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

Spring 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 for Fall opportunities. Returning volunteers - follow this link to sign up!

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 - follow this link to sign up!

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 are a part of our 2016-2017 WPT, follow this link to register!

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 - Click here to apply! Returning volunteers - follow this link to register!

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. New Volunteers - Click here to apply! Returning Volunteers - follow this link to register!

Beyond The Gates: Massachusetts

Program Support

CampOut Bowling - February 19 - Boston

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun engaging with campers and families while they bowl! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer or Weekend Program. Click here to register!

HOP Drive-in Movie - February 23 - Boston

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) to assist children and families to enjoy an afternoon drive-in movie and car themed activities in the Patient Entertainment Center at Boston Children's Hospitlal. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer or Weekend Program. Click here to register!

Bob Ross Day - March 23 - Boston

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) to assist children and families to enjoy an afternoon of painting and Bob Ross themed activities in the Patient Entertainment Center at Boston Children's Hospitlal (no art ability required, just your sense of humor). Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer or Weekend Program. Click here to register! 

Event Support

Beantown Bash - April 8 - Boston 

Support The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at the 23rd Annual Beantown Bash as we transform Boston Children’s Museum into a spring spectacular! This fundraising benefit will feature fun for the whole family including live entertainment, exhibits, arts & crafts, a dinner buffet and more! Volunteers will assist with welcoming and directing guests, distributing program books, monitoring the silent auction and exhibits and facilitating arts & crafts. This event is open to volunteers who are 18 years of age and older. Click here for more info and to register!

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! 

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

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this area.

Beyond The Gates: Connecticut

Program Support

CampOut Bowling- February 20 - East Hartford

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun engaging with campers and families while they bowl! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer or Weekend Program. Click here to register!

Everybody's Birthday! March 19 - Bristol

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun engaging with campers and families while having a birthday party for everyone at the Carousel Museum! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a CampOut orientation. Click here to register!

Parent/Caregiver Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Project Day - February 23 - Ashford

Come connect with other Camper Parents/Caregivers while helping to organize some of Camp's storage areas! This volunteer opportunity is only open to Parents/Caregivers of current/former HITW campers. Click here for more info and to register!

Event Support

Bandit Round Up - March 26 - Ashford

Support Camp's Bandit Round Up Event, our annual day to say thank you to friends and supporters of Camp with a ‘hole’ day of activities including a light lunch, self-guided tours and a special presentation featuring a camper family. Volunteers will assist with hosting tour stops, parking, camp store, registration and more! This event is open to volunteers who are 18 years of age and older. Click here to Register!

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! 

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

Montefiore Camp Day - March 2 - Bronx

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) to assist children and families to enjoy an afternoon of Camp themed activities (slime, duct tape, button making) in the Lobby at Children's Hospital of Montefiore! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or been through a HOP orientation. Register here!

CampOut Art Day - March 31 - Queens

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of fun, engaging with campers and families while they connect through art at "A Sprinkle of 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 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

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: Pennsylvania

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this area, but check back in March for Camp Week @ CHOP opportunities!

Beyond the Gates: New Hampshire

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this area.