We would love to have you join our IFNet family as a volunteer! We need leaders, motivators, enthusiastic cheerleaders, morale builders, teachers, hobbyists, coaches, golf cart drivers, box movers and much more! Please email us so we can learn more about your interests and talents.
“I always wondered whether our children’s generation, many of whom are now 3rd generation American and not necessarily tied to India, would retain an interest in their culture, heritage, or even see a reason to be around other Indian-American children. To watch them this week was really powerful proof that those ties do indeed remain strong.”
At Camp volunteers are expected to be at camp for the entire duration of camp. Come with a positive attitude and willingness to help in any way. While we have specific roles for volunteers, we also need a team willing to pitch in on whatever needs to be done, even last minute! Be prepared to take on one or more of the following responsibilities while at camp. Prior to camp, we will work with you to assign roles that best fit your interests, skill areas and comfort level:
Enrichment class teacher
Oversee activities (sports, lake/swim time, etc.)
Manage on-site camp food process
Onsite operations support (safety checks, supplies management, etc.)
If you can’t join us at camp but would still like to volunteer, please reach out. There are plenty of ways to get involved and we could use the help!
Looking for an opportunity to earn volunteer hours in a fun and engaging way? This is your chance! Counselors get to be involved in building curriculum for camp, leading classes, helping campers with daily activities, developing relationships with them as mentors, all the while learning and engaging in fun, enriching experiences themselves. Counselors build a stronger connection to their community and make lifelong friends through shared time and experiences together. Please email us to apply to be an IFNet counselor.
“IFNet camp was the highlight of my summer last year! As a counselor, I was not only able to connect with other counselors through various activities and events, but I also bonded really well with the campers I mentored. The camp allowed me to build such a strong connection to both my community and Indian culture and to help the campers do the same.”
Counselors are expected to be at camp for the entire duration of camp, as well as complete required training prior to camp. As a counselor, it is important to model behavior we expect from our campers, like adhering to camp rules, showing respect for others, having a positive attitude and being fully present and engaged in all activities. Be prepared to take on one or more of the following responsibilities while at camp. Prior to camp, we will work with you to assign roles that best fit your interests, skill areas and comfort level:
Oversee activities (swim, art, lake/waterfront)
Assist in managing special events (carnival, Holi, talent show, etc.)
In addition to these roles, Counselors will also engage in their own enrichment activities throughout the week.