Camp volunteers will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Director
and counselors. By becoming a camp volunteer and working with our counselors and staff,
you will learn a vast array of skills ranging from instruction, child care, and leadership.
Camp volunteers are local high school students looking to gain child experience or
fulfilling requirements for volunteer hours through the state of West Virginia. Volunteers
must be between the ages 14 - 17 by their first day of camp.
Keeping in line with the overall vision of camp, the goal of our volunteer program
is to provide a fun summer experience for adolescents while training and raising them
to be leaders. We will strive to challenge the volunteers to rise above expectations
and learn how to serve in a very fun and positive environment.
The role of each volunteer is to support the mission and goals of camp by assisting
the counselor and staff. We expect ALL our camp leaders to be positive role models
for campers in all matters of attitude and behavior. This means our volunteers are
expected to uphold the rules expected of campers and full time staff members. We do
not permit the use of cell phones or other electronic devices in the presence of campers.
A volunteer complements the program in that they assist the staff in daily activities
throughout the day. Volunteers must act as a responsible role model for campers at
all times as well as demonstrate respect for our full time staff members and parents
of our campers.
How to Become a Volunteer
- Step 1: Download and complete the forms below.
- Application Form
- Two Reference Forms
- Step 2: Have a physician physical completed within one year of the week of camp you
are volunteering for.
- Step 3: Submit all documentation to Janel Kittle at Janel.Kittle@fairmontstate.edu
or by mailing it to:
Fairmont State University, Falcon Center
ATTN: Day Camp
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV, 26554.