Summer Staff & Volunteers
JOIN OUR TEAM THIS SUMMER!
Every year we rely on incredible program staff and volunteers to serve campers and invest in the lives of the hundreds of children and youth who come to Circle Square Ranch.
Summer Volunteer & Staff Opportunities
More than 100 staff and volunteers join our team each summer to help make Circle Square Ranch an exciting, fun, and safe camping experience for the campers who attend our programs.
As a staff member you can expect to work hard, make great friends, and see God work both in your own life and in the lives of children and young people in a powerful way. Our staff team is made up of:
The Impact Team – which is made up of Canadian and International volunteers, Parent Volunteers, Community volunteers, and Jr. Volunteers who serve in a variety of roles throughout the summer (i.e. counselors, group leaders, maintenance and kitchen staff, program staff, etc.)
The Core Team – which is made up of Canadian and International staff with specific job roles during the summer (i.e lifeguard, photographer, adventure co-ordinators, day camp director assistants, wranglers, etc.), as well as our interns.
The Senior Leadership Team – which is made up of Canadian and International staff who are responsible for directing their department and staff team and providing care to the rest of the staff team (i.e. Camp Directors, Staff Co-ordinator, Program Directors, etc.)
Please read below for more information.
Impact Team – Volunteer Opportunities
There are a few different ways to join our volunteer team this summer, depending on your age and the type of involvement you would like to have. Please choose from the drop down menus to find out more information on how to apply!
Adults from the community who are interested in volunteering in the kitchen during the day on occasion throughout the summer should complete a Community Volunteer Application. In addition to the application, we require 2 references and a police check.
Adults from the community who are interested in volunteering in a more direct role working with children should fill out our regular Summer Volunteer Application. In addition to the application, we require 3 references, an interview, police check, and attending in-person or online training.
Our Summer Volunteers are paid an honorarium and if they are Canadian, they also have the option to participate in our Summer Missions Program to raise support for their work. Click here for more information about the honorarium and here for more information about summer missions.
The application process for our Summer Volunteers includes completing the online application, references, interview, and police check. We host a fun and interactive training week at the end of June for all accepted volunteers. If you are unable to attend the training week, you can complete the online training instead.
Junior Volunteer Program: The Jr. Volunteer Program is for teens ages 13-15 who are interested in serving at camp, learning new things, developing work skills, and being a day-time helper at Circle Square Ranch. Applicants should live locally as they will need to commute and cannot stay overnight as a Junior Volunteer. While helping out at camp, we hope to help you to grow as a Christian leader throughout the summer as you prepare to be a part of our LIT and volunteer team in the future. Additional details and the application can be found here.
Core Team and Senior Leadership Team Opportunities
Each summer we hire enthusiastic young adults to join our Core Team and Senior Leadership Team in a variety of different paid positions. All of these positions require a full summer commitment, with some having the opportunity for a start date during our Spring Season.
The Core Team is made up of Canadian and International staff with specific job roles during the summer (i.e lifeguard, photographer, adventure co-ordinators, day camp director assistants, wranglers, etc.), as well as our interns.
The Senior Leadership Team made up of Canadian and International staff who are responsible for directing their department and staff team and providing care to the rest of the staff team (i.e. Camp Directors, Staff Co-ordinator, Program Directors, etc.)
Applicants are required to have strong leadership skills, previous camp experience, and have a desire to see the lives of children and youth transformed by Christ. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and are selected through a thorough hiring process including an online application, references, interview and police check. Once hired, all staff members are required to participate in training prior to their time at camp.
Hired staff will be placed on either the Core Team or the Senior Leadership Team, depending on their skills and previous leadership experience.
Listed below is an overview of the different positions we hire for each year. Please contact the office to inquire about positions we currently have available as some may already be filled.
After you have submitted your Staff Application, we require references to be submitted on your behalf. It is your responsibility to make sure that the individuals you have selected to be your references complete the forms below.
Please direct your references to the appropriate forms:
Does this sound like you?
Teachable, helpful, friendly, hard-working, maintain a positive attitude, reliable, flexible, and a team player
A faithful witness of Jesus Christ in word and action; in a committed relationship with Him; having a mature, growing faith and the freedom to share the same
A leader who has the flexibility and willingness to help out wherever help is needed
A leader who has an understanding of and caring for children
The ability to live and work in a camp environment
The ability to work with other staff in a spirit of co-operation
A demonstrated willingness to participate fully in camp activities
A successful result from screening procedures such as: police record check, reference checks and verification of special training certificates