Hands-on volunteers are needed for a variety of projects at GENEVA, and contribute immeasurably to GENEVA's ministry. There are opportunities to help carry out the summer program, maintain the facilities, tackle special projects, and to support programs throughout the year. We welcome both individuals and groups, for one-time projects or ongoing opportunities. If you are interested and/or would like more information, please call Sherry Simmons at 616.399.3150 or email Sherry with any questions you may have. Individuals may complete an on-line application

Some of the ways you can help include the following: 

Camper Check-in and Camp Closing Volunteers:

Each Monday morning throughout the summer, we welcome in a new group of campers, close to 450 each week! It's an exciting time full of anticipation of what a week at Camp Geneva will bring. It takes approximately 25 volunteers to come along-side our year-around and summer staff to make this process run as smoothly as it does. Volunteer opportunities include parking cars, greeting and directing camper families and handing out nametags  (2 hours/week, mid June-mid August)  In addition to Monday mornings, we also welcome volunteers to help greet and direct camper families as they arrive for the camp closing programs that are typically on either Friday evenings or Saturday mornings, depending on the week. 


Campers with Special Needs:

Throughout the summer, Camp Geneva will have a number of campers who have physical or cognitive challenges and need a little extra attention to make it possible for them to participate in the camp program. These children may have Autism, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or simply need help focusing. Your special attention can enable these campers to join in the camp activities and have a week filled with fun, laughter, recreation, and opportunities to learn about the love of Christ. Individuals must be at least 18 years old. 

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Spanish Language & Culture Week (July 8-12, 2019):

Spanish Language & Culture Week is a component of our Day Camp program created for children going in to 2nd-4th grade that participate in local Spanish Immersion programs. Volunteers are required to have mastery of the Spanish language. Individuals must be at least 17 years old. 

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Grounds Maintenance:
Keeping up with the camp program is a major task for our staff throughout the summer. Volunteers who enjoy working outside can greatly assist by helping to cut the grass or maintain the landscaping a few hours each week. (2 to 3 hours per week, April-October) 




Skilled Labor:
GENEVA also needs the gifts of people who are skilled in hands-on work like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting and cement work. Primarily week days when our year around staff are available to work along side. 


To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 616.399.3150 or email Sherry at sherry@campgeneva.org.