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Volunteer

At Sherwood Forest, we couldn’t accomplish our mission without the help of our dedicated volunteers. We would love to meet you, hear more about your interests, and find the volunteer position that is just right for you. You can read about some of our current volunteer opportunities below.

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the St. Louis kids who need it most, while having fun at the same time? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for people looking to give back to Sherwood Forest this summer. Click on the headlines for more full descriptions!

Bus Ambassador
Help make the first day of camp extraordinary for our campers! Bus Ambassadors will be responsible for greeting campers and their families at the bus stop, checking them in, and riding with them to camp. We are looking for 10 volunteers for each opening day bus ride. Bus Ambassadors will work at least one of the following dates at one of the bus stop locations.

Dates
Mini Camp Friday, June 2nd
Boys Camp Wednesday, June 7th
Girls Camp Saturday, July 8th
Bus Stop Locations and Start Times
Holman Middle School, St. Ann-7 a.m.
Kingshighway Entrance to Tower Grove Park-7:15 a.m.
Walmart Parking Lot by Payless Shoe Source, 3270 Telegraph Road-8 a.m.

Summer Camp Counselor
This volunteer opportunity is open to high school students who are looking to live, play, eat, work, and participate in summer camp activities with a cabin group alongside fully-trained paid counselors. Summer Camp Counselors must commit to a full week of volunteering. Please see the dates for 2017 below:

Boys Camp
June 6-12
June 12-18
June 18-24
June 24-30

Girls Camp
July 7-13
July 13-19
July 19-25
July 25-31

Summer Activity Leader
Do you know a skill or trade that you would like to educate others by? Share your expertise with Sherwood Forest campers! Summer Activity Leaders will plan their own 3-day sessions that falls into one of the following categories: Arts, OLS (Outdoor Living Skills), Adventure Sports, Aquatics, or Ideas (STEM, reading, or educational).

Summer Office Volunteer
We can always use extra help in the office over the summer! If you are interested in assisting with general office tasks like organizing, filing, copying, and cleaning, then this is the volunteer position for you!

All summer volunteers are given free accommodations and meals are provided. You can earn community service hours, learn new skills, and make new friends with our team of young, vibrant summer staff and fellow volunteers. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to provide a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for our campers.

Ongoing Administrative Volunteer
We frequently need volunteers to help our professional staff with mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks at our office in Maplewood. If you’re organized, efficient, enthusiastic, and available Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., we would welcome your help! Please call our office at 314-644-3322 for more information.

Volunteer Trades Weekend Volunteer
Join us at Sherwood Forest April 7 – April 9, 2017 for a weekend filled with camaraderie, campfires, great food, and plenty of hard work! We’re looking for skilled carpenters, painters, roofers, and plumbers. Additionally, we need hospitality volunteers to check-in other volunteers; transport items around our camp facility; assist in the kitchen with meal preparation and serving; and clean up upon completion of all projects.

Apply to Volunteer today!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Community Relations Manager, Libby, at LibbyM@sherwoodforeststl.org or 314-644-3322 to obtain a volunteer packet and begin the application process. Please note that a background check and references are required.

You may download the reference form by clicking here.