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    Kiwanis Camp Casey is a week-long summer camp (Sun., July 29- Sat., Aug. 4) on Whidbey Island for children ages 6-17 with physical disabilities. They need enthusiastic and hard-working volunteer counselors (ages 16 or older) who want to make a difference in the lives of 90 campers. Learn more and apply online at

    Spend time outside, gain valuable professional skills and have fun at The Center for Wooden Boats, located on South Lake Union. High School Program Assistants work directly with wooden boats and the people who use them. You will receive training and mentorship, learn about traditional sail and rowboats, help teach youth sailing, assist with renting boats, help maintain the fleet, or volunteer in visitor services. Volunteers commit to 20 hours per week, for a minimum of three weeks during the summer. Applications are available on their website at The application deadline is Fri. May 4th. There is no cost for this program. If you have questions, contact the Center for Wooden Boats at 206-382-2628 or

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association—Western Washington has weeklong summer camps for kids (8-17 years old) with neuromuscular disease. They are looking for teens (16 by June 2018 or older) to be summer camp volunteers. In addition to bringing joy to the campers, this is an amazing opportunity for teens to gain hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences, and medical care. The volunteer team also includes fire fighters, paramedics, and medical professionals from the community. As camp volunteers, teens will acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease and earn 150 service learning hours. Medical training, food and lodging are provided to the volunteers at no cost. The MDA Summer Camp for WA will be at the YMCA Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor from June 23 –June 30. Visit the MDA Summer camp website: and click “Get Started” in the box labeled “Interested in becoming an MDA Summer Camp Volunteer?” at the bottom of the page. Deadline to apply is Fri., April 27. You can also choose to volunteer at the Idaho or Oregon camps in July or August. Email or call the local MDA office at (206) 283-2183 if you have questions.

    You can complete your service learning hours by having fun in the outdoors this summer! Outdoors for All is looking for enthusiastic and responsible volunteers to help with their summer day camps for children and adults with disabilities. The camps run all summer long and include fun activities such as swimming, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and more. Questions or interested in signing up? Contact Rachael at or 206-838-6030 x208.

    Volunteer at the Tilth Alliance Children’s Garden at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford this summer! You will learn about garden education with children, organic gardening techniques, garden biodiversity, and garden to table cooking. Volunteers will help plant and tend the garden with staff and children, aged 1-14. Volunteers should expect to be working with children in the garden and getting dirty each day. Tilth Alliance can be flexible with your schedule. Garden Camps run Monday-Friday 8:00AM-3:30PM from June 25 - August 31. Teens can choose to volunteer an entire week, one or more days a week, or choose from a morning shift (8:00-12) or an afternoon shift (12:00-4) each week. Contact Maren Neldam or (206)633-0451 ext. 109 to sign up. Volunteers must attend a Children’s Garden training/orientation and will fill out a Washington State Criminal History check provided by Seattle Tilth. CPR/First aid training is helpful but not required.

    Stone Soup Theatre seeks teen teaching assistants, interns, and before- and after-care help for its summer theater camps. Each camp runs 9-3, Monday through Friday, and positions are available for each week of the summer. Assistants work directly with students and professional theater artists as they help prepare students to perform a play or musical. See more information at A half-day training will be scheduled in June. To apply, send a letter of interest and contact info for two references (teachers, coaches, or employers) to or call Jeremy at 206 388-9212.

    You can learn about Rain City Rock Camp summer camp volunteer and intern jobs and apply online at