"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

We value our volunteers!

Camp would not be possible without the dedication of wonderful volunteers and the generosity of our surrounding community. Why volunteer? As a nonprofit organization, we understand how valuable volunteers are. 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. We hope to welcome many volunteers annually and camp sessions will definitely run more smoothly because of your 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 an Online Volunteer Application 

  • Submit three non-family references with email addresses

  • Complete Digital Fingerprinting which is now required by Florida Law. ONLY if you plan to volunteer more than 10 hours per week or more! (We will send you instructions, via email, for scheduling your appointment at the location nearest you). NOTE: At this time, we DO NOT accept fingerprinting through any other source.

  • Summer staff volunteers must also have a Physical signed by a Medical Professional within a year of arrival. ONLY if you plan to volunteer 10 hours per week or more!

  • 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 for summer and weekend camps.

Maintenance work will provide another opportunity to serve, including lawn care, painting, trail clearing, office work, vehicle maintenance, etc.

Office/Program 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 the 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 and weekend camps, we have a multitude of available volunteer opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skill levels.

Sign up to volunteer 

Donations and Fundraising

You can help sponsor a camper for camp. By sponsoring a child, you can directly support a child with special needs and their family. If you are interested in sponsoring a child to come to camp, please contact Wendy Neal, at 

Please check Camp Idlewild’s Needs/Wish List to help with the overall operation of the camp and our programs.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application if you wish to volunteer at Camp Idlewild.