Volunteer Opportunities | Flying Horse Farms

Maybe you're a pro marshmallow roaster. Or a great storyteller. Or maybe you simply have a passion for kids. Find out how you can make an impact by being a camp counselor at Flying Horse Farms.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 419-751-7077 or email us at volunteer@flyinghorsefarms.org. We’ll be happy to answer any questions.

If you need help applying online, please download our Volunteer Application Guide. For more information, please review the volunteer descriptions listed below. If you have additional questions, you may also download our FAQ’s for Volunteers or give us a call at 419-751-7077 for more information.

The Opportunity
At camp, no two days are the same. And no one knows this better than our counselors. They’re active from sun-up to sundown, rounding up campers at the morning bell, baiting fish hooks and reading bedtime stories. Counselors are the heart and soul of Flying Horse Farms, playing a lead role in providing the magical, transforming experience we give our campers.

The Responsibility
Being a volunteer at Flying Horse Farms is a huge job. It requires endurance (we have plenty of coffee on hand). It requires mining the details to keep our campers safe (we provide the training). And, most importantly, it takes heart—to help provide the love and fun necessary to let kids with serious illnesses simply be kids again.



Sidekicks: Family Camp Sidekicks are responsible for implementing camp programs as well as engaging and supporting camper families. As a whole, Family Camp Sidekicks are generalists who play many different roles throughout the weekend including welcoming families home to camp and helping them get situated and acquainted with their surroundings. Sidekicks supervise groups of campers, lead activities, and work behind the scenes to help us keep camp on the go.

Family Liaisons: Family Liaisons will arrive to camp on Saturday morning, then be assigned to their program area. Liaisons are responsible for staffing the Camp Concierge table, gathering or calling the program team to gather supplies for families such as games, puzzles, activities, and blankets or pillows, and at times helping to sanitize in between families. Liaisons are only required to be at camp on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Activity Team: Activity Team members are responsible for facilitating all activities at their assigned area. From the waterfront to Arts and Crafts, these team members keep camp running. Activity counselors also have the important job of making sure that all campers can participate in all activities. They are responsible for setting up, leading the activity, and cleaning afterwards.

Lifeguards: Lifeguards will work lakeside or poolside any time that water activities are open to campers and families. Lifeguards can choose to volunteer for an entire session, for a day, or for a shift during a family camp. Lifeguards must be at least 16 years old and must provide proof of current lifeguard certification and current CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED certification.

We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. If serving as a camp counselor or medical volunteer isn’t for you, there are still many ways you can get involved. We need helpers to change lightbulbs, mow the lawn, tend to our vegetable garden, mop floors and countless other tasks. If you have a special talent and time you’d be willing to give, we’d love to have you.

Camp Creators
Help our staff with laundry, making beds, cleaning cabins, and getting camp ready for the next group of campers.

We have openings available for 2021 Camp Creator days! Groups of 8-30 are welcome to sign up for Camp Creator days, with dates subject to change as availability allows. Reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Robert Lyberg if you are interested in signing up for a Camp Creator day.

Large Group (11-30 people) Camp Creator Day Openings:
July 30

Facilities and Maintenance
Keep camp looking gorgeous by mowing the lawn, tending the garden, painting, doing repairs and other tasks. Help keep the dining hall prepped and ready for meal times.

Office Support and Administrative
Assist our office staff with daily administrative tasks.

Help us spread the word of camp by volunteering to staff an event. These volunteers help us coordinate details and make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Event Volunteer
Serve as a champion for our cause and help make magic at our community events. We host several events each year, and to make them happen, we need lots of volunteers to coordinate details ahead of time and work at the actual events too.