CampHERO's success relies on it's volunteers! You can volunteer before, during and/or after camp! You can dedicate a couple hours or spend two full weeks at camp! We've got jobs that range from chopping carrots, to leading girls! There's sure to be something that fits your interest and schedule. You can be part of the staff, planning team or both! Check out the questions and answers below for more information.
What's the difference between CampHERO Staff and the CampHERO Leadership Team?
CampHERO Staff are volunteers who are working primarily DURING camp. We use a modified Incident Command model to keep ourselves organized, as over 120 volunteers participate! Check out the job descriptions tab to see all the volunteer jobs and responsibilities
The CampHERO Leadership Team is a group of individuals who have taken on a leadership role and are planning, gathering resources and getting camp ready to go! Most members of the CampHERO Planning Team are also Staff. The Leadership Team meets once a month as a large group and as often as needed in their sub-committees. See the "organizational chart" for a better idea of all that we do: CampHERO Leadership Team Chart.pdf
How do I become a volunteer for CampHERO?
Click on the Volunteer Profile link and complete the form and background check.
If you need a printable form click on this link:Volunteer Profile CampHERO 2014 electronic form RE.pdf
What are the minimum requirements for volunteering?
All CampHERO Volunteers must: Be at least 16 years of age, have a current Volunteer Profile on file which includes a background check, complete the CampHERO orientation and training appropriate to position, be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds, have strong communication and organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records, adhere to all policies, standards and procedures for GSUSA, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council and CampHERO, fulfill the duties listed in the appropriate volunteer position description.
Are there any special requirements?
CampHERO volunteers with the following responsibilities must be or become current registered members of GSUSA and pay the annual $15 membership dues (financial assistance is available): Volunteers who are responsible for the direct supervision of girls, volunteers who handle money or financial records and volunteers who have access to the personal information of girls or volunteers.
Do I have to be a professional in the protective services to volunteer?
No! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and we have something for everyone! Let us know where your knowledge/expertise lies, and your availability and we will find the job that's just right for you!
What do I wear while volunteering?
We encourage volunteers to wear their CampHERO t-shirt (our gift to you). Volunteers who work in the protective services can wear their department's casual uniform. ALL volunteers on the training grounds MUST wear long pants and closed toed shoes. If you are teaching a specific skill that requires additional uniform components, such as turn out gear, please provide your own.
Do I have to be at camp everyday?
No, unless you WANT to be at camp everyday! Most CampHERO volunteer positions can be shared! We will work with you to make volunteering for CampHERO fit in your schedule.
Do I have to stay overnight?
The only positions that require an overnight stay are Crew Leaders for grades 4-12 and the 'overnight Health Supervisor'.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Contact Jen Roman, CampHERO's Chair at CampHERO@charter.net