Volunteers & Camper Buddies!

Be a Camper Buddy

Camper Buddies are companions and helpers for our campers with disabilities at Bethany's Kids Inclusion Camp. Camper Buddies help campers with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Autisum, or another type of disability stay safe and have fun at summer camp. It is an awesome way to serve and gain leadership experience, while having a great time at Camp McDowell!

CLICK HERE to register to serve as a Camper Buddy

CLICK HERE for 2017 Camper Buddy Training video series

Be an Adult Volunteer

Are you familiar with Camp McDowell and enjoy the setting? Are you able to ‘plan tight, then hand loose’? Then you may be enjoy serving as an adult volunteer at a Bethany Village Summer Camp! There are several opportunities for adult volunteers in camps at Bethany Village including one or a combination of the following roles:

  • Program Staff member
  • Music leader
  • Arts & Crafts leader
  • Cabin Counselor
  • Lifeguard
  • Skilled Support Staff (doctor, EMT, nurse, counselor, teacher, etc.)
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Behind-the-scenes support (set up, administrative, clean-up, etc)

Adult volunteer requirements include:

  • Application with references
  • Completion of “Safeguarding God’s Children” sexual-misconduct and abuse prevention on-line course
  • Permission to conduct a criminal background check (19 and older)
  • Strict adherence to all volunteer policies of Camp McDowell and The Diocese of Alabama
  • Attendance to meetings and or training specific to an event
  • A great attitude of service and sacramental leadership!

Some camp sessions may be appropriate for families to volunteer together.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in a Bethany camp, please complete a Bethany Volunteer Interest form found HERE.