Volunteers

About Diablo Day Camp adults:

Thank you! We appreciate all our volunteers and their willingness to attend required training and spend a week at camp with us. We hope everyone will consider registering again this summer. Camp is more fun with friends, so recruit another volunteer to join you.

Why volunteer?

Remember when you were a camper? For some of us, our memory is of a magical place, a special friend, or a special adult who helped us through a challenging situation. Day camp offers opportunities for girls to establish connections with other girls and with positive role models.  Our volunteers are a dedicated and caring team that brings the camp program to life and makes it personal for every girl.

The Day Camp Staff is 100% volunteer. We are always looking for enthusiastic adults who like working with children, are willing to learn and love to play too! We provide training and mentoring through your week of camp. Most of our staff are repeat volunteers.

If you are interested in working at camp this summer, check yes on the volunteer question in the family account portion of registration. form  Details on how to register are found on the registration page.

Family members attend camp in the same week unless otherwise requested, however volunteers do not work directly with their own children. By committing to volunteer for a session of camp, your child is given priority in registration.  Once you register, we count on you! Camp enrollment is based on staff enrollment. Unfortunately, should your plans change, your child and any other children associated with your application will have to be dropped from camp.

Volunteer Commitment

  1. All volunteers must complete a combination of virtual and in-person training prior to camp.  Details can be found under Volunteer on the Training Dates page . Mark your calendar early – we look forward to seeing you.
  2. New 2020 volunteers who completed the Module I training can have that count towards their training hours as long as they can provide proof of the GSNorCal online classes and they take a refresher Module I home study test.
  3. For the quality of the adult/girl partnership, all DDC volunteers must commit to work all five days of camp.
  4. All volunteers at camp are registered adult Girl Scouts. If you are not, you will be prompted to register. and to complete the on-line background screening.  That information is provided as part of the Girl Scout member registration process.
  5. Volunteers are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to camp and depart 30 minutes after camp.
  6. During the camp session, Diablo Day Camp has a “Tag” unit for preschool age children of our staff, ages 3 – 5 years who are potty trained. A Boys unit for boys currently enrolled K-5, of our adult staff is also available. The Tags and Boys have a full camp program which mirrors the girls’ program, with activities tailored to their interests and abilities.