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Program VOLUNTEERS

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Learn more about the volunteer experience below. Or get started with your application now.

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!

- Catherine

Camp Volunteer Roles
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Virtual Volunteer

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.

Companions &

Super Companions

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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.

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CQ Eastern Ontario

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Activity Leader

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.

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CQ Northern Ontario

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CQ Alberta

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
  • Available for an interview 
  • Able to be a positive member of a volunteer team

Volunteers must attend a mandatory training online.

How to Apply

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You've got Q's? We've got Ehs!

What is my role as a Virtual Volunteer?


It will look a little bit different for each program and each person in our virtual programs. There will be a couple different ways volunteers can participate in a program: Program Volunteer Participant: This means that you would join the virtual program similar to a camper or their family. As a participant volunteer you will play along with games, sing songs, and encourage and cheer on campers as they engage in the program. In this role you show up ready for fun, the Camp Organizing Committee will have the program prepared and members of their team will lead the program. Program Volunteer Activity or Group Leader: For this role, you've indicated in your CampDoc application that you are interested in facilitating or leading a camp program. In this case, a member of your 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. For more information on roles specific to your regional contact your regional Volunteer Coordinator or email us at info@campquality.org




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?


Our 2021 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 may have an opportunity to connect with campers you have 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.




Will there be Training?


Yes, once you have be accepted to camp your regional Volunteer Coordinator will provide you with information on our mandatory online training. Training can be done at your own pace in an online training portal and must be complete before participating in virtual programs.




Do I need a Background Check?


New Volunteers are required to submit a CRC-VSS to be eligible for Virtual Programs. Returning Volunteers Must submit a CRC-VSS every 3 years and must digitally sign a Disclosure Statement in the CampDoc Application.




What is a Typical Day like?


Click here to see a typical day at virtual camp!