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
Due to COVID-19, Camp Quality has moved its programming online! 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 Northwestern Ontario
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, Boating & Swimming, Teambuilding and more!
Kitchen & Maintainence
Kitchen & Maintenance 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 volunteers help around camp with various projects including general cleaning, fixing, garbage & recycling and more.
CQ Northern 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. Please contact your local Camp Director for more information about COC roles and responsibilities, as well as information about available positions.
Here's a checklist to get started!
- At least 18 years of age
- Able to provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Able to provide 2 character references
- Able to provide proof of immunization status
- Available for an interview
- Able to be a positive member of a volunteer team
Volunteers must attend a mandatory training online or in-person.
How to Apply
CQ Southern Ontario
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What is my role as a Virtual Volunteer?
To be honest, it will look a little bit different for each program and each person as we navigate through this new world of virtual programming. There will be a few different ways
volunteers can participate in a program:
regional Camp Organizing Committee will reach out to you to schedule you into the camp week. This could include leading a campfire song, teaching a dance, facilitating a virtual game or leading an age group breakout session.
Camp Organizing Committee will reach out to you to get you involved with the program planning team for camp week. As a planner it does not mean you have to facilitate the game or activity that you've planned; it means putting together the program plan or instructions.
How do I access the Virtual Programs?
Virtual programs will take place on Zoom. Once you've registered and been approved for a session - the Volunteer Coordinator for your region will send you an email with the appropriate links and schedule to join.
Will I be matched 1:1 for Virtual Programs?
As we try to navigate new camping standards and child protection protocols in the virtual space, our virtual programs will focus will on group connection and community building.
The majority of the virtual programs will take a place as a large group with opportunities for age-groups to go into breakout rooms with Volunteers for a smaller group experience. In these smaller groups you'll have an opportunity to connect with campers you've been previously matched with.
What is the Time Committment for a Virtual Program?
The awesome thing about virtual camp programs is that the time commitment can vary on your availability! A virtual summer camp program will be 5 days in length. You can volunteer everyday or 1 day! 5 hours or 1 hour. The choice is yours. In your Volunteer application, note your availability and your regional Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you.