The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many ways to support Camp as a volunteer, with opportunities to work directly with children and families at Camp or through other outreach programs, as well as opportunities at events or in our office.  Learn more about onsite residential opportunities or regional day opportunities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Have questions? Let us know.

Onsite Residential Opportunities

Summer Camp Program

Volunteer Cabin Counselors and Residential Chaperones

Our volunteer cabin counselors and residential chaperones work alongside our seasonal summer and full time staff to provide a safe and fulfilling experience to our campers. As part of the cabin team, you will help provide 24-hour supervision to 8-10 campers for a full Camp session. Over the course of a typical day, you will help ensure that campers are making friends and trying new things, engaged and having fun during activity times, and singing and dancing after meals. New volunteers - We are currently at capacity for new female applicants. Male applicantsClick here to apply! Returning volunteers - We have only a limit number of spots left (mostly for male volunteers). Please contact Evan Welsh prior to registering online.

Medical Volunteers - MD and RN

Medical Volunteers work alongside our Medical Staff to provide routine and acute care to our campers. We need licensed physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners, both specialists and general medicine practitioners who can share their medical/clinical expertise with us to create a safe and fun environment. Pediatric experience is preferred. We guarantee this will be a life-changing experience, just as it is for the children who attend Camp. New volunteers - Click here to apply! Returning volunteers - follow this link to register!

Medical Volunteers - Day Nurses

Our nurse volunteers can support our infirmary during the Summer Camp Program outside of our traditional week-long volunteer opportunities. These "Day Nurse" opportunities offer a unique way to join in the summer fun and allow us to provide the routine and acute care that our campers need. If you are a returning nurse volunteer and this sounds good to you, then follow this link to register!

Hero's Journey Volunteers

Our Hero's Journey Program provides an opportunity for our 16 year-old campers to continue participating in our Summer Program, challenge themselves, and learn more about who they are and what they are capable of. As a Hero's Journey volunteer, you will work alongside our seasonal summer and full-time staff to provide a safe and fulfilling experience for our campers. Together, you will bath in the river, cook your own meals, and sleep in our luxurious yurts. Returning Volunteers - follow this link to register!

Fall Weekend Programs

Volunteer Family Pals

Our Family Weekends offer our campers an opportunity to bring their siblings, parents, and caregivers to Camp. Together, they get a chance to bond, unwind, and experience all that Camp has to offer. As a Volunteer Family Pal, you are assigned to a family for the weekend and able to share in the experience. Alongside our amazing crew of returning volunteers, you will work to get to know your family, show them around Camp, and to see that their weekend is as fun and fulfilling as possible.  New volunteers - Check back in May to apply. Returning volunteers - Check back in July to register.

Medical Volunteers

Medical Volunteers work alongside our Medical Staff to provide routine and acute care to our campers. We need licensed physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners, both specialists and general medicine practitioners who can share their medical/clinical expertise with us to create a safe and fun environment. Pediatric experience is preferred. We guarantee this will be a life-changing experience, just as it is for the children who attend Camp. Returning volunteers - check back in July to register.

Weekend Program Team

Our Weekend Program Team (WPT) is a trained subset of our Family Weekend Volunteers. WPT members have the knowledge and experience to see that each weekend's activities are innovative, safe, and fun and they ensure that our participants have the support and guidance needed to experience all that Camp has to offer. If you would like to be a part of our 2017-2018 WPT - Check back in August to register.

Beyond The Gates: Massachusetts

Program Support

Slime Day - April 20 - Boston

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) to assist children and families to enjoy an afternoon of Slime themed activities in the Patient Entertainment Center at Boston Children's Hospital. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a HOP orientation. Register Here!

Event Support

Boston Marathon - April 14-17 - Boston Area

Each year, people from all over the country gather to run the Boston Marathon as a fundraiser for Camp. Come help support these awesome runners! Volunteer opportunities include staffing the Expo info table, registration, hosting a pre-race dinner and cheering on runners at a rockin' cheer zone! Opportunities for all ages. Click here for more info and to sign up!

Ragnar - May 11-14 - South Shore/Cape Cod

Each year, people from all over the country gather to participate in Ragnar-Cape Cod as a fundraiser for Camp. Come help support this awesome event! Volunteer opportunities include staffing Camp info tables, welcoming participants at Camp before/after the race and cheering on runners at multiple rockin' cheer zones! Opportunities for all ages. Click here for more info and to register to help! 

Ragnar Trail New England - June 16-17 - Northfield

We have a dedicated group of runners participating in Ragnar Trail New England as a fundraiser for Camp. Come help support these awesome runners! Volunteer opportunities include staffing Camp info tables, cheering and helping at the screen printing station! Overnight campsite is available for volunteers wishing to select multiple opportunities. These volunteer opportunities are for ages 16 and up. Click here for more info and to register!

