Volunteering

It takes a community to create and offer a camp experience and a year-round program. Whether you have an hour, a day, or a week, there are many ways you can share your gifts and passions. We need volunteers to work with children at the week of camp and at our monthly activities, and we also need volunteers to help us create programming, promote our work, and oversee administrative tasks.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Camp Mentor: Interact with our amazing kids during morning, afternoon, or overnight shifts the week of camp.

  • Camp Specialist: Offer 1-3 hours during the week of camp, sharing a skill or talent.

  • Activity Volunteer: Interact with our amazing kids at school-year activities and events.

  • Program Developer: Help us find and create fun things for our Amazing Grace kids to do at camp and/or at monthly gatherings.

  • Amazing Grace Story-Teller: Help us spread the word about Amazing Grace and its work.

  • Recruiter: Help us find kids to join our program, and help us find volunteers to support our work.

  • Fundraiser: Help us find financial support to do our work.

  • Implementer: Help us with behind-the-scenes support.

Download the application

Download the Amazing Grace volunteer application. (You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the application.)

Print the application, fill it out, and mail it to

Amazing Grace of Cape Cod Inc.
P.O. Box 636
Centerville, MA 02632

Inquire about volunteering

Interested in learning more before you volunteer? Contact us, or fill out our online volunteer inquiry form, and we will contact you to talk more about how you might get involved. You can also print and mail a paper volunteer inquiry form.

More about volunteering at camp

We will do our best to match your preferences with the scheduling needs of our children. Our camp director will arrange an interview with each first-time volunteer.

Camp volunteers (mentors and specialists) work directly with our amazing kids, and have a significant impact on the quality of our programs. We hold our camp volunteers to some high expectations, including the following:

  • Commitment to our volunteer covenant.

  • Background checks:

    • Criminal offender Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and

    • Sex Offender Record Information (SORI).

  • Complete a set of modules from Expert Online Training about working with children at camp and maintaining a safe environment for the campers. Log-in information will be sent after your volunteer application has been accepted.

  • Attending volunteer training events:

    • All volunteers: Volunteer Q&A and forum: “Incarceration and Its Impact on Families, Society, and Us”, Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 pm at Sturgis Charter School, West campus, 105 West Main St., Hyannis. (Note change in date and location from previous announcement.)

    • Mandatory for all camp volunteers: Policies, Procedures, and Practices Training followed by dinner for all who will be working onsite at Camp Burgess. Saturday, August 18, 1-8:00 pm; Volunteers are encouraged to spend the Saturday night at Base Camp and help prepare everything for camp on Sunday, August 19, 9 am–noon.

    • Mandatory for all camp volunteers: Meet the Campers and their Caregivers. Volunteers are asked to be present on Sunday, August 19, noon-3pm to start tent identity activities.

For more details view the Camp Mentor job description.