Join the team and make a lasting impact on kids!


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of this ministry.  Without them, we would not be able to function.  

There are so many ways you can get involved to connect kids to Christ here at Hope Bay Bible Camp.  

Would you prayerfully consider how you might be a blessing here?


See below for more info about what it looks like to serve here!


Summer Volunteer Positions

[All summer positions are considered volunteer (non-paid) positions. ] 

See below for the key positions we need filled for this upcoming summer!  

  • Senior Cabin Leader

    As a Summer Missionary, lead a cabin of up to 8 campers in all aspects of their daily routine.  This includes teaching and mentoring campers in the understanding of the Gospel through cabin Bible studies and devotions, teaching camper skills, and participating in daily chapel sessions, games, and activities.  As the the senior in the cabin you will also mentor a Junior Cabin Leader.


    Preference is given to those age 18+, and those with prior Bible camp experience.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director. 


    Apply as a NEW Summer Missionary  or a  RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Junior Cabin Leader

    As a Summer Missionary, assist the Senior Cabin Leader in all aspects of your campers' daily  routine.  This includes teaching and mentoring campers in the understanding of the Gospel through cabin Bible studies and devotions, teaching camper skills, and participating in daily chapel sessions, games, and activities.  


    Preference is given to those age 16+, and those with prior Bible camp experience.


    Supported by your Senior Cabin Leader, the Program Team, and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a NEW Summer Missionary  or a  RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Discipleship Camp Leader

    As a Summer Missionary, lead a cabin of up to seven teenage campers through all aspects of their daily routine in an intensive two-week program.  This includes teaching and mentoring campers in the understanding of the Gospel through cabin Bible studies and devotions, leading and participating in daily chores around the camp, teaching camper skills, projects, out-trips, and helping to execute  various program elements such as  chapel sessions, games, and activities.  


    The 'Discipleship Camp' program creates opportunities to understand and engage our identity in Christ within community. 


    Preference is given to those age 19+, and those with prior Bible camp experience..


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director. 


    Apply as a NEW Summer Missionary  or a  RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Program Assistant

    As a Summer Missionary you will work closely with the Program Director to make up the Program Team.  You will help plan, prepare and implement the summer program and all of its logistics to ensure that all of Camp's goals are being met.  As a fun and energetic personality you'll enthusiastically engage campers and volunteers, and lead large-group activities.  As a details-oriented person, you'll be in consistent communication with all of the volunteers and departments (eg. cabin leaders, kitchen team, facilities team, etc.) helping to manage the persons and processes for an effective and timely program


    Preference is given to those age 19+ and with prior Bible camp experience and/or leadership training/experience.


    Supported by the Program Director and Ministry Director.


    CONTACT US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED

  • Program Helper

    As a Support Team Member you will have a keen eye for the details and behind-the-scenes needs to help the camp program run smoothly.  Working closely with the Program Team, you will be involved in several direct camper supervision scenarios (eg. teaching camp skills and providing extra support to cabin leaders during Chapel sessions, out-trips, etc.).  You will also be one of the main persons to help set up and take down events (eg. theme meals, wide games, campfire, etc.) and  contributing to the camp in various ways, as asked of by leadership.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role
  • Lifeguard

    As a Support Team  Member,  you'll oversee and be responsible for waterfront safety in our fun and exciting ocean activities.  Conduct swim tests for campers and supervise them at waterfront activities like canoeing, tubing, cliff-jumping, and swimming in a lake and in the ocean.


    Bronze Cross / Bronze Medallion is required.  N.L.S. certificate is preferred.  


    Because this role will only take part of your time, it will be combined with at least one other position--often that of Program Helper.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role

  • Photographer / Videographer

    As a Support Team Member, you have  a natural eye for the visually beautiful.  You'll be a keen observer of all the activities happening throughout the week, and will capture high-caliber media of those events.  At the end of each week, you will pare down your work to a manageable number to be used in promotional material throughout the year, and perhaps even a simple slideshow or video of memories to exhibit to the campers that week.


    Because this role will only take part of your time,  it will be combined with at least one other position--often that of Program Helper.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role

  • Camp Nurse / First Aid Attendant

    As a Support Team Member, you will be responsible for the general health and safety of campers and volunteers, including medical response to injuries, dispensing of approved medications, performing medical checks, medical paperwork and communication with outside medical agents, and the medical registration of campers. 


    Level 3+ First Aid is required. LPN or RN certification is preferred.


    Because this role will not only take part of your time, it will be combined with at least one other position--often that of Program Helper.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role

  • Head Cook

    As a Support Team Member, you will be the weekly leader of the kitchen team.  Working lovingly with Assistant Cooks, you will provide tasty, nutritious, and budgeted meals and snacks for about fifty to eighty persons each week.

    NOTE: You will NOT BE RESPONSIBLE to prepare menus, order groceries,  hire Assistant Cooks.  These are the responsibilities of the Kitchen Manager.


    FoodSafe Level 1 is an asset.


    Supported by the Kitchen Manager and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role

  • Assistant Cook

    As a Support Team Member who's part of the kitchen team, you will assist the Head Cook as s/he prepares all meals and snacks for the week. Duties include food preparation (eg. chopping vegetables, shredding cheese, etc.), preparing recipes (eg. making and baking cookies, etc.), and serving food to all campers and volunteers.


