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The development of enrichment programs, such as traditional recreational summer camps, provides an innovative approach to help close the gap between social and emotional development for kids with autism and making friends, many that may last a lifetime. In our quest to support the autism community, we believe that providing leisure and recreational experiences, focused on unique interests in conjunction with peers, is vital.

This would not be possible without the dedication of wonderful volunteers and the generosity of our surrounding community. Why volunteer? The benefits for campers are numerous, but volunteers become beneficiaries as well. Volunteers may learn new skills, enjoy meeting new people, become part of a community, share a passion or special skill, and most importantly, make a real difference!

Thank you for your consideration of serving as a volunteer at Camp Idlewild. We welcome the opportunity to place you in a productive and fulfilling volunteer role. Many volunteers return annually and camp sessions run more smoothly because of their continued support. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete a Volunteer Application

Seeking Volunteers who are:

  • Energetic and Enthusiastic

  • Responsible

  • Compassionate

  • Have A Good Sense of Humor

  • Team Players

  • Committed

  • Ready to Play and Have Fun with Kids!

Volunteer Service Requirements:

  • Be 14 years old or older

  • Participate in an interview

  • Submit the Online Volunteer Application

  • Submit three non-family references with email addresses

  • Complete Digital Fingerprinting which is now required by Florida Law. (We will send you instructions, via email, for scheduling your appointment at a location nearest). NOTE: At this time, we DO NOT accept fingerprinting through any other source.

  • Complete Online Medical Form with a current TB test and immunizations.

NOTE: Summer volunteers must also have a Physical signed by a Medical Professional within a year of arrival.

  • Attend an orientation session on your scheduled arrival day

Year-round programs and events. We offer opportunities for volunteers to assist staff in preparing activities and events, including arts and crafts, group games, and outdoor fun. Learn more about our year-round programs. (Insert Hyperlink)

Maintenance work will provide another opportunity to serve, including lawncare, painting, trail clearing, office work (filing, data entry, shredding), creating materials for our programs and other general tasks.

Corporate or civic groups can volunteer for service projects throughout the year, i.e., build wheelchair-accessible ramps, clean out cabins before summer camp, construct back-drops or props for performing arts program, or provide a cookout for the campers and staff. From small group building projects to helping us to prepare for our summer season, we have a multitude of available volunteer opportunities to suit a variety of interests.

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Donations and Fundraising

You can help sponsor a camper for camp. By sponsoring a child, you can directly support someone on the autism spectrum and their family. If you are interested in sponsoring a child to come to camp, please contact Wendy Neal, at  (Insert Hyperlink)

Please check Camp Idlewild’s Needs List  to help with the overall operation of camp and our programs. (Insert Hyperlink)

Please fill out the following form if you wish to volunteer at Camp Idlewild.