Have extra time on your hands and want to add non-profit/volunteer work to your resume and show you were not just “sitting around” while waiting for another opportunity – AND get and extra edge on your resume? Contact Meg Eldridge at 512-472-8107.
The Austin Sunshine Camps’ are always in need of volunteers. Whether it’s canoeing with campers and assisting with carnival night in the summer or participating as a mentor and tutor in our Leadership Program, your skills and desire to help are very much appreciated. The primary volunteer base for the Sunshine Camps comes from the men of the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) of Austin. In addition to the YMBL volunteers, members of the following organizations and businesses regularly volunteer:
Carnival Night (NO AGE REQUIREMENT OR MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS)
Where: ASC Zilker Park facilty Camp Grounds
When: First night of each camp session
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who: 20 Volunteers
What: Man the Carnival Night booths on the first night of camp
8 carnival night booths
Clown Face Toss
Planet Ball Toss
Canoe Night (MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YRS OLD)
Where: 2100 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78746
At the Boat Docks
When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who: 8-10 volunteers (13 max)
One volunteer and three kids per canoe
Volunteer shifts (1st shift/ 2nd shift or both)
• Shift 1 (6:00 p.m.): set up canoes
• Shift 2 (7:00 p.m.): put away canoes
What: Take campers on a canoe ride around Lady Bird Lake
Lost Chief Night (YMBL MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED)
Where: ASC Zilker Camp Grounds (Disk Golf Course)
2225 Andrew Zilker Road
When: Last night of each camp session
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Who: 5-7 volunteers
What: YMBL members dress as members of the Lost Chief Tribe and act out a skit illustrating the importance of respecting your peers, elders, the environment as well as being part of a community. The Lost Chief and Medicine Man give each camper a feather and a tribe name.
Art Shack (NO AGE OR MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS)
When: 2nd-5th days of each camp session
9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m./10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Where: Art Shack (behind the main building)
2225 Andrew Zilker Road 78746
Who: 2-3 volunteers each day assist Art Shack instructor
What: Two groups of 20 campers each day
Campers will have opportunities to work on assigned arts and crafts
We also have opportunities for service organizations looking to complete projects! Boy Scouts, Company groups and many others of all ages have worked at our camp locations to keep them running smoothly and beautiful. Contact Meg Eldridge if you're interested! To find out more about how you or your organization can volunteer with the Austin Sunshine Camps please contact Meg Eldridge.