Volunteer

Summer 2016 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.
 
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.
 
Generalist Volunteer
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.
 
Teen Internship
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.
 
Once you have read the sub-committee descriptions below, 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!
 

Sub-committee Descriptions

Development sub-committee is responsible for raising funds for on-going camp operations and improvements.
 
Finance sub-committee oversees the financial health of camp. Included is the development of an annual budget as well as procuring adequate insurance coverage.
 
Food Service sub-committee works in conjunction with the Food Service Director and the Camp Director to ensure the smooth and successful operation of all food service activities.
 
Health, Safety & Environment sub-committee assures the health and safety of campers and staff through proper food service and camp procedures.
 
History & Archives sub-committee gathers, maintains and archives documents, photos and other items that provide an historical perspective of camp.
 
Marketing & Communications sub-committee coordinates communications through newsletters and program brochures as well as the website. Also included is planning for the annual camper reunion and celebration.
 
Personnel & Volunteers sub-committee is responsible for all aspects of selection, training, support, and evaluation of camp staff as well as creating and implementing policies. They also develop and manage volunteer opportunities for camp, including Management Committee and UniCorps.
 
Program & Registration sub-committee selects quality weekly adult programming based upon camper suggestions as well as current events of interest. They also oversee the camper registration process.
 
Property & Accommodations sub-committee repairs and maintains the existing infra-structure of buildings and grounds and oversees any new construction, and orginizes Work Week each summer. They also furnish, stock and maintain the general housekeeping of the lodge, cabin and staff facilities - making decisions on materials for camper rooms, lodge, staff and dining areas.
 
Waterfront sub-committee repairs and maintains all watercraft, the dock and the swimming/boating areas. They are also responsible for coordinating camper transportation by water to camp as well as compliance with federal and state regulations. They make decisions on the purchase of new water craft.
 
Youth Week sub-committee is responsible for the youth programming at camp including registration, selection of youth leaders and counselors, daily activities, transportation to and from camp.
 

If you're interested in volunteering please e-mail info@campunistar.org