From 1907 in England to 68 countries across the globe with a mission of world peace. Scouting is a movement that offers more than meets the eye. Scout Heritage Day is the anniversary of Scouting's formation in America.
TWO SHIFTS - we ask our volunteers to serve the morning (8AM - 1PM) or the afternoon (noon - 5PM) shift.
Our Thanks! Volunteers receive a T-Shirt, and a free pass for all the activities for either the morning or the afternoon shift.
Volunteers receive basic shadowing / training for the first hour, and staff are never more than a few steps away. Even if you are not an outdoor enthusiast, you'll become an expert in a few outdoor skills and teach kids and engage parents throughout your shift.
Basic Information about Volunteering at Base Camp
Volunteering is not only rewarding for you, it can change a child’s life!
The New England Base Camps and their 7 satellite programs locations provide outdoor education and character education opportunities across Eastern Ma. The flagship location (Blue Hills - just outside Boston) provide year round programs for families and school age children each weekend.
The Boy Scouts of America has long been one of America’s largest volunteer organization with over 100 years of youth development experience, and 50 million alumni nationwide. Now that the Boy Scouts are actively seeking to unlock the magic of their curriculum for all families who want to raise children of character - they are also able to provide impactful short-term volunteer opportunities.
These opportunities are great for older teens looking for hands on experience in teaching, coaching or youth development. The volunteer hours are often recognized by school districts and other organizations to fulfill community service requirements. Young adults will be trained and often work alongside educational or recreation professionals.
The opportunities are also great for older folks or retirees. Most the volunteer "heavy lifting" in Scouting is provided by the parents of the children in the program. The short-term volunteer roles provide support and expertise to those parents. As a weekend program volunteer your role will be to impart skills that you’ve acquired throughout your life to children. The program is so robust that virtually every life skill is a part of the curriculum, so even if you’ve never camped, or can’t navigate by the stars, it’s OK! We still need your unique skills so kids can learn about computers, citizenship, gardening and hundreds of other activities.
All volunteers need to pass background check, and basic youth protection training.
- Child Development
- Outdoor Recreation
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 15
- Volunteer shift is 5 hours