If you have ever considered volunteering at Camp UniStar, now is the time!
Although the camp staff and most volunteers are college-aged and 20-somethings, older volunteers are needed and highly valued by the camp community. You can learn all sorts of new skills, work together with the staff, and enjoy Camp UniStar from an entirely different perspective. Volunteers are put on the weekly staff schedule to assist staff members, for 20 hours per week, in all aspects of camp life: kitchen shifts, clean-up, supply runs on the pontoon boat, and special projects in the maintenance shed. If you have a valid Red Cross lifeguarding certificate, you may get a few shifts on the lifeguard chair!
In addition to providing a service to camp, you will receive a fifty percent discount on your camp fees, and the undying gratitude of the staffies who do the heavy lifting all summer. Most importantly, you gain new expertise, hang out with some fun people, and experience the joy of working together for a really good cause. This is lifelong learning at its best!
To apply to become a member of the Camp UniStar Management Committee, please click here.
If you're interested in volunteering please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2019 Volunteer Positions
Volunteer Maintenance Position
This is a chance to help get things done around camp, develop skills and gather a whole lot of personal satisfaction. Basic requirements are a proven skill in a maintenance area such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. Other helpful talents would be in small engine repair, furniture, glass, screen, fiber glass repair.
Maintenance Volunteer Form (PDF file)
Volunteer Cook/Baker Opportunities
Have you ever peered into the new UniStar kitchen and wondered how you could take an active role in producing the food that feeds 100, and learn new recipes at the same time? We are seeking volunteer cook/bakers who can spend one week during the summer, Sunday through Friday, assisting in the kitchen. Basic requirements are proven cooking or baking talent, ability to work with a young and diverse staff, flexibility, familiarity with food safety practices and a commitment to providing an excellent eating experience for staff and campers.
Download Cook/Baker Volunteer Form (PDF file)
This is a volunteer opportunity for those campers or former staff who enjoy general work around the camp. Duties are delegated from the weekly staff schedule. Generalist volunteers will often work alongside camp staff to complete tasks including; dish washing, close/clean food service, close/clean lodge, prep town run, meal prep and unprep, as well as a variety of general maintenance tasks.
Generalist Volunteer Form (PDF file)
Camp UniStar is offering teens age 16 to 19 the opportunity to be part of our camp community for 2 or 3 weeks as an intern. During your time on the island you will be able to collaborate and work alongside our staff in the UniStar kitchen, Children’s Program, Grounds, and Maintenance for about 30 hours each week.
Internship Form (PDF file)
UniCorps Volunteer Opportunities
For years volunteers have played vital roles in the life of Camp UniStar. Most often we think of the many campers who dedicate themselves to the seven days at work week in early June of each year as they complete amazing tasks in a short time - preparing the grounds and buildings for the summer weeks ahead. Others assist in the kitchen or do repair projects during their camper week. And for more than 50 years a group of dedicated volunteers have served on the Management Committee where they discuss, make decisions, and implement policies, procedures and projects to continually improve camp and camper experiences.
We would like to invite you to join this growing group of campers who make it happen each and every year. Become a member of UniCorps where we can use your multiple talents and/or help you develop those hidden skills. We want to expand the role of camp volunteers through your talents and expertise in the planning, preparation and operation of camp. And we want to suit your talents, interests and availability with your enjoyment and love of Camp UniStar. Your life will be enriched in the process and camp will benefit from your volunteering efforts.
We encourage you to e-mail us about your interests. We are open to new suggestions for volunteering and look forward to hearing from you!