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The Laurel Foundation

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The Laurel Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference in either lives of the youth we serve. If you love to help others, make life-long friendships, and expand your horizons, then volunteer at Camp Laurel!!

Through the support of our volunteers, Camp Laurel transports children affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth to a safe and fun environment where they are free to just be themselves. Our programs enable these at-risk youth to experience the magic and wonders of childhood, free from the stresses of their daily lives.

Volunteers at Camp Laurel act as mentors, activity facilitators, and cabin counselors. Volunteers will get the opportunity to work directly with the kids at camp and get to participate in a variety of traditional camp activities (archery, arts & crafts, campfires, yoga, rock climbing, etc.). Camp counselors will also get the opportunity to introduce our campers (many of whom have never been out of the city) to the natural beauty of the California mountains through outdoor education programming.

Volunteering with Camp Laurel is a rewarding and challenging experience, one that many volunteers return to year after year. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be comfortable working with adults and children with HIV/AIDS, and transgender/gender diverse youth and adults, have good judgment, and lots of energy. Experience with resident camps and/or HIV/AIDS or transgender/gender diverse youth is helpful but is not necessary.


"Every time I come to camp I learn a new life lesson, and that life lesson is always taught to me through the heart of a camper. I have never had any experience that comes close to what I experience every time I come to camp. It’s amazing and life changing and I always come away with more than I could ever give." - Jody (7 camps)

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About The Laurel Foundation


75 South Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, US

Mission Statement

The Laurel Foundation’s educational and support programs are designed to improve the quality of life of over 500 children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and trans/GNC youth each year. The mission of The Laurel Foundation is to empower children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and trans/GNC youth through educational and support programs in a safe and trusting environment.


The Laurel Foundation is a registered, non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Margot Andrew-Anderson. Committed to improving the lives of children living with HIV and AIDS, we believe that every child has the right to experience the wonder of childhood. Through our programs we strive to contribute to the development of each child’s self esteem, self-awareness and self-fulfillment.

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Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


Sat Aug 08, 2020 - Sat Aug 15, 2020
08:00 AM - 11:30 PM  


75 S Grand AvePasadena, CA 91105



  • Problem Solving
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Camp Laurel: Aug. 8-15; Training: TBD (2 days)
  • All volunteers must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check

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