Volunteer with Arlington County Summer Camps

Summer 2024 - Registration Begins February 21, 2024 at Noon!

The summer camp volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to have fun while contributing to their community. Volunteers assist the camp staff in all the fun and exciting activities campers enjoy, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, games and more. If you are seeking a professional or personal development opportunity, volunteering can be extremely rewarding. It is an opportunity to make friends, work with children in a supervised setting and gain valuable experience in a leadership role. 

For other volunteer options this summer visit our Parks & Recreation volunteer site or Volunteer Arlington, for a list of local opportunities.

For questions regarding Summer Camp Volunteering, please contact campvol@arlingtonva.us.

Volunteer Opportunities Summer 2024

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  • These are the camp locations available for volunteers to work at for summer 2024.
  • Use this as a guide to select which sessions/dates you are available for (the MIN requirement for placement is 2 consecutive sessions).
  • Use this as a guide to select your preferred camp locations (1st, 2nd and 3rd choice)
  • You will select your available camp sessions and preferred locations in ePACT once your initial registration is complete. 
  • To learn more about each camp, please reference the Camp Catalog

New Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, by May 1, and at least two years older than the oldest camper in the program at which they are placed. No exceptions. 

  • New Volunteers must interview for placement (see below for more details). 

  • New Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks (considered 1 assignment) for placement at a camp.  

  • New Volunteers may request up to 2 assignments (Please note: the 2nd assignment is contingent on satisfactory performance during 1st assignment) 

  • Volunteers are scheduled to work during the core program hours and may work some of the extended hours. No volunteer can work more than eight hours per day. 

  • Volunteers are placed only at selected camps operated by Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, not in partner camps. (See Volunteer Opportunities below)  

  • Our goal is to place volunteers in the programs of their choice, but we cannot guarantee placements. 

  • Volunteers may be placed onto a waiting list at any time. 

  • All volunteers are required to attend Training on June 5th, 2024  

 

Returning Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, by May 1, and at least two years older than the oldest camper in the program at which they are placed. No exceptions. 

  • Returning Volunteers who had satisfactory performance the prior summer do not need to interview. 

  • Returning Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks (considered 1 assignment) for placement at a camp.  

  • Returning Volunteers may select up to 2 assignments and will be placed on a first come first serve basis with completion of required paperwork.  

  • Volunteers are scheduled to work during the core program hours and may work some of the extended hours. No volunteer can work more than eight hours per day. 

  • Volunteers are placed only at selected camps operated by Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, not in partner camps. 

  • Our goal is to place volunteers in the programs of their choice, but we cannot guarantee placements. 

  • Volunteers may be placed onto a waiting list at any time. 

  • All Volunteers are required to attend training on June 5, 2024. 

How to Register

Volunteer Opportunities will be available for registration beginning on February 21, 2024 beginning at noon

  • You will need to register for the FREE volunteer program through RecTrac
    • You will need to use your household account (or create an account) to register (Activity Code 592024)
    • To learn more about how to register for programs in RecTrac click here
    REGISTER HERE

 

How to Complete Volunteer Paperwork

  • Once you register in RecTrac you will receive an email within the same day (to the email used for your initial registration) from Arlington County Parks and Rec Volunteers via ePACT Network.
  • The subject line is: Emergency information request for (volunteer name).
  • Please click the “complete request” link to create your account and complete the required forms.(Learn more about ePACT for volunteer paperwork) 

Volunteer Information in ePACT will include:

  • Volunteer Information
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Volunteer Placement Requests (selection of available dates and preferred camp locations)
  • Location to upload supporting documents (Medication Authorization Forms, etc,) upon request.
  • Location to upload required forms which are available after volunteer assignments are issued (Signed Placement Letter, Code of Conduct etc.)

 

Interviews for New Volunteers - REQUIRED

NEW Volunteers will be invited for an interview once you have completed your volunteer profile in ePACT. Please note placement to camp requires an interview and is on a first come first serve basis. You will receive an email invite (to the email you registered with) by our support team once your ePACT profile is completed with a link to “Sign up Genius” for the following dates: 

  • Tues. March 21 5-7pm at Lubber Run Community Center 

  • Thurs. April 4th 5pm-7pm at Lubber Run Community Center  

  • Tues. April 16th 5pm-7pm at Lubber Run Community Center  

Mandatory Training - All Volunteers

ALL Volunteers are required to attend our Summer Volunteer Training scheduled on Wed. June 5th from 5pm-7:30pm at Lubber Run Community Center. 

This training covers the fundamentals of volunteering in a camp to include: 

  • Key Expectations and roles of volunteers 
  • Code of Conduct
  • Skills for working with a team
  • Safety & more! 

 

 

 Need a verification of hours?  Please provide supporting documentation and a request to campvol@arlingtonva.us Please note: for any request to verify hours prior to 2020, there may be a delay or inability to verify if volunteer hour records cannot be located.  Supporting documentation will assist our team to review your request as respond soon as possible.   In the event hours were not recorded by the volunteer or the camp, we may be unable to provide proof of hours.