Volunteer at Camp - Ten Oaks Project

Volunteer at Oak Grove Family Camp

Oak Grove Family Camp is mostly staffed by the wonderful staff of RKY Camp. However, every year, we hire three Child Wrangler Extraordinaire Volunteers who provide childcare at camp!

The Child Wrangler Extraordinaire is primarily responsible for providing childcare for children and youth from the ages of 0 to 6 while at Oak Grove Family Camp. The Child Wrangler Extraordinaire will provide a quality caring and supportive child care program at the Oak Grove Family Camp that addresses their unique child care needs, meets all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and municipal governments, and operates within the Child Care Practitioner Occupational Standards and Code of Ethics as defined by the Canadian Child Care Federation. We also want people who are camper-centered, supportive, enthusiastic, nurturing, respectful, dynamic, creative, and fun-loving! You can check out the full job description here.

All volunteers must participate in a mandatory volunteer orientation held in Ottawa in July 2019 and be available to work at camp (October 4-6, 2019).


Every member of theChild Wrangler Extraordinaire volunteer team at Oak Grove Family Camp applies to have this volunteer opportunity. All volunteers must successfully complete an interview, reference checks and a police background check. Our volunteers also participate in a mandatory day-long orientation and training.

Applications will be posted on this page on June 3, 2019.


Oak Grove Family Camp offers its volunteer Child Wrangler Extraordinaire staff members a tiered scale honorarium to cover expenses such as time off work and transportation to and from camp.

Tier 1: I do not require an honourarium

Tier 2: $50

Tier 3: $75

Tier 4: $100

To help us make Oak Grove Family Camp accessible to as many people as possible, we ask that you select the tier that best reflects your budget. If none of the honouraria levels would make volunteering at camp accessible to you, the Programs Manager is available to discuss options.

Please note that you will not be asked about honouraria until you are offered a position at Oak Grove Family Camp; we do not want anyone to feel that if they ask for higher honouraria amounts, it will reflect poorly on them in the volunteer selection process. If you are considering applying as a volunteer for Oak Grove Family Camp, please know that we can guarantee you an honourarium of $100 and we will do our best to accommodate all requests above $100. We will confirm your honorarium amount prior to your participation in training and camp. Sometimes volunteers are hired to replace folks and fill gaps at the last minute, between orientation and camp, and honoraria for these volunteers will be negotiated on an individual basis between the individual and the Programs Manager.

Only the Programs Manager, the Executive Director and the Treasurer will know the tier volunteers select. This information will be held in the strictest confidence.