Ongoing Support

Street Teams - various locations throughout MA

Assist our fundraising team to distribute flyers and Camp materials to advertise our 2017 athletic events! Click here to let us know you want to join the fun in your area!

Beyond the Gates: Rhode Island

Program Support

Hasbro Family Game Night - April 27 - Pawtucket

Volunteer with the CampOut program to assist children and their families to experience an evening of fun-filled games at Hasbro! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended a CampOut orientation. Register Here!

Beyond The Gates: Connecticut

Parent/Caregiver Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Project Day - April 25 - New Haven

Come connect with other Camper Parents/Caregivers while helping to write some thank you notes! This volunteer opportunity is only open to Parents/Caregivers of current/former HITW campers. Click here for more info and to register!

Event Support

Fore a Very Good Cause Golf Tournament - May 8 - Fairfield

The "Fore a Very Good Cause" event is Camp's signature golf tournament. Taking place at the Country Club of Fairfield, this event features a gourmet brunch, putting contest, round of golf, evening dinner reception and auction. Volunteer opportunities include registration assistance, auction help, assisting with the putting contest, and more! Register Here!

Ragnar-Cape Cod - May 11, 13, 14 - Ashford

Each year, people from all over the country gather to participate in Ragnar-Cape Cod as a fundraiser for Camp. Come help support this awesome event! Volunteer opportunities include staffing Camp info tables, welcoming participants at Camp before/after the race and cheering on runners at multiple rockin' cheer zones!  Click here for more info and to register to help! 

Polo for Children - June 3-4 - Greenwich

Join us for an exciting, inspiring family-friendly day at the polo grounds! Event includes silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, gourmet luncheon, kid's activities and a high goal polo match. Volunteer opportunities include setting up, registration assistance, auction assistance and kids' tent support. Register here!

Travelers Championship - June 21-25 - Cromwell

As one of the charity beneficiaries of the Travelers Championship, Camp staffs a family-friendly tent in the FanZone and provides Hole Marshals out on Hole 7. Full and half day opportunities for the FanZone and Hole Marshals are available each day. These volunteer opportunities are for ages 16 and older. Click here for more information and to register to help!

Fairfield Road Races - June 24-25 - Fairfield area

The historic Fairfield Road Races wind through gorgeous Fairfield County back roads finishing with live music at Jennings Beach. Come help support our awesome runners as they fundraise for Camp! Volunteer opportunities include staffing Camp info tables, handing out water, and cheering on runners! Opportunities for all ages. Click here to register!

Ongoing Support

Office Support - New Haven

Assist our New Haven office with mailings, projects, thank you cards, phone coverage, filing and more to support the fundraising efforts that underwrite Camp's programming! Register now!

Office Support - Ashford

Assist our Ashford office with mailings, phone coverage, projects and more to support the Camp programs! Register now!

Massage Therapists

Are you a certified Massage Therapist that is interested in volunteering your time at Camp programs or events throughout the year?! Click here to let us know you want to join the fun!

Street Teams - various locations throughout CT

Assist our fundraising team to distribute flyers and Camp materials to advertise our 2017 athletic events! Click here to let us know you want to join the fun in your area!

Beyond the Gates: New York

Program Support

NY Kids Club - April 22 - Manhattan

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun engaging with campers and families at a NY Kids Club location! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a CampOut orientation. Register Here!

Ongoing Support

Street Teams - various locations throughout NYC

Assist our fundraising team to distribute flyers and Camp materials to advertise our 2017 athletic events! Click here to let us know you want to join the fun in your area!

Beyond the Gates: New Jersey

Program Support

Turtle Back Zoo - June 10 - West Orange

Volunteer with the CampOut program to assist campers and families to enjoy a day of animal themed fun! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a CampOut Orientation. Register Here!

Ongoing Support

Street Teams - various locations throughout NJ

Assist our fundraising team to distribute flyers and Camp materials to advertise our 2017 athletic events! Click here to let us know you want to join the fun in your area!

Beyond the Gates: Pennsylvania

Program Support

Franklin Square Picnic - May 20 - Philadelphia

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun engaging with campers and families through crafts and games at Franklin Square including the playground, carousel and mini golf! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a CampOut orientation. Register Here!

Camp Week @ CHOP - July 16-21 - Philadelphia

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Hospital Outreach Program is set to take over the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a week of Camp fun! We have many opportunities to help support the various programs throughout the week. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Programs, been through a HOP orientation or be an existing CHOP volunteer. Click here for more info and to register to help!