Frequently Asked Volunteer Questions
Q: Where do volunteers stay?
A: Volunteers supervise and sleep overnight in the cabins with 6–16 campers with at least one Camp Bob counselor. All cabins have a semi-private living space and a private bathroom for adults.
Q: In what kinds of activities do volunteers participate?
A: Volunteers play an active role in all camp activities. Volunteers should be prepared to supervise and mentor campers and to oversee unstructured time, while Camp Bob counselors lead the camp activities. Most importantly, volunteers are enthusiastic participants. Campers want to participate when they see their volunteer counselors having fun!
Q: Do volunteers receive special training?
A: All volunteers participate in an orientation upon their arrival at Camp Bob. Sponsoring organizations may provide additional pre-camp training for volunteers. Volunteers should read the volunteer manual (available under Volunteer Requirements) for more information.
Q: What is expected of volunteers during camp?
A: Volunteers remain at camp for the entire session and follow all Camp Bob policies. Volunteers offer support to counselors and campers by assisting with group control, providing a physically and emotionally safe environment, communicating specific needs, reinforcing camp rules and being enthusiastic. We rely on volunteers to build a caring community in the cabins so campers bring continued support home to their communities.
Q: What will camp be like?
A: Volunteering at Camp Bob is a deeply rewarding experience. It is hard work and can be tiring. Volunteers should be ready to lead games in down time, comfort campers missing home, mediate conflict and share in the excitement for a full week of camp.
Q: My child is coming to camp, can I be a volunteer?
A: If a parent is selected by our sponsoring organizations as a volunteer, they will not be in a cabin assigned with their child. We want each child to grow and experience camp as the other campers do.