IslandWood at Brightwater Summer Camp Volunteer Application

Are you in high school and like kids and the outdoors?
Come volunteer with camp! You’ll work with our educators and
campers and gain valuable experience in environmental education.
About IslandWood

IslandWood invites children and adults alike to discover a new way of seeing nature, themselves, and one another. In doing so, each person comes to understand their ability to change the world for the better. IslandWood operates traditional day camp programs for campers entering 1st grade through 6th grade at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. Running from July through mid-August, these programs provide experiences which further IslandWood's mission of inspiring lifelong learning and environmental and community stewardship.  

Volunteer Opportunity Summary

Volunteers in Outdoor Leadership (VOLs) assist our staff in delivering educational programming for children in our day camp programs at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville. VOLs partner with a field group of campers for the week, serving as an extra set of hands and modeling excitement for campers. Duties can include logistical support around art projects, teaching short lessons, leading games, and overall working directly with campers and our staff to better learn about the world of environmental education. VOLs are meant to be support and are not responsible for delivering programming on their own, nor do they oversee the safety of campers 


  • Status as a rising Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or recent high school graduate 
  • Interest in working with children in the outdoors 
  • Creative, flexible, and able to work closely with a Summer Programs Instructor 
  • Ability to work as a team member 
  • Strong work ethic, punctual, and dependable 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, children, and parents 
Compensation and Commitment

This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity. VOLs can receive up to 35 hours per week of community service credit from IslandWood, plus mileage reimbursement for travel to and from Brightwater. VOLs commit to a minimum of 4 hours per day for at least two weeks of programming.

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Which sessions of camp are you interested in volunteering? (check all that apply)

Volunteers commit to a minimum of two weeks of programming.