Below are descriptions of the various ways you can be involved with Day Camp this summer! When you are ready to sign up, click the Volunteer button above and you will be directed to Spring Hill's Volunteer Sign-up Portal.
NOTE: Before and After Care volunteers do not sign up on Spring Hill's website. Instead, please contact Audrey Fricke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-335-3686 to let her know you are interested in volunteering in that way.
On Monday, registration volunteers help us process registration quickly and efficiently. You will be stationed at tables and help parents and campers through the check-in process as quickly as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to give parents and children a great first impression of Day Camp! This is a very short time commitment, but has a huge impact as it begins the camp experience for each child. We will need your help from 8:00 - 9:30am on the opening day of camp.
Counselor In Training (CIT - Age 14+)
A CIT is someone 14 years old or older whose job is to build relationships with campers and assist Spring Hill counselors by working with the same group of campers for the entire week. This will include playing GWAPS (Games With A Purpose), singing songs, helping with activities, and talking with kids about what they're learning about God. They love CITs that have a lot of energy, are service-minded, and love Jesus! CITs are expected to attend a training on Sunday before camp and will be part of the team's morning devotionals. **Any teens interested in being a Counselor In Training are required to sign up on Spring Hill's volunteer website.
Special Forces (Age 12-13)
Special Forces is a full-day volunteer opportunity for middle school students (age 12-13) to serve at camp! They will be involved daily from 8:30am-4:00pm to ensure that camp runs smoothly. This will include greeting campers, filling water coolers, trash clean-up, maintaining bathrooms and common spaces, tying tie-dye t-shorts, and hyping kids up before Large Group.
A host home houses 2-5 Spring Hill staff during the week of camp. They will provide dinner on Monday and Wednesday and a light breakfast throughout the week. Staff will arrive on Sunday evening before camp and will leave on Friday or Sunday following camp. Spring Hill staff have their own transportation and host homes will not be asked for rides. If Spring Hill staff are staying the weekend in a host home, the host family is not responsible to entertain them. Rather they encourage their staff to get out of the house and do things together on weekends. Host homes will sign up online and will undergo a background check by Spring Hill.
Lunch Prep / Kitchen Team
Local volunteers are needed to provide a light lunch for the Spring Hill staff. This is a great opportunity for small groups or a small group of friends to join together to serve the team. A minimum of 3 volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 11:00am to around 1:00pm. The church will reimburse the cost of the main dish, but ask that the group provides the sides and drinks.
Staff gathering hosts are families who are willing to open their home on Tuesday or Thursday night for Spring Hill staff to gather for worship, dinner and fun! The staff gathering hosts may choose to host both nights or just one of the nights. Hosts (or a small group) will feed the Spring Hill team and allow them to use their backyards or living rooms for gathering. The staff will stay from 6:00pm to approximately 9:00pm. Their staff members are fun-loving college students so they always appreciate places that have pools, lawn games or indoor game rooms.
Before / After Care
We provide free before and after care for working parents from 7:30-9:00am and 4:00-5:30pm. You do not need to commit to both morning and afternoon care, but are welcome to do one or the other.