Like a regular camp, times 10
Volunteers who work with us experience the Magic of Ooch in every aspect of their experience. So, pack your swimsuit, grab a hat and put on some sunscreen because it’s time to volunteer at Camp!APPLY NOW to Volunteer at Camp
Volunteering at Camp Ooch
Our volunteer community is diverse, ranging in age from 19 to 70. The common denominator that binds this community together is that every volunteer is passionate and committed to creating the best experience for our Campers. By volunteering at Camp Ooch, you’ll make a meaningful difference in the lives of children affected by childhood cancer (and they’ll change your lives, too).
Camp Ooch is more than a “summer camp” – we need volunteers across Ontario, year-round for In-Hospital, Community and Overnight Camp programs. Ooch Programs typically take place in Toronto, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, Muskoka and Sudbury.
All Ooch Volunteers must attend a one or two-week summer session at Overnight Camp or Day Camp to be eligible for Community or In-Hospital programs.
Qualifications & requirements
We work with hundreds of Volunteers every year. All prospective Volunteers must be available for our annual Volunteer Training Weekend in order to qualify.
- Emergency First Aid/CPR or Bronze Cross certification
- Police background check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Provide proof of immunization status
- Completion of two-step tuberculosis (TB) test
- Must be at least 19 years of age
- Experience working with children is an asset
Volunteer applications are accepted every year starting in December for summer camp. All Ooch Volunteers must attend a one or two-week summer session at Overnight Camp or Day Camp to be eligible for Community or In-Hospital programs. Interviews are held in January and February, and staffing decisions are made in late March. Upon offer, volunteers must complete a police reference check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, submit proof of immunizations, complete a two-step tuberculosis (TB) test and get a First Aid or Bronze Cross certification.
Once those tests are complete, all volunteers must be available to attend our annual Volunteer Training Weekend in the Spring. A travel subsidy may be available for individuals travelling outside a defined area.
Summer 2020 applications will open December 1st and will remain open for the month of December. If you miss the December 31st due date, you’re still encouraged to fill out an application and we will reach out to you on an as-needed basis. Fill out our volunteer inquiry form if you’d like to get started.
Thanks for your interest in Camp Ooch! We’re excited to learn more about you.
Thank you for your continued support of Ooch – we can’t wait to see you soon! Until then, go to the staff dashboard to manage your account and update your information.
Apply to volunteer at Camp OochNew Camp Volunteer inquiry form
Other volunteer opportunities
Event & Office Volunteers
Help out around Ooch headquarters or at an Ooch fundraising event – there are lots of ways to lend a hand!
Medical Staff & Volunteers
We need nursing staff to administer medications and care for our Campers. Learn how you can get involved.
Still have questions about volunteering at Ooch? Feel free to contact us: