Fremont/South Bay - Volunteer Counselors to Assist on Weekend Trips w/Special Needs


Cause Areas


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


102 Brook Lane(Pickup in Emeryville, Hayward, Fremont, Campbell)Boulder Creek (13 mi fr. Santa Cruz), CA 94555


Welcome to our Camping Unlimited Programs!

Since 1957 Camping Unlimited has offered exciting weekend recreational opportunities and summer camping for children and adults with disabilities. Participants with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other challenges enjoy weekend day trips and overnight adventures with the help of our wonderful Volunteers. We explore beautiful state parks, attend sporting events, theatrical productions, visit museums, community fairs, festivals and more. A favorite adventure is heading to the Santa Cruz Mountains to stay at beautiful Camp Krem. We explore the redwoods hiking through nature trails, create with arts n'crafts, dance, perform with karaoke, talent shows and have magical campfires, We also garden, cook, play sports, games, pamper our pet "Piggy Smalls" and our friendly chickens! There is So much to celebrate at Camp Krem when we gather for pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas party overnights and Spring breaks! Camping Unlimited programs also include short and extended travel camps going to the snow, Lake Tahoe and in the past have vacationed in Hawaii and cruised to Mexico!


Volunteers assist on a variety of weekend options based on their availability. We are currently seeking Volunteers for our extremely popular weekend overnights. The typical schedules available to volunteer are: 1-Day Trips, Saturday, 9 - 5 or Saturday/Sunday weekend overnights, (includes a 1-night stay) 9 - 5, Or extended weekends from Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 5pm. Travel Camps - TBA.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Volunteers "Counselors" should be good role-models, mentors, offering friendship and guidance while interacting on all activities. They assist with supervision, mealtime prep, cleanup and support Campers who need assistance with personal care. Being a Volunteer Counselor can be both physically and emotionally challenging and at times, can include long hours. Volunteers become a part of our team and are provided with ongoing support and training by our experienced Program Directors and staff.

Volunteers and Campers travel to all destinations via our Camping Unlimited bus. Pick up points are in Emeryville and San Jose (Campbell), California. 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.

** This is great experience for those interested in Medicine, Therapeutic Recreation, Education, Physical-Occupational Therapy and other human service careers.

To Apply: Please email us at of your interest to become a volunteer. Our Program Directors will contact you as soon as possible.

See photos taken on some of our wonderful trips on FACEBOOK "Camping Unlimited". Also enjoy our video of summer camp at Camp Krem!

See video of our beautiful Camp Krem!



February 25-26:Mardi Gras Overnight at Camp Krem

Let the festivities begin! This weekend, as well as the usual camp fun, we’ll be making masks, dancing, parading and cooking up some delicious Cajun food.

March 4:Pippi Longstocking

Let’s head into San Francisco to see the Bay Area Children’s Theatre production of Pippi Longstocking!

March 18: Sky High Sports & Movie Trip

We’re off to Sky High Sports to bounce the morning away, before heading to the cinema to relax and enjoy a movie!

March 24-26: Mini Spring Break at Camp Krem

Let’s celebrate the arrival of Spring with our mini Spring Break weekend at Camp Krem. We’ll spend some time getting the garden ready, enjoying the beautiful hiking trails and will take a day trip to the beach for a cook-out!

April 1: Old Sacramento Day Trip Join us as we take in some history in Old Sacramento. We'll spend the day exploring, checking out railroads, museums, riverboats and the many different sights Old Sacramento has to offer, as well as enjoying a picnic lunch!
April 7-9: New Camper Overnight*
Come join us for a weekend of fun based around all that Camp Krem has to offer! Activities will be focused around exploring all the beauty of the Camp Krem property. Perfect to get to know the place... or to fall in love with it all over again!
*(Returning campers are welcome, but new campers get enrollment priority for this weekend)

April 15: Dance-a-Thon for Autism Put on your dancing shoes and let's boogie at the SF Autism Society's Dance-a-Thon for Autism! This is a fundraising event to benefit Camp Krem and six other fabulous autism-serving recreation programs! Let's show off the fabulous dancing talent our Camp Krem campers have!

April 22-23: Overnight & Beach BBQ
Ready to have some fun on the beautiful California Central Coast? So are we! This respite will feature a beach-side barbecue cookout and some tide pool exploration! Whether you want to kick back in the sand or get your feet wet next to some anemones, this respite has something for everyone.

May 5-7: Watsonville KOA Camp-Out
We will be returning to the award-winning KOA in Watsonville for this trip. The KOA offers fun activities every night, nearby beaches and a putt-putt course. Don't miss out on the fun!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Camping Unlimited!

Staff of Camping Unlimited


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

Good Match For

People 55+

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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