Volunteer Opportunities (14+ yrs)

Volunteering for SFU Camps offers practical experience in a safe & fun environment. Volunteers work with children & youth, build leadership skills, meet new people and have a rewarding summer as part of SFU Athletics & Recreation!

SFU Camps recognizes outstanding volunteers, provides reflective evaluations and confirmation letters. Career Workshops are available and great volunteers are seen as potential camp instructors. 

Camp Volunteers

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2018

Position Name Status Important Dates Description

SFU Summer Camps Volunteer



Applications Closed

Interviews: May 7, 8, 9, 10

Training: June 19, 20

 Job Description


  • Gain practical experience in a fun, safe and welcoming environment
  • Acquire valuable leadership skills
  • Receive reflective evaluations and confirmation letter 
  • Attend Leadership and Career Workshops 
  • Good starting point if you're interested in becoming a camp instructor
  • Receive volunteer hours for future career and school applications

Requirements and Application

Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years of age upon application. 

To apply: complete the online application form and submit a resume including: 

  • Contact information (full name, address, phone, email)
  • Education Level
  • Work & Volunteer Experience
  • Achievements (eg. honour roll, awards, etc)
  • Interests/Activities (eg. sports, subjects, interests, etc.)
  • Skills (eg. computer, languages, special training, etc) 


The minimum commitment is 2 weeks. If accepted, volunteers receive a minimum of 80 hours* (2 weeks of volunteering) and may be eligible for additional weeks.

Select availability carefully as schedule changes may not be accommodated or result in reduced hours.

*Hours are not guaranteed and are based on volunteer assignment and camp enrollment.

Interview and Training

Once volunteer applications have been processed, potential volunteers will be contacted. A 2-hour group interview will take place on a weekday evening.

Applicants are grouped and led through activities to assess leadership, professionalism, communication, and teamwork skills. Expect to have fun participating in ice-breaker games and activities that demonstrate enthusiasm.

If selected, mandatory training includes a campus tour and camps orientation. You will receive establish goals, learn rules and policies, and build relationships with our team of volunteers and staff.

Requesting Reference Letters and Verification

Reference Letters / Job Reference: Please send an email to admin_camps@sfu.ca with the subject line "Volunteer Reference Letter - Your Name". Please include:

  • Your full name
  • Year(s) you volunteered
  • Purpose of the letter (eg. scholarship, job application, university application)
  • Name of scholarship, employer, university, etc.
  • Copy of scholarship requirements, job posting, application or program requirements, etc.
  • Date of when you need the letter / reference
  • Where to send or submit the letter (eg. email address, mailing address) or how we may be contacted to provide the reference (eg. email, phone, online)
Letters of reference must be requested a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.
Activity Verifier: If you wish to have your participation verified for a university or scholarship application, please send an email to admin_camps@sfu.ca with the subject line "Volunteer Activity Verifier - Your Name". Please include:
  • Your full name
  • Year(s) you volunteered
  • Purpose of verification (eg. scholarship, university application, etc.)
  • Name of scholarship, university, etc.
  • How to provide the verification (eg. online, paper form)

SFU Students

CCR: SFU Camps is a CCR approved extra-xurriculur activity. Here is some basic information about the CCR Program

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is the reference document for your co-curricular involvement at SFU, listing your activities outside of classes (e.g., leadership programs and volunteer roles). The Co-Curricular Record is an official university document easily accessible via myInvolvement.

How Does it Work?

  • It tracks your complete involvement history, including a description of each opportunity
  • It acts as an official university document that you can use as supporting documentation for applications to graduate/professional school and/or for job searching.
  • It assists you to articulate the impact of your co-curricular experiences on your personal and professional development.


e admin_camps@sfu.ca 
phone: 778-782-4307