The Painted Turtle relies on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers every year to accomplish our mission. Each year, more than 800 volunteers donate an impressive 35,000 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 2019 Sessions. All new and returning volunteers may apply for 2019 sessions by completing an online application. We accept applications on a rolling basis and we recommend applying as far in advance of the session(s) you wish to attend. Please note that the deadline for all requirements is two weeks prior to a family weekend or four weeks prior to a summer session.

New Volunteers: Click Apply Now for more information and to access the application. In addition to the application, all first-time volunteers must complete a brief phone interview, three completed reference checks, medical requirements, and a background check if accepted to participate.

Returning Volunteers: If you are a returning volunteer and have not created a Campsite account, please do so here. If you are a returning volunteer with a Campsite account, please follow this checklist to confirm your application process for the new season you wish to apply for.

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

Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Apply Now (Summer Staff & Volunteers) 

2019 Volunteer Calendar

Youth Volunteers (Under 19)

Volunteer FAQs

Office Helpers

Volunteer Testimonials

Questions about volunteer opportunities?
Please email Kylie Sedgwick, at kylies@thepaintedturtle.org.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!