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!


Volunteer Applications

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See below for role descriptions and more info.

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summer positions

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

  • Senior Cabin Leader

    Lead a cabin of up to campers, which includes mentoring a Junior Cabin Leader, leading cabin Bible studies, instructing camper skills, and participation in games and daily chapels.

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


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director. 


    Apply as a NEW Summer Missionary OR RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Junior Cabin Leader

    Assist the Senior Cabin Leader in all cabin duties including cabin Bible studies, instructing/assisting camper skill activities, participating in games, and other camp 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 RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Discipleship Camp Leader

    Lead a cabin of up to 6 teenage campers through an intensive two-week program. The 'Discipleship Camp' program creates opportunities to understand and engage our identity in Christ within community. As the 'DC Leader' you’ll lead your group in daily chores around the camp, in Bible study curriculum and journaling, in helping with Chapel and various program elements, and in art projects and out-trip activities. Preference is given to those age 19+.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director. 


    Apply as a NEW Summer Missionary OR RETURNING Summer Missionary 

  • Lifeguard

    Responsible for waterfront safety. Responsibilities include overseeing/supervising waterfront activities like canoeing, tubing, cliff-jumping, and swimming at Magic Lake and in the ocean, and leading swim tests. 

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


    Because this role will only take part of your time, your position is that of a Support Volunteer, contributing to the camp in various ways, as asked of by leadership.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT VOLUNTEER for this role

  • Photographer / Videographer

    As someone with 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 of memories to exhibit to the campers that week.


    Because this role will only take part of your time, your position is that of a Support Volunteer, contributing to the camp in various ways, as asked of by the leadership.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT VOLUNTEER for this role

  • Camp Nurse

    Responsible for the general health and safety of campers and volunteers, including medical response to injuries, dispensing medications, medical checks, medical paperwork, 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, your position is that of a Support Volunteer, contributing to the camp in various ways, as asked of by leadership.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT VOLUNTEER for this role

  • Chapel Speaker

    Prepare and lead teaching sessions to children and youth, and sometimes to families. The teaching 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 with the SHORT APPLICATION for this role

  • Head Cook

    As leader of the kitchen team, you will prepare menus, order groceries, and manage the persons and processes for food services. Working lovingly with Assistant Cooks, you will provide tasty, nutritious, and budgeted meals and snacks for about fifty to eighty persons each week.

    Ideally, this is a summer-long position, but week-long stints may work as well.

    FoodSafe certificate is required, and we can help you achieve this if necessary.


    Supported by the Program Team and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT VOLUNTEER for this role

  • Assistant Cook

    As part of the kitchen team, you will assist the Head Cook as s/he leads for all food. Duties include food preparation (chopping vegetables, etc.), preparing recipes, and serving food to campers and volunteers.


    Supported by the Head Cook and Ministry Director.


    Apply as a SUPPORT VOLUNTEER for this role

  • Program Assistant

    Working 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 details. As a fun and energetic personality you'll enthusiastically engage campers and volunteers, and lead large-group activities. As a details- and time-oriented person, you'll be in consistent communication with all of the senior, support, and cabin volunteers.  Preference is given to those age 19+.


    Supported by the Program Director and Ministry Director.


    CONTACT US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED

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 Variety 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


'In Safe Hands' is the child protection policies set out by One Hope Canada.  Upon being accepted, volunteers will be asked to complete a short online course in preparation for the summer of interacting with children and youth.


Summer volunteers then 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.  You'll enjoy 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.  


We are 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


We know that you're hard-working, and have sacrificed a lot to serve at Camp this summer.  We want to help you make the most of your time here, and still earn the funds you need for the autumn.  We have a couple of great ways for you to finance your season here and beyond:


1. S.M.A.P.

You can apply for the 'Summer Missionary Assistance Program' from One Hope Canada.  This puts tools in your hand to inform your friends and family of your upcoming summer work as a short-term missionary, and ask them to support you through prayer, encouragement, and finances.  

All of the funds that you raise will be processed by One Hope Canada, and be directed your way as payroll.


SEE THE 'S.M.A.P.' BROCHURE                    APPLY FOR 'S.M.A.P.'


2. BURSARY

The Volunteer Bursary Fund is a 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 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!