Volunteers & CITs


Counselors in Training are an invaluable component to our summer camp experience. They bring new energy, new ideas, and a helping hand to the permanent summer staff and each session staff. Serving as a CIT is a great way to gain valuable work experience and “try out” being a staff member.

CITs are welcome at Elementary, Middler, and Junior High Camps.

CITs must be high school graduates or a minimum of 18 years old.

Application Link: CLICK HERE


Are you familiar with Camp McDowell and enjoy the setting? Then you may be enjoy serving as an adult volunteer at a Summer Camp! There are several opportunities for adult volunteers in all camps 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)

Volunteer Requirements include:

  • Application with references

  • Completion of “Safeguarding God’s Children” sexual-misconduct and abuse prevention online 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 summer camp, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Application Link: CLICK HERE