The Painted Turtle relies on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers every year to accomplish our mission. Each year, more than 500 volunteers donate an impressive 30,000 hours to make the magic of The Painted Turtle a reality. When you volunteer with us, you become a part of The Painted Turtle family: a caring, supportive, and compassionate community that comes together to make a difference in the lives of our deserving campers.

Beyond the laughter and play volunteers bring to camp, the impact they make on our campers and families lasts long after they leave the gates of The Painted Turtle. Our volunteers often comment that camp deeply touches their own lives as well.

The Painted Turtle is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Sessions. All new and returning volunteers may apply for 2018 sessions by completing an online application. Click Apply Now for more information and to access the application.

We accept applications on a rolling basis and we recommend applying as far in advance of the session(s) you wish to attend. In addition to the application, all first-time volunteers must complete a brief phone interview, reference checks, medical requirements, and a background check if accepted to participate.

Check out the links below for more helpful information about our volunteer program:

Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Apply Now (Summer Staff & Volunteers) 

2018 Volunteer Calendar

Youth Volunteers (Under 19)

Volunteer FAQs

Office Helpers

Volunteer Testimonials

Questions about volunteer opportunities?
Please email Amanda Wesley, at amandaw@thepaintedturtle.org.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!