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

Fall Weekend Programs

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 - Click here to apply on our portal (click not a member to start, then go to apply as new)We will be processing applications until 10/1.  Returning volunteers -  Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then go to register as a returning volunteer). 

Medical Team

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 on our portal (click not a member to start, then go to apply as new) Returning volunteers -  Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then go to register as a returning volunteer). 

Program Pals

Program Pals are members of our "Weekend Program Team". The team is assembled each year in August and September. Members attend a training and are assigned to facilitate activities throughout our Fall Family Weekends and the Spring Family Weekends of the following year. Returning volunteers and Summer Staff - Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then go to register as a returning volunteer). 

Hero's Quest Pals

Each Fall, our Hero's Journey team runs three "Hero's Quest" weekends. They offer our 16-year-old campers an opportunity to spend a weekend at Camp, experiencing programming that is similar to what we provide during our Summer Hero's Journey sessions. The Hero's Journey Program teaches self-reliance, positive communication and teamwork through a variety of exciting challenges. The journey provides participants with opportunities to step outside comfort zones, discover more about themselves and become “the hero of their own story.” Returning volunteers -  Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then go to register as a returning volunteer). 

Beyond The Gates: Massachusetts

Regional Outreach Support

November 9 (5-9pm) - CampOut Campfire (Program Areas) - West Roxbury, MA

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled evening of Camp activities and games with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

November 17 (11:30am-3:30pm) - Day at the Museum - Cambridge, MA

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled afternoon of Museum exploration with campers and families! Enjoy a special presentation from the museum where we will learn about how different animals live in the wild, including a chance to see a few animal friends up close! We will also have some games and crafts time, as well some time to explore the museum. Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

Regional Outreach Orientation

TBD - Allston, MA

This volunteer orientation supports both the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) and CampOut programs regionally from Boston to Philadelphia. To volunteer for these programs, you must apply and attend an orientation held at one of our regional offices. Click here to apply on our portal (click not a member to start, then go to apply as new).

Beyond The Gates: Connecticut

Regional Outreach Support

October 27 (4-10pm) - CampOut Fall Ball - Hartford, CT

Volunteer with the CampOut program to make this the best Fall Ball these campers/families have ever seen! We are looking for help with welcoming families, DJ hype team, arts and crafts, game tables and of course a photo booth! There are also volunteer opportunities for prep support in the days leading up to the event for Aetna employees. Volunteers for Fall Ball must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program, attended an Outreach Orientation or be an Aetna employee. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

November 8 (5-9pm) - CampOut Campfire (Program Areas) - West Hartford, CT

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled evening of Camp activities and games with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

Regional Outreach Orientation

October 15 (6-8pm) - Storrs, CT

This volunteer orientation supports both the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) and CampOut programs regionally from Boston to Philadelphia. To volunteer for these programs, you must apply and attend an orientation held at one of our regional offices. Click here to apply on our portal (click not a member to start, then go to apply as new).

Ongoing Support

Office Support - New Haven, CT

Join our team of volunteers to assist the New Haven office with mailings, projects, thank you cards, phone coverage, filing and more to support the fundraising efforts that underwrite Camp's programming! Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then click register as a volunteer at bottom of page)

Office Support - Ashford, CT

Join our team of volunteers to assist our Ashford office with mailings, phone coverage, projects and more to support the Camp programs! Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then click register as a volunteer at bottom of page)

Beyond the Gates: New York

Regional Outreach Support

October 27 - CampOut Event - El Museo del Barrio - East Harlem

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled afternoon of art activities with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. This volunteer opportunity has been filled. Contact ellen.buus@holeinthewallgang.org to be put on the waitlist.

November 12 - CampOut STEM Event - NYC (Midtown)

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled afternoon of Campy STEM activities with campers and families at their final event of a mailing series! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. This volunteer opportunity has been filled. Contact ellen.buus@holeinthewallgang.org to be put on the waitlist.

Regional Outreach Orientation

November 9 (4-6pm) - New York City (midtown)

This volunteer orientation supports both the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) and CampOut programs regionally from Boston to Philadelphia. To volunteer for these programs, you must apply and attend an orientation held at one of our regional offices. Click here to apply on our portal (click not a member to start, then go to apply as new).

Development Event Support

November 3&4 - NYC Marathon - various locations in New York City

Each year, more than 75 runners from all over the country gather to run the TCS NYC Marathon in support of Camp! Join us as we support and thank our runners throughout race weekend! Volunteer opportunities are available at our pre-race dinner, start line and rockin’ cheer zone. There are opportunities for all ages! Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

November 10 - Big Apple Bash - New York City

Support the Big Apple Bash by volunteering! This event features an afternoon for our camper families and donors to enjoy the Big Apple Circus. After the conclusion of the circus, we keep the party going transitioning with our community of donors over to Tavern on the Green to enjoy dinner, desserts, cocktail and mocktails, games, arts and crafts, music and more as we celebrate into the night! Volunteers are needed for either the afternoon to help at the Circus portion to meet and greet guests, pass out give-aways, and manage activity lines or at the post-event at the Tavern on the Green portion to welcome guests, facilitate the Camp Store, run the Photo Booth, and help with the Kid Zone activity area! Please be aware that often times we get more volunteers register than required and we are not able to accommodate all. These volunteer opportunities are for ages 18 and over. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

Ongoing Support

Office Support - New York

Join our team of volunteers to assist our New York office with mailings, button making, projects and more to support the Camp programs! Click here to register on our new portal (click not a member to start, then on register as a volunteer at bottom of page)

Beyond the Gates: New Jersey

Regional Outreach Support

October 31 (11am-3:30pm) - Trick or Slime Day - RWJ - New Brunswick, NJ

Volunteer with Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) staff to provide a fun-filled afternoon of slime themed activities with patients and families in the lobby of Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson! This will be the 3rd annual Slime Day, but this year with a Halloween twist! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

November 17 (12-3:30pm) - CampOut Teen Candy Palooza - Montclair, NJ

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled afternoon of candy making fun with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).

Beyond the Gates: Philadelphia

Regional Outreach Support

October 19 (5-9pm) - CampOut Cooking - Philadelphia, PA

Volunteer with CampOut staff to provide a fun-filled evening of cooking fun with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Follow this link to register (if you haven't registered yet this year, click on "not a member" to make a username/password, then click on register as a volunteer at the bottom of the page).