Camp Hope

Camp Hope



Vounteers are an important part of Camp Hope. They provide much needed services during camp week. Volunteer opportunities can be small or large. In all instances, volunteers enjoy being a part of camp with our staff, campers and buddies. Below are several ways to get involved!

Registered Nurse

This is a full time opportunity monitoring the health needs and medications of our campers. The camp nurse resides on-site at camp from Sunday afternoon until Friday afternoon. A private room provided. Volunteers must have a current Illinois nursing license.

Pre-Camp Set Up or Close Up

Volunteers are needed to assist with unloading camp equipment from the storage locker and transporting the camp location. Trucks are provided. The majority of the activity includes moving playground equipment and other camp equipment from the storage facility onto the truck. Also includes assisting with camp set-up. 1 ½ - 3 hr commitment.
Volunteers are needed to assist with camp close up. At camp site on Friday, volunteers are needed to assist with packing and cleaning, 2-3 hour commitment

Camp Activities


Volunteers are needed to coordinate or assist with PE, arts & crafts, music, carnival or other camp activities. Volunteers in this area will have group interaction with campers and buddies. Coordinators should have at least one year of camp experience, first time volunteers are welcome as assistants. 2 ½ hour commitment Monday – Thursday of camp.

Night Time Cabin Chaperone

Volunteer will chaperone the sleeping dormitories while the buddies are excused for camp administrative meetings and brief personal time. The shift runs from 9 pm to midnight. Ideally this volunteer is one of our buddy’s parents, former buddy or camp staff. College age or older is recommended. Volunteers can sign up for just one evening, or multiple evenings. 3 hour commitment

Kitchen Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve and clean up at meal times. Our kitchen is staffed with two permanent volunteers who reside at camp for the week. Volunteers can assist the kitchen staff throughout the day. First time volunteers welcome!

Breakfast 7 am to 10 am
Lunch 11 am to 2 pm
Dinner 3 pm – 7pm

Meal Group

Meal groups are wonderful ways to join with your family or friends to provide a meal during the week. Menus are developed by the kitchen staff and meal groups purchase, prepare and serve the assigned lunch or dinner. This opportunity works well for an organized group such as family, religious or civic organization of 4 to 6 persons. This volunteer opportunity includes the donation of the cost of the meal. First time volunteers are welcome!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact our Camp Director at