San Francisco - Volunteer Counselors to Assist on Weekend Trips with Special Needs Children/Adults


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Bay Area - Berkeley / Emeryville / San JoseBus Pick up points Emeryville, San Jose / CampbellOR Santa Cruz Mountains - 15 min from Santa CruzSan Francisco, CA 94132


Welcome to Camping Unlimited! For the past 60 years, Camping Unlimited has offered exciting recreational-educational programs for children and adults of all disabilities. Participants with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and other physical/emotional challenges enjoy a wide variety of weekend programs and summer camp sessions with the assistance of our wonderful group of Volunteer Counselors and staff.

Year Round Programs
Campers, staff and Volunteers participate in a great selection of events for all to enjoy! We hike, explore state parks, cheer at sporting events, enjoy theatrical productions, picnics in the park, visit museums, community fairs, festivals and more. On certain weekends we head for the Santa Cruz Mountains and stay at Camp Krem, our nearly 100 acre resident camp in Boulder Creek. Together we dance, create with arts n'crafts, enjoy performing arts with karaoke, talent shows, skits. We also garden, play sports, games and have magical campfires celebrate with special events for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our Campers also trek to the snow country and out of town camping locations to enjoy other exciting type of adventure such as our favorite tradition, going to Apple Hill near Lake Tahoe in the fall.

Volunteers may assist on a variety of weekend options per their own availability. We are currently seeking Volunteer "Counselors" for our extremely popular weekend overnights. This is great experience for those interested in Medicine, Therapeutic Recreation, Education, Physical-Occupational Therapy.


Holiday Overnight - December 15, 16 & 17 - Begins Friday evening to Sunday, 3pm.
Let’s enjoy this festive holiday weekend with our friends at Camp Krem! We’ll decorate a Christmas tree, bake, do arts & crafts, sip cocoa around the fire and plenty more! This trip will include 2 overnight stays at our beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains rustic camp.

New trips will be listed very soon!

The typical schedules available to volunteer are:

1. Saturday Day Trips - 9 - 5

2. Saturday/Sunday weekend overnights, (includes a 1-night stay at our beautiful Camp Krem) Saturday, 9 - to Sunday 5

3. Or extended weekends from Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 5pm.

4. Special Travel Camps - TBA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers "Counselors" should be good role-models and mentors, offering friendship to children or adults of all ages and abilities. They assist with supervision, providing guidance and interacting with activities. They also help with mealtimes prep, cleanup and support Campers who need assistance with personal care.

Being a Volunteer Counselor can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Camp Counseling can also include strenuous activities and long hours. Volunteers become a part of our team and are provided with ongoing support and training by our experienced Program Director and staff.

Our staff, Volunteers and Campers travel to all destinations via our Camping Unlimited bus. The trip pick up points are in Emeryville and San Jose (Campbell), California. Volunteers may also be able to drive to/from to the camp according to special scheduling.

There are no fees to become a Volunteer Counselor or to participate in any of our programs. All volunteers must complete an application, provide references and will be background checked.

TO APPLY : To become a Volunteer Counselor and see a current list of our weekend programs, please visit our website.

See photos and videos taken on some of our wonderful trips on FACEBOOK "Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem".

Thank you for your interest in being a Camping Unlimited Volunteer!

Staff of Camping Unlimited


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Music Arts
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • See Schedule of Dates above.
  • patience, maturity, sense of humor, good communication skills, able to assist special need campers

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