Youth Woodshop Advisor

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Youth Woodshop Advisor Volunteer Job DescriptionRole Overview:

As a Youth Woodshop Advisor, you will play a crucial role in fostering the creativity and skill development of young woodworkers. Your expertise will guide them in using tools safely, planning and executing projects, and understanding essential safety standards. This volunteer position is an opportunity to inspire the next generation of woodworkers and instill a passion for craftsmanship.

  • Passion for Woodworking: A genuine interest in woodworking and a desire to share your knowledge with young learners.
  • Experience: Proficiency in woodworking, including familiarity with various tools, techniques, and safety practices.
  • Patience and Communication: Ability to work with youth, explain concepts clearly, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Safety Awareness: Understanding of safety protocols and the ability to emphasize safe practices in the woodshop.

Advise the camp staff on:
  1. Tools selection and use that will :

    • Introduce youth to different woodworking tools (e.g., saws, drills, sanders) and their proper usage.
    • Teach safe handling techniques, emphasizing protective gear and precautions.
    • Assist youth in selecting appropriate tools for specific projects.
  2. Developing Project Support that will help the staff:

    • Collaborate with youth to plan and execute woodworking projects.
    • Provide guidance on project design, material selection, and construction methods.
    • Encourage creativity while ensuring feasibility and safety.
  3. Establish Safety Standards that:

    • Educate youth about safety rules and best practices in the woodshop.
    • Monitor adherence to safety guidelines during workshops and project sessions.
    • Address any safety concerns promptly.
  4. Help Create a Skill Development:

    • Facilitate skill-building workshops (e.g., joinery, finishing techniques, measuring) based on participants’ interests and abilities.
    • Foster a positive learning environment where youth can explore and improve their woodworking skills.
  5. Assist with Community Engagement that:

    • Encourages youth to showcase their work within the community (e.g., exhibitions, local events).
    • Promotes the woodshop program to attract new participants.
Time Commitment:
  • The Youth Woodshop Advisor role typically involves a commitment of several hours to as many as you would like.
  • Impact: You’ll contribute to the personal growth and skill development of young woodworkers.
  • Community: Join a supportive community of volunteers and youth passionate about woodworking.
  • Learning: Enhance your teaching and mentoring skills while sharing your expertise.

Your role as a Youth Woodshop Advisor extends beyond technical guidance; you’ll also inspire creativity, teamwork, and a love for craftsmanship among the participants.

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About YMCA Camp Campbell


16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, US

Mission Statement

The Y is a cause for strengthening communities, committed every day to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


When you volunteer at YMCA Camp Campbell, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in children, families, and adults. We have many volunteer opportunities ranging from helping out in our garden, facilitating activities for summer camp programs, trail maintenance, and much more. Have an idea for a volunteer project? Share it with us - we welcome your input.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


16275 California 9Boulder Creek, CA 95006



  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Carpentry
  • Woodworking




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Several hours per week to as many as you would like to provide.

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