Volnteers

Applications are now open! Click here to APPLY. See below for more information or email us at volunteer@victoryjunction.org or call us at 336.495.2073.

Female volunteer talking to camper

Few things are more rewarding than helping a child expand their boundaries and achieve things they never thought possible. Our volunteers play a large part in that process. Are you looking for that type of experience?

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Weekend Camp

Our Family Weekend Camps are designed for the whole family. These programs run from Friday night to Sunday afternoon and provide the opportunity for families to explore the magic of Camp together!

Traditional Summer Camp

Our Traditional Summer Camp programs are overnight programs designed specifically for individual campers between the ages of 6-16 to come to experience the magic of Victory Junction with other kids just like them! These programs are run by a wonderful group of summer staff, volunteers, full-time staff, and medical professionals!

Spring 2023

VJ Family Weekend (General Session): March 3-5*
Golden Ticket Weekend** (First Time Families): March 17-19*
Trillium Family Weekend #1: March 31 – April 2
Trillium Family Weekend #2: April 21-23
Autism Family Weekend: April 28-30

*Flu shots are required for this program.
**Golden Tickets mean all things new at VJ! We want to extend a special invitation to all families who have never attended a VJ program and/or those that have never attended a family weekend to apply for this program.

Summer 2023

Bleeding/Rheumatology: June 10-15
CP/Physical Disabilities/Craniofacial: June 17-22
Sickle Cell: June 24-29
Neuro/Genetics: June 30 – July 4
Spina Bifida/Neuromuscular/Skeletal Dysplasia: July 8-13
Heart/Lung/Kidney: July 15-20
GI/Oncology/Immunology: July 22-27
General Session: July 29 – August 3

These dates reflect the dates that volunteers are required to be on site for orientation and programming.

Requirements

Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older. 18-year-old applicants are also eligible once a year has elapsed since high school graduation. For example, if you graduate in May 2022, you would be eligible to apply after May 2023.
Have the physical and mental capability to care for campers
Complete all pieces of the application process, including our online application, phone interview and provide contacts for 3 professional references
Complete and submit all medical requirements, which includes an on line health screening form, TB test in the last 12 months, MMR, Varicella and Tdap documentation. (Hepatitis B for Medical volunteers)
Provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
Pass a criminal background check
Attend orientation on your scheduled arrival day
Work with our staff and volunteer team collaboratively and effectively

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Volunteering FAQ

Q: How do I apply to volunteer to work with campers for a Weekend camp in the spring or fall or Week long in the summer?
A: For instructions on how to apply go to victoryjunction.org/application-teamvj/.

Q: I’ve volunteered before do I need to submit an application?
A: You will not need to complete a new application. To be considered we will need for you to go into your dashboard. Update your contact information and under forms complete the 2023 Return Volunteer Form and once received we will follow up with you

Q: What is a volunteer’s time commitment?
A: For our summer 2023 camps volunteers will arrive on Saturday and depart on Thursday. The only exception to this is our Session 4 (Neuro/Genetics week), when volunteers will arrive on Friday and depart on Tuesday.

Q: Do you provide housing and meals?
A: For our summer and weekend camps, lodging and meals are provided.

Q: Do you provide transportation from the airport?
A: For our summer sessions we will have one shuttle available on arrival and departure days from the Greensboro airport, train, and bus station.

Q: Can I volunteer for multiple weeks in the summer?
A: We accept volunteers for up to 2 weeks in the summer.

Camper and male volunteer at fishing marina

Spring and Fall Positions

Family Pal

Family Pals are paired with a family and serve as their guide throughout the weekend. That means welcoming your family to camp, escorting them throughout their camp experience and enjoying the joys of camp with all members of the family. Your role is very important because as the initial face of Victory Junction and the family’s constant representation, you have a major part in the feel of camp and the community that is established. In short, laugh, play and care for your campers! Families will live on cabin row and volunteers in program or medical lodges.

Program Pal

Program Pals provide programming which gives our campers the opportunity to try new things and push beyond their comfort zone. Volunteers in this role are assigned to oversee a program area such as Arts & Crafts, Woodshop, Archery, Boating, Fishing, Adam’s Race Shop or the Fab Shop. As a Program Pal you will join a family when your program area is closed so you can continue to experience all of the magic of camp.

Dining Hall Pal

Assist the Kitchen Manager/Chef with various duties, which includes setting up and cleaning up after each meal.

Stable Pal

Assist as needed in the stables. This includes leading campers on horses around our arena, participating in animal adventure, grooming, cleaning stalls and general stable duties.

Vic’s Riders

Our therapeutic riding programs run throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone 13 years or older. No experience working with horses or people with special needs required.

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Summer Positions

Cabin Counselor Volunteer

Volunteers take care of the daily needs of up to 5 campers working alongside our paid summer staff. This position requires being actively involved in the supervision, guidance and motivation of campers by building working relationships with the kids and staff to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained. This position requires long, demanding hours and is a life-changing and rewarding experience. Cabin Counselors are expected to sing, dance and be silly- we play like kids!

Stable Pal

Assist as needed in the stables. This includes leading campers on horses around our arena, participating in animal adventure, grooming, cleaning stalls and general stable duties.

Dining Hall Pal

Assist the Kitchen Manager/Chef with various duties which includes setting up and cleaning up after each meal.

Transportation

Day opportunity – Help transport campers from various parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One third of our campers need our assistance in being able to get to and from camp and drivers and ride alongs are needed on arrival and departure days. All trips will originate from camp and we provide the vehicles and training. CDL license is not required but is highly recommended.