Sometimes the most valuable gift one can give is the gift of time. Volunteer founded and volunteer led, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a community-based organization that depends on the generosity and dedication of hundreds of volunteers each year to help make the camp experience a tremendous success for all.
Camp Hi-Rock welcomes volunteers of all ages and has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule. Volunteers are a critical working part of camp who change lives for the better through their efforts! Camp offers volunteers a chance to improve the lives of children and families either in their home town or at camp itself. Come visit camp or make a difference where you live!
Volunteer opportunities at Camp Hi-Rock vary greatly in terms of commitment and intensity level. They range from one-time commitments such as helping at a volunteer work weekend to longer-term opportunities including belonging to a committee or serving as a fundraising volunteer.
Volunteering with the YMCA not only enhances the lives of others and makes our communities stronger, but it can also truly impact the life of the volunteer. In addition to feeling great about their contribution, volunteers have the opportunity to:
Belonging to Hi-Rock Stars is a way for campers and their friends to get involved in volunteering and fundraising. Hi-Rock Stars have an opportunity to be leaders within the Hi-Rock community as well as their own home town. Members will work to achieve a volunteer or fundraising goal and are encouraged to contribute their ideas and efforts to advance Hi-Rock’s mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. These inspiring campers demonstrate contagious enthusiasm for helping strengthen the place they will always call their camp.
Funds raised through the efforts of the Hi-Rock Stars will go to the Strong Kids Campaign. The Strong Kids Campaign supports Camp Hi-Rock’s youth programs and provides financial assistance to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to attend camp. All of Camp Hi-Rock benefits from the Strong Kids Campaign whether through the enhanced youth programs or the company of our friends who may have never come to camp without the opportunities provided by the campaign.
Campers must fulfill one of the four requirements each year to maintain membership.
There are always opportunities to repair, spruce up or build new equipment at camp and with teams of volunteers it can be fun and energizing!!! It is amazing what can be done when many people work with a common vision. Twice a year we hold volunteer work weekends for campers, alumni, staff, families and community members to lend a hand to Hi-Rock. Volunteers receive free food and lodging in exchange for their help on various projects around camp. Participants can volunteer for a few hours or for the whole weekend. We have projects for all ability levels. If you are interested in volunteering for a work weekend, please contact David “Davy” Bjorklund.
The annual Strong Kids Campaign relies on volunteers to help raise critical funds which subsidize our youth camp programs and provide financial assistance to campers who would not otherwise be able to attend camp. There are many ways to be involved with the campaign including setting up a personal online fundraising page at firstgiving.com/camphirock, participating in phone-a-thons to call friends of Hi-Rock and ask for their support, calling or writing to friends of Hi-Rock from your own home to ask for their support, and soliciting and donating items to be used in auctions to support the campaign. To find out more about helping with the Strong Kids Campaign please contact Jessica Speer-Holmes.
If one of these volunteer opportunities interests you or you want to chat about other possibilities, please give us a call at 413-528-1227 or email Jessica Speer-Holmes. We would love the chance to have you come volunteer with us!
Come join in the fun!