Being a part of DOSA Camps comes in many shapes, ways and forms. Below are just some of the ways you can help.We need any donation you are willing to give YOUR TIME, YOUR TALENTS, even items from our WISH LIST. If you think of other ways you can help call us at 904.230.7447or contact us
Our buddies are high school and college students who volunteer for one week at our sleep away camps. It is a challenging week, and our buddies are charged with the task of caring for one camper 24/7. The reward is great — in challenging yourself, making new friends, forming a friendship with a camper, and earning 120 service hours. Click here to learn more about how to become a DOSA Buddy.
Be a Group Leader
Our group leaders are experienced buddies who have finished at least one year of college. Group leaders are asked to apply to work all 8 weeks of Camp I Am Special, Camp Promise, and Camp Care. They will be trained in CPR, AED, lifeguarding, elementary guitar-playing, behavior management, crisis management, activity supervision, and directing. Each group leader will alternate between a week at camp 24/7 and a week coming out to camp to run activities. Apply now to be a DOSA Group Leader.
Be a Kitchen Director
Coordinate the meals donated each week, purchase and prepare the meals that are not donated. We are fortunate to have 400 adults come out to camp each summer, many to purchase, prepare, and serve a lunch or dinner. The Kitchen Director coordinates these meals and prepares snacks and breakfasts. Apply now to be a DOSA Volunteer.
Be an On-Site Director
Prepare for a week of camp as the on-site director, implementing activities set forth by the ministry office while assisting buddies and campers throughout the week. With group leaders there to help, it is truly a directive position. Directors are asked to prepare for evening buddy meetings, come with some icebreakers for the week, and bring their own creativity to their session. Some directors implement encouragement systems like buddy/camper mail or superlative awards and inspirational notes & activities. Apply now to be a DOSA Volunteer.
Be an Activity Volunteer
Through the main office number 230-7447, you may connect with an on-site director to choose a week to volunteer. Activity volunteers run arts & crafts, music sessions (we ALWAYS need guitar-players!), PE activities, and other isolated events like fishing. The general times are 12:00 pm -4:00 pm each day. Apply now to be a DOSA Volunteer.
Join our Fundraising Committees
We would like to host fundraising events and need a committee volunteer to work the events, advertise, procure silent auction items, create decorations, plan menus, and invite their friends to attend and support camp.Apply now to be a DOSA Volunteer.
Help out Behind The Scenes- gather items from our Wish list
Make a monetary donation, send a giftcard for camp supplies (Target, WalMart, and Publix are preferred), create a small gift for buddies (a special snack or a little pack of candy with some inspirational words), or send in baked goods for a kitchen director to use throughout the week. We have a wish list of items we always need that is updated monthly.
IF YOU HAVE A GIFT, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME TO WORK WITH THE MINISTRY DIRECTOR TO CREATE A SERVICE PROJECT AT CAMP. Apply now to be a DOSA Volunteer.