Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

February 2, 2017

Public service opportunity: Children’s Cancer Camp Volunteer

Public service opportunity: Children’s Cancer Camp Volunteer

Position title: Children’s Cancer Camp Volunteer

Name of organization: The Goodtimes Project




Position description:

Are you prepared for the time of your life? Donate your time and your laughter and make camp all it can be.


We’re looking for individuals who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate 9 days of their time to being on staff at Camp Goodtimes, a no-cost camp for kids impacted by childhood cancer. What you get in return is priceless. We take the job of caring for medically and emotionally fragile campers seriously, but we smile, laugh, and learn every day.  Each camp session, we need ~70 individuals to join us in making it a week to remember for approximately 120 campers. Are you one of them?


Time commitment: 9 days (June 23-July 1 and/or July 14-22, 2017)


Skill requirements:

Looking for compassionate, responsible, trustworthy, empathetic, and joyful people age 18+. No experience working with kids with cancer needed (we have an onsite medical staff for all health concerns), but the ability to put campers’ needs first and the desire to make it a week to remember are required. Job positions include cabin counselor, cabin support staff, activities, nurses, arts and crafts, and muscle (logistics). Alcohol, cigarette, and drug consumption are prohibited for the duration of your 9-day volunteer shift. Online and onsite training provided.


Start date: June 23, 2017 or July 14, 2017


End date: July 1, 2017 or July 22, 2017


Location: Vashon Island, WA


How to apply: Read more about volunteer staff opportunities for Camp Goodtimes online, and apply using the “Apply” button at


Also check out our YouTube channel, packed with videos that help tell our story and showcase the joy of camp at–7x6ioRyVIr0itAW40ZE6.


Supervisor contact info:

Tanya Krohn