WHAT CAN A CAMP WIL-LO-LINN VOLUNTEER DO?

Camp Wil-Lo-Linn is 100% volunteer organized and directed.  Many people comprise our volunteer staff - camper parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, and people in the community who just want to make a difference in the lives of young people.   Here are some of the jobs that volunteers fill.

UNIT LEADERS:

The most crucial volunteer for camp in the unit leader who spends her/his time at camp working with another until leader and Camp Aides to provide guidance to a group of 12 to 16 Girl Scouts or Tagalongs. Approxibately 60 unit leaders are needed for the camp session.

CORE STAFF:

Camp Wil-Lo-Linn wouldn't take place if it weren't for the dedication of the Camp Director and the primary organizers who are known as the "Core Staff." This key group includes Director(s), Registrar(s), Business Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Camper Aide Coordinator, Cook Shed Staff, Resource Coordinator, Craft Coordinator, Health/Safety Specialist, Hospitality Coordinator, Thursday Night Coordinator and interested volunteers.  They meet on a monthly basis from January through June to make sure everything at camp runs smoothly.  These positions are appointed by the Camp Director.  For more information, please contact campwlldirector@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT:

VOLUNTEERS are expected to be at camp from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer training consists of the following:

  1. Completing mandatory Girl Scout OSW Council Adult Volunteer Online Training: GS101, Volunteer Essentials and Troop Safety.
  2. Reviewing the Wil-Lo-Linn Volunteer Essentials, Emergency Procedures and Cooking Essentials.
  3. Reviewing the Camp Aid page for information on specific unit activities.
  4. Completing the mandatory on-site training scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Wilsonville Memorial Park - River and Forest Shelters, Wilsonville from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Hot coffee and pastries will be provided for morning training session; a full dutch oven meal will be provided for lunch.

On-site training will cover the following topics:

  1. Staff introductions and photo identification.
  2. Roles and responsibilities of adult volunteers.
  3. Camp health, safety, and evacuation policies and procedures.
  4. Camp layout and activity locations.
  5. Volunteer assignments and partnering with your Camp Aide.
  6. Camp schedules and special events.
  7. Specific training for unit leaders including preparation of the cook shed meal and Rainbow Skills
  8. Training for the activity support staff - including training on craft activities. 


What if I have an idea for activities at camp?
We are always looking to introduce our campers to new experiences and one way to do this is for adult volunteers to create and manage or run specialized activity stations for our campers.  Examples in the past include adult volunteers who taught martial arts and self defense to campers during the week, an adult who designed and ran a science station about water, and adults who volunteer for a day to teach specific outdoor survival skills.  If you have a specific skill or hobby that you would like to share with our campers - please contact our camp director (campwlldirector@gmail.com).


Resource Links

Girl Scout Camp Willolinn