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

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 - All weekends are now at or close to capacity, so we have begun directing new applicants to our 2018 Spring Weekends - Follow this link to apply. Returning volunteers - Most weekends are at or close to capacity, so active waitlists are being created - Follow this link 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. These spots are currently full, any questions or to be put on the waitlist please email christine.eaccarino@holeinthewallgang.org. Check back in January for our Spring Weekends!

Hero's Quest Volunteers

Our "Hero's Quest" (HQ) Weekend programs offer our 16 year-old participants an opportunity to connect with friends from our Summer Hero's Journey (HJ) sessions and continue building their skills. As an HQ volunteer, you will help our full-time staff facilitate activities and strengthen connections both "up top" and down at Base Camp. Volunteering at an HQ weekend is a great way to gain exposure to our Hero's programming and could set the stage for a summer volunteering at HJ. Returning VolunteersFollow this link to register.

Beyond The Gates: Massachusetts

Program Support

Holiday Party - December 9 - Mattapan

Camp's Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) is hosting a table at the annual Boston Sickle Cell Holiday Party! Volunteer with the HOP team to assist children and families to enjoy an afternoon of holiday themed fun! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Beyond the Gates: Rhode Island

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this region.

Beyond The Gates: Connecticut

Program Support

Fall Ball - October 21 - Hartford

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! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. We have filled all the volunteer spots at this time. If you are interested in being on the waitlist please email ellen.buus@holeinthewallgang.org

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!

Beyond the Gates: New York

Event Support

Big Apple Bash - October 21 - Manhattan

Support the Big Apple Bash by volunteering! This event features an afternoon for our camper families as we bring the energy of the crossroads of the world to our community from 4-6pm. Camper families will enjoy refreshments, games, music, arts & crafts and more! As the sun sets, our camper families depart and we transition to an evening of rockin’ entertainment from 7pm-10:30pm as our community of donors enjoy hors d’oeuvres, culinary stations, desserts, cocktail and mocktails, games live music, surprise appearances and more as we celebrate into the night! Volunteers are needed for the day to meet and 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. We have filled all the volunteer spots at this time. If you are interested in being on the waitlist please email ellen.buus@holeinthewallgang.org

New York City Marathon - November 4 & 5 - various locations in NYC

Each year, more than 100 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 and rockin’ cheer zone. There are opportunities for all ages! Register Here!

Beyond the Gates: New Jersey

Program Support

Art Museum - November 19 - Montclair

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of art-filled fun with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Holiday Party - December 13 - New Brunswick

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) to provide a fun afternoon of winter themed activities in the outpatient area of the Bristol Myers Squib Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Beyond the Gates: Pennsylvania

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this region.