Update to Prospective Volunteers during the Pandemic
As this pandemic continues to threaten our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person programs until it is safe for all in our community to return. We have also decided that until we are able to return to these in-person programs, we will not be accepting applications for new volunteers. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to continue to check back here for updates.
Get Involved -- You Can Help Make a Difference!
Camp Sunshine staff consists almost entirely of volunteers who donate their time and talent to create unforgettable memories for children with cancer and their families. Our camper's parents place tremendous trust in us to find, select, and train the best individuals to whom they can entrust their children. We do not take our parents' trust lightly.
Hundreds of dedicated volunteers participate in our programs each year. Many return again and again. They help with summer camp, family camp weekends, teen retreats, Camp Sunshine House programs, and special events throughout the year. All of our programs are dependent on a willing community of volunteers. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Camp Sunshine!
Summer Camp Volunteer Information:
Our Summer Camp volunteer application is open from January-March each year. Please submit an application by March 1st to be considered as a potential summer camp volunteer.
Summer Camp Volunteer Job Description
Application Submission Process:
- Download, print, and complete the New Volunteer Application. Please note that the volunteer acceptance process will include a criminal background check.
- Print 3 Personal Reference Forms and give them to the three individuals you list as references on your application. Each reference should return his/her completed form directly to Camp Sunshine as soon as possible.
- Once your completed application form and all three personal reference forms have been received at Camp Sunshine, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview in March.
- All volunteers must meet these minimum immunization requirements: MMR, Td/Tdap within the past 10 years, Varicella, TB questionnaire, Shingles if over 60 years old, and Pneumococcal if over 65 years old.
It is important to understand that if you are selected as a volunteer for Camp Sunshine's Summer Camp, you will be expected to volunteer for an entire session of Summer Camp; each session is 6 days in length and it is an overnight camp. Those accepted as a Summer camp volunteer must attend a volunteer training session in May.
Once you have successfully volunteered at Summer Camp, you are then eligible to volunteer at other Camp Sunshine recreational and house programs throughout the year. Please contact Summer Camp Director at 404-325-7979 if you have any questions about this process.
Non-Summer Camp Volunteer Information:
If you would like to volunteer with Camp Sunshine in another capacity, please read through the Volunteer Job Descriptions below and complete the Non-Summer Camp Volunteer Application.
House Program Volunteer Job Description
Office Volunteer Job Description
Special Event Volunteer Job Description
Non-Summer Camp Application for New Volunteers
Non-Summer Camp Application for Return Volunteers
Sunshine 2U Hospital Volunteer Application
You will need to submit three personal references in order to complete the volunteer application process. You can download the Personal Reference Form and give it to the person who will act as your reference, to be mailed or faxed directly to Camp Sunshine.
Completed applications can be submitted via email, fax to 404-325-7929 or mail it to:
1850 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Once Camp Sunshine receives your application, you will be contacted for an in-person interview with a Program Director. If you are accepted as a Camp Sunshine volunteer, you will be scheduled to attend a volunteer training session.
Corporate/Group Volunteer Information:
Corporate/Group Volunteer Job Description
If you have questions about these job descriptions or Camp Sunshine, please call our office at 404.325.7979. Any of our staff members will be happy to speak with you!