DuBois Center has a strong legacy of individuals, families, and communities working together to fill in the gaps with labor, funding, enthusiasm, and love.
Are you ready to pitch in? Spend some time on our site? Support our staff with service? Please join us for a Work Day.
Please note: We may schedule additional work days but this is all we’re planning at this time. While it is easier for us to manage volunteer forces on our scheduled days, if they simply don’t work with your schedule, please email us with the nature of the work and availability you have to offer as we set our summer team up for success, and our site staff will coordinate with you to the best of their abilities.
WORK DAY FAQs
- What kind of work will I be doing? We need your help preparing sites on camp for action during the busy season: cleaning, restocking supply, and shaking off the dust. We are facing maintenance, cleaning, and equipment staging tasks at the waterfront, cabins, cottages, pavilions, the rustic shower house and the Chapels.
- What do I need to bring? All tools and supplies are provided – although you are welcome to bring any of your own tools, work gloves, cleaning supplies etc from home. While we plan to provide meals at the Retreat, please bring a sack lunch for the non-overnight work day(s) and it’s always a-okay to bring some extra snacks. Don’t forget the camp essentials: water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, and mask!
- What if I am limited in my ability to help? There is work available for all skill levels and physical capacities. If you can wash a window, pull a weed, sort supplies, or bring a skill of your own to offer, we have a place for you on our task force.
- Are minors permitted – can I bring my family or youth group? Absolutely! Families with children and youth groups have been some of our most valuable volunteers in the past.
Eager for more?
Summer Camp and Event Volunteers
Volunteer Positions for Summer Camp:
- Camp Counselor (Minimum age 18, or 17 if CIT or LEAD graduate)
- Counselor Assistant (Minimum age 17, 16 if CIT or LEAD graduate)
- Health Center Worker – Nursing degree, Emergency Medicine certification or equivalent active licensure
- Maintenance, Grounds, and Housekeeping (Minimum age 16)
- Barn Volunteer (Minimum age 17)
- Sunday Welcome and Check-in Team
- Activity Leader (astronomy, science, crafts, wilderness skills, music…)
All summer camp, retreat, and equestrian volunteers are required to fill out the following forms before moving through the screening process:
Skilled Special Project and Maintenance Volunteers
Skilled hands, willing hearts: whether you’re a skilled laborer or a pair of willing hands, we can put you to work on projects related to your field or tasks requiring little skill. Please contact the Program Office with information about your talents.
Love getting your hands dirty in the barn just as much (if not more!) than spending time in the saddle? DuBois Center’s equestrian program is volunteer-run during the spring and fall seasons, and could always use more smiling faces. Horse experience is great but not required – a positive attitude and desire to pitch in are much more important!
Consider serving as a committee member to help guide and direct the ministry of DuBois Center. We have volunteers serve on the following committees:
- Equestrian Committee
- Fall Festival Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Marketing Committee
- Property Committee