    Supported by the Head Cook, Kitchen Manager,  and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER for this role

  • Camp Speaker

    As a gifted speaker you will prepare and lead teaching sessions to children, youth, or families, depending on the camp session.  The teaching will clearly present the Gospel, will be Christ-centred and based from the Bible. Typically there are 8-9 sessions in a week, and they should be engaging, relevant, and age-appropriate for the campers.   


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply to be a CAMP SPEAKER

Why Be a Camp volunteer?

"Isn't working at Camp just playing around all summer?!"


Time and time again, we are asked some version of this: "How does being at camp all summer contribute to a person's goals?"  Often parents want their teenager or young adult to get a "real job" to be ready for "the real world".  Sometimes young people are interested in "getting ahead" as they prepare for a long-term career.


We believe that camp-work can prepare a person for life far better than most other short-term employment, while simultaneously building into so many other people!


Being a camp volunteer provides...

FOR OTHERS:

-Spiritual guidance

-Role Modeling

-Exposure to the outdoors

-Physical Activity

-Positive relationships

-Lasting memories

-Great example of the love of Christ

-Leading people to salvation (evangelism)

-Leading people in a deeper faith (discipleship)

AND it is possibly the ONLY positive influence in a child's life!


Being a camp volunteer provides...

FOR YOU:

-Something bigger than yourself

-Self-Confidence

-Self Awareness

-Self-Esteen

-Strong work ethic

-Volunteer ideology

-Volunteer hours (HS students)

-Servant heart

-A Multitude of life skills:

  • childcare
  • camp skills (Eg. Archery, Canoeing, etc.)
  • teaching
  • spiritual development and depth
  • interpersonal skills
  • authority and co-workers
  • teamwork
  • non-tech lifestyle
  • physical activity

We truly believe in the amazing impact of camp ministry for the workers and for the campers, and would be happy to talk with you about these and other ways that working here can build into you.  

Get in touch with us!

Summer Volunteer Info

Hiring Process


We're so excited that you want to be a part of HBBC this summer.  We're not scary people, and are committed to work with you throughout the whole application and hiring process.

To ensure that we have the best leaders for those in our care, every applicant goes through the following recruitment process:

  1. Complete the appropriate volunteer application form, and submit it to HBBC.
  2. Distribute the appropriate Reference Forms to your adult, non-family references.
  3. Have your RCMP Criminal Record Check completed at your local detachment. 
  4. Our Leadership will contact you to have an interview with you (by phone or in-person).
  5. After reviewing everything, our Leadership will contact you if you are accepted, and give you the next steps as you prepare for service this summer.


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Preparation & Training


Summer volunteers join the team in late June, and spend more than a week training and learning the ropes of this unique ministry at Hope Bay.  You learn valuable skills and techniques related to your field of ministry here at Camp while enjoying team challenges, awesome games, out-trips around Pender Island, and in-depth Bible study.  Most importantly, you are prepared for the summer, embraced into the family, and share your own creativity and journey.  


'In Safe Hands' is the youth and child protection policy set out by One Hope Canada.  All volunteers are required to learn and stay current with this policy.  Most receive this training during the Team Training week; those who cannot attend must complete the online training course.


Throughout your time of service we seek to enable and encourage you in all of your duties.  We are committed to helping you do the best job you possibly can.  As a community that encourages and empowers one another it is our joy and our conviction to invest in our volunteers through sincere mentorship and genuine relationship. 


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Finances


All summer positions are considered volunteer (non-paid) roles.  We are so grateful for the time and energy that each invests, and we really couldn't do it without them.  The Volunteer Bursary Fund is a small pool of finances to which anyone can donate.  It is managed by HBBC, and at the end of the summer it is divided up and given as a bursary to each qualifying summer volunteer.  

We encourage community members and friends all across the country to give generously to this fund, because we know the value of your service here.  


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Duration of Service


Hiring preference is given to those who can commit to all/most of the summer.  


Often volunteers ask how long they can (or need to) serve in the summer.

The short answer is "as long as you can!"


The longer answer is that we have some volunteers who serve for the entire summer, and we have some volunteers who can only serve for one week.  Both are incredibly valuable to this ministry, and we're so thankful for any amount of time that you're willing to serve Christ in this capacity.  The more weeks you can serve, the more experience and training you'll gain to do your role better, and the greater your impact on children and youth.  Therefore, it is our preference to hire individuals who will be here for the entire summer, and we choose our volunteers with this preference in the forefront of our minds.


We ask that all summer volunteers who will be here for two or more weeks to please make a strong effort to attend the Training week at the end of June.


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Weekends & Time-Off


Each week and day of Camp is very full.  Most of our camp weeks run from Sunday to Friday, and volunteers are required to invest fully during the entire time that campers are on-site.  Weekends are short, but are so important for rejuvenating and being ready for the following week.  As we are situated on an island, going 'home' between camp-weeks is pretty tricky.  Most of our volunteers choose to stay on-island over the weekends to enjoy some peace and quiet, as well as the lovely offerings of Pender: the weekly farmer's market, the local thrift store, and the many beautiful beaches.  We also encourage you to connect with off-site families who can provide a change of scenery on some weekends.  This gives you the chance to rest up and be ready for another intense week of serving kids and teens.


Those who do need to leave Pender Island for a specific weekend can easily make prior arrangements with the Ministry Director.


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More Questions?


Contact us to learn more about what it looks like to serve here at HBBC!