Volunteering at Camp Quality
There are lots of different ways to get involved in the CQ camp magic! Check them out below!
I'm always looking to volunteer in and around my community when I can. It gives me a purpose and there's nothing I like more than to help others. The fact that I was able to volunteer for a full week at camp with a bunch of children and other adults; all while having fun outdoors seemed too good to be true. I couldn't miss out on this opportunity!
Camp Volunteer Roles
Virtual Volunteers help bring the magic of camp to our campers over Zoom. Volunteers participate with campers as we play games, sings songs and connect! To learn more about the virtual volunteer role read the FAQ below.
The Companions and Super Companions are responsible for the day-to-day care of the campers.
Companions are matched one-to-one with a camper and are given the responsibility for that child during the week.
Super Companions are tasked with supporting the Companions during the week. They hop in to cover breaks for companions, spending time with many campers through the camp week.
CQ Eastern Ontario
Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and facilitating camp activities through the day and evening - they keep the time, set the energy and provide a safe and fun learning environment. Activity areas vary by camp but could include: Archery, Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games and more!
CQ Northwestern Ontario
Support Positions: Kitchen, Maintenance & Cleaning
Kitchen, Maintenance & Cleaning volunteer positions vary by camp. Kitchen volunteers work extremely hard keeping our bellies full (grilled cheese anyone?) and make sure that each one of our participants dietary needs are met. Maintenance & Cleaning volunteers help around camp with various projects including general cleaning, fixing, garbage & recycling and more.
CQ Northern Ontario
CQ Northern Ontario
Lifeguards keep us safe at the waterfront! Whether we're swimming, boating or fishing, they ensure that safety is a top priority. Lifeguards at Camp Quality have an NL certification.
*Lifeguard positions are only available in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Eastern Ontario.
Camp Organizing Committee
The Camp Organizing Committee (COC) works diligently year-round to make camp week happen. In addition to organizing the summer programs, these dedicated volunteers plan family fun days and reunions. To view open Camp Organizing Committee positions, please click here.
Here's an eligibility checklist to get started!
- At least 18 years of age
- Able to provide 2 character references
- Available for an interview
- Able to be a positive member of a volunteer team
Applicants will be notified by their Regional Volunteer Coordinator if they are confirmed for camp. Successful applicants will need to provide proof of:
A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination(s) & immunizations.
- Completion of tuberculosis (TB) test.
Volunteers must attend a mandatory training.
How to Apply
CQ Southern Ontario
Each regional team will process volunteer applications once an applicant has completed their application form to 100%. Applicants who have successfully completed their forms will be invited to participate in an interview. References will be checked for all applicants completing an interview.
Once a volunteer has received confirmation of their role for the summer program, they will be required to provide further information to Camp Quality including:
A clear and current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)
Health Forms including immunizations
Two-step tuberculosis (TB) test.
Due to COVID-19, interviews are happening virtually. Upon successful completion of an application, you'll receive an invite to interview. You can expect to meet with two interviewers, who are either experience volunteers from our Camp Organizing Committees or Camp Quality Canada staff.
The interviews are designed to help us to get to know each other better. The actual interview may include the following: introductions, more traditional Q&A and maybe even some problem solving or role-play situations.
Please know we have created this process to enable us to select the best applicants to work with our campers and not to intimidate potential volunteers. We invite you to relax and, more importantly, be yourself.
Camp Quality is committed to providing volunteers with quality training programs to set them up for success at camp as well as in their lives outside of camp. You’ll learn how to problem-solve, team-build, sing and and support our campers to have an amazing camp experience!
Training will include but is not limited to the following sessions: Policies & Procedures, Cancer 101, Intentional & Inclusive Programming, Diversity & Inclusion, Positive Companion Relationships and Region Specific Camp Culture .