at Camp
Program volunteers come to run interactive programming for campers during our choose-your-own-adventure program slots. These are four 45-minute slots spread through the morning and afternoon where campers are able to choose from one of three programs offered at the same time. Each offered program connects to one of our program streams (artistic endeavours, outdoor recreation, and education and activism). This option has an expected time commitment of 1-2 hours each time a program is run (including prep time on-site). Program volunteers are welcome to run multiple programs with us, during the same session or spread through multiple sessions in the summer.
From time to time, we may have specific dates where we are looking for community volunteers to assist with site maintenance tasks. This could include moving camp supplies from storage to our campsite/moving supplies back to storage after camp, building maintenance like painting buildings and cleaning, and helping in the kitchen.
We are always happy to partner with other local organizations for an exchange of services!
Volunteers from outside of our local area are welcome to come and stay on-site for multiple days. This position is a combination of programming and site maintenance tasks as-needed. Multi-day volunteers may be involved in running their own programs, assisting others with their programs, assisting in the kitchen, and cleaning tasks.
Multi-day volunteers typically stay for the duration of a Rainbow Camp session (6 days) but shorter or longer stays can be arranged upon request. The length of stay will be determined based on your availability and the needs of Rainbow Camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteers in June will be helping with getting our physical site ready for campers, including basic maintenance, moving and setting up supplies, and basic cleaning duties.
Volunteers in July and August will get a chance to interact directly with campers through leading programs/guest speaking or helping in the kitchen.
Volunteers in late August will assist with closing down our site for the season, including basic maintenance, cleaning duties, and assisting with moving supplies off-site.
Programmers and multi-day volunteers can apply online through our CampBrain application system. Community volunteers and community partners can email our volunteer coordinator, Caitlin, at email@example.com
There is no set application deadline for volunteer applications, however sooner is always better. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis starting in April 2023.
Applicants will be contacted by email to select a date and time for an interview. Interviews will be conducted by video call using Zoom. Please contact us if you require a different method of communication for accessibility reasons.
Honorariums are available for programmers and multi-day volunteers. Honorariums are not available for community volunteers. Honorarium for community partnerships is typically covered in the partnership agreement. For more details about honorarium scales for each position, please see our Volunteer Package.
Yes! Applicants do not need to live in the Sault Ste. Marie area to volunteer at Rainbow Camp. Applicants who do not live in reasonable travelling distance of Sault Ste. Marie (too far for it to be a day trip) can apply as multi-day volunteers or connect as community partners to stay for multiple days. Travel allowance is available for both circumstances. For more details on travel allowances, please see our Volunteer Package.
Yes! Rainbow Camp does not require volunteers (or staff, or campers) to ‘verify’ 2SLGBTQ+ identity in order to come to camp. We welcome strong allies to our volunteer team, and promote among our camp culture that we are all allies to each other regardless of how we identify.
At this point in time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination from volunteers. However, we encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated for the safety of both staff and campers.
We will continue to work with our local health unit and provincial government regarding COVID restrictions and protocols. We want to recognize that there may be changes to our program structure, capacity and timelines in the upcoming months. We will do our best to keep all applicants informed with any updates if there are any confirmed changes about the upcoming camp season.
Rainbow Camp will have a detailed COVID safety plan which will be emailed to all volunteers prior to June 1. All volunteers will be required to agree to and sign this policy in order to confirm placement.
If you have any further questions that are not answered by our full Volunteer Package, please feel free to contact Mallory Brennan (Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caitlin Plestid (Community Outreach) at email@example.com. You can also reach Mallory on the camp phone at 888-909-2234 ex. 101