Support Squad Opportunities

Join our Support Squad and help deliver transformative experiences to children with life-altering medical conditions and their families.

When you volunteer with us, you become part of the Camp Korey story: a caring, supportive, and compassionate community working to enrich the lives of campers, families, and guests year-round.   

Support Squad volunteers, like you, play an essential role in our ability to offer Summer Camps, Family Weekends, and Camp to You programs to children living with complex and life-altering medical conditions and their families, completely free of charge.

To make camp magic happen year-round at our Main Campus in Mount Vernon, Camp to You partner hospitals, special events, and at-home volunteer opportunities, we need a diverse mix of skills, experiences, and availability.

Camp Korey

Ready to Get Started?   

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!   

  1. Check out our Volunteer Opportunity Directory to discover current and upcoming opportunities to volunteer here
  2. First-time volunteers, please complete the online registration or inquiry form found within the opportunity listings. Current volunteers can register for opportunities through our volunteer portal here.    
  3. Connect with a volunteer coordinator to review your registration and discuss the next steps!  Our volunteer manager or coordinator will typically respond within 1 to 3 business days depending on the time of year.  

Volunteer Opportunity Directory

Questions? Feel free to drop an email to info@campkorey.org 

Camp Korey

Giving your time and heart to support joy, adventure, and transformational experiences for campers is a rewarding practice and you become a part of the Camp Korey story: a caring, supportive, and compassionate community that comes together to enrich the lives of our children living with life-altering medical conditions and their families.  Some of the key volunteer roles include; 

  • Cabin counselors are responsible for the direct supervision of children in a cabin group partnering with seasonal staff. Counselors provide basic behavioral and psycho-social support to campers, program daily cabin activities, and support unit leaders in the execution of unit programming. 
  • Family Pals are responsible for helping to implement camp programs as well as engaging and supporting camper families. Family Pals are generalists who play many different roles throughout the weekend… including welcoming them “home to camp” and helping the families to get situated and acquainted with their surroundings. Family Pals at different times supervise groups of campers, lead activities and work behind the scenes to help us keep camp on the go. 
  • Activity Team members partner with staff to help to facilitate all activities in their assigned areas. From archery to arts & crafts, these team members keep camp running. Activity counselors also have the important job of ensuring each camper has the support they need throughout activities and help to create a safe and fun environment for everyone!   
  • Kitchen Volunteers support the Chef with food prep, meal setup, dishwashing, and general cleanup to keep everyone fueled for fun! 

Questions? Reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Paige Mackintosh at pmackintosh@campkorey.org. 

Campers come to us with a wide variety of complex and life-altering medical conditions. Conditions we serve range from neurological, solid organ transplant, skeletal dysplasia, genetic disorders, bleeding disorders, gastrointestinal conditions, differences in sex development, or facial differences to name a few.  

 Our Medical Support Squad ensures campers, volunteers, and staff are healthy and safe.  Licensed medical volunteers serve at weekend family camps and weeklong summer programs to provide routine and/or specialized medical care within their scope of practice.  Medical and nursing students are welcome to volunteer as a family pal, cabin counselor, or activity counselor. 

Although not an exclusive list, we are looking for volunteers in these professions for any program we offer.   

  • Physicians (Fellows/Attending)  
  • Nurse Practitioners  
  • Registered Nurses  
  • Pharmacists  
  • Respiratory Therapists  
  • CNA and Nursing Students 

Questions? Reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Paige Mackintosh at pmackintosh@campkorey.org

We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. We need helpers to change lightbulbs, mow the lawn, tend to the garden, mop floors and countless other tasks. If you have a special talent and time, we’d love to hear from you. 

With more than twenty buildings, over 200 acres, and ongoing camps and guests group rentals on site year-round; there’s no shortage of work to do! From housekeeping to serving food, pressure washing to painting, lawnmowing to carpentry and more!  We depend on volunteers to help us create an amazing camper and guest experience year-round.  

Although not an exclusive list, we are looking for volunteers with experience, skills or talents in these areas:  

  • Camper Transport (Trams, Golf Carts, Vans, Bus) 
  • Clean Team/Housekeeping (cleaning camper rooms and activity areas after each event) 
  • Gatehouse Greeters 
  • Pressure Washing and Painting 
  • Culinary Team 
  • Groundskeeping and Lawnmowing 
  • Supply Room Coordinators (keeping activity spaces stocked, clean and organized) 

Questions? Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Scott Rossiter at srossiter@campkorey.org 

The Camp to You (CTY) outreach program is a beacon of joy, adventure, and fun for children and families navigating healthcare settings. Amidst the challenges of medical facilities, where isolation, stress, and uncertainty often prevail, CTY steps in with a mission to instill connection, growth, and empowerment.  

In collaboration with healthcare professionals, our dedicated staff enhances and supports existing programs, focusing on elevating the quality of life for families facing medical challenges. Available year-round, our Camp to You program is offered completely free of charge, firmly believing that the healing power of fun and laughter should be accessible to all. 

Questions? Reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Paige Mackintosh at pmackintosh@campkorey.org

Every year we are joined by volunteer groups from businesses, community organizations, schools, and more who give generously of their time by joining us for one of four Team Volunteer Days. From deep cleaning, to landscaping, to construction projects and more our Team Volunteer Days are a fun-filled way for your team to give back and keep the magic of camp free for kids living with complex medical conditions and their families.  

Dates for our upcoming Team Volunteer Days are found in our opportunity directory. Select a date and submit your registration form using the link provided in the description.

Questions? Reach out to Community Engagement Manager, Nichol Ellis, at nellis@campkorey.org.