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 - Follow this link to apply. Returning volunteers - 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. New Volunteers - Follow this link to apply. Returning volunteers - Follow this link to register.

Weekend Program Team

Our Weekend Program Team (WPT) is a trained subset of our Weekend Program 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. It is open to our returning volunteers and summer staff. Each year, we run a training in early September that prepares a new batch of WPT members to run activities for the following Fall and Spring Weekend programming.  If you would like to be a part of our 2017-2018 WPT - Click here to register.

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

Life-size Games Day - September 30 - West Roxbury

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

Beyond the Gates: Rhode Island

There are no opportunities currently in this area.

Beyond The Gates: Connecticut

Program Support

Drive-in @ Alexion - August 24 - New Haven

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an evening of entertainment as campers, families and volunteers work together to build cardboard cars to enjoy a short movie and activities! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Foodology - August 26 - Plantsville

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of food fun with campers and families! This is the Final event from a Cooking Mailing Series. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Carnivarty - September 27 - Hartford

Volunteer with the Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) at Connecticut Children's Medical Center to host a Carnivarty in their Cafeteria for patients and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either Camp's Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

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. Register Here!

Event Support

Fandango Gala - September 9 - Ashford

Support the 27th annual Fandango Benefit Gala by volunteering! This is a very popular Camp-Hosted Benefit Event focused on providing guests with a fantastic afternoon/evening filled with food, auctions and a live show featuring celebrity friends and campers. Volunteers are needed for afternoon and evening shifts to meet and welcome guests, monitor the auctions, facilitate the Camp Store, assist the catering efforts, drive golf carts to shuttle guests and more! 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. The volunteer registration for this event has closed, if you are interested in being on the waitlist, please email ellen.buus@holeinthewallgang.org.

Camp Challenge - September 16 - Ashford

Support Camp Challenge Ride and Grit 'N Wit adventure race's riders and runners! This fundraising event will include a 30 mile fully supported bike ride with rest stops and a 2.5 mile adventure course around Camp that will test participant's brains and brawn. Volunteers will assist in a variety of ways to support the event operations from registration, rest stop support, accommodation turnover to obstacle monitoring and cheering! This event has volunteer opportunities for all ages! Register Here!

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

Performance Under the Lights - September 23 - Manhattan

Calling all actors, dancers, performers and anyone that likes to have fun on the stage! Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an evening of performance fun with campers and families! Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

HOP around NY - October 10 - Bronx

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

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. 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

RWJ Summer Picnic - August 23 - New Brunswick

Camp's Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) is hosting a table at Bristol-Myer's Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson's Summer Picnic! Volunteer to assist the HOP team to provide an enjoyable afternoon of activities for children and families. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Chocolate Works - August 26 - Montclair

Volunteer with the CampOut program to create an afternoon of food fun with campers and families! This is the Final event from a Cooking Mailing Series. Volunteers must have previous experience at either the Summer/Weekend Program or attended an Outreach Orientation. Register Here!

Event Support

Tri-State Tough Mudder - October 7 & 8 - Englishtown

Come help support the awesome participants taking on the Tri-State Tough Mudder as they raise funds for Camp!! Volunteer opportunities include staffing the Camp info table, giving out swag and cheering on runners at a rockin' cheer zone! There are volunteer opportunities for all ages! For more info and to register click 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

There are currently no volunteer opportunities in this region.