apply-online-todayVolunteers with a passion for mentoring youth are the backbone of the Power of Hope Camp experience.

Our camps have a 1:2 staff to youth ratio thanks to our dedicated corps of volunteers. This special experience for youth would not be possible without you. If you would like to volunteer at Power of Hope Camp, please complete the online application.

Please note that becoming a Power of Hope volunteer is becoming increasingly competitive. In building our team of staff for camp, preference is given to applicants who demonstrate their experience working with youth along with their expertise in any of the following areas: arts and creativity, community leadership, environmental work, social change, self development, healing, and contemplative work. Our goal is to gather together a group of volunteers and staff that not only complements each other, but also reflects the demographic and needs of the youth.

This camp is unique in that is it based on the Creative Empowerment Model (formerly called the Creative Community Model). While not a requirement, it is recommended that volunteers take Creative Facilitation training and gain experience with the Creative Empowerment Model prior to applying and participating at camp. Creative Facilitation training schedules can be found on the PYE Global website. 

Volunteer roles at Power of Hope Camp:

  • Youth Mentor / Camp Counselor
  • Arts Educator
  • Nature Educator
  • Lifeguard
  • Cook/Assistant Cook/General Kitchen Help

Power of Hope Camp has a small paid staff of highly skilled lead facilitators, teaching artists, camp managers and chefs. Everyone else comes as a volunteer. As a volunteer you’ll have the benefit of expanding your skills and receiving experiential training in using arts with communities.

Volunteers help create a fun, supportive atmosphere where everyone’s voice is heard and respected. Many volunteers have testified to the transformative experience of working at Power of Hope Camp.


Applications for the 2018 are now available! 
Applications for the 2018 Whidbey Island camp are due by April 15, 2018.

We make decisions about volunteers by April 30th. If you need to know earlier for your summer planning, please let us know. Applications received after April 30 will be processed on a space-available basis.


Mandatory Staff Day – July 28. Staff is asked to arrive to the site no later than 10am on July 28. 10am – 12pm will be time for settling in and setting up your camp area. Staff orientation will begin at 12pm. You may arrive to the camp site as early as July 27.

Video Call – To start planning and to develop community among our staff, our lead staff will coordinate a video call approximately 1-month prior to camp. All staff is encouraged to attend.

Facebook Group – We will set up a closed Facebook page for staff to coordinate transportation, workshops, etc. prior to the staff day.

Criminal Background Check – if you are coming from outside of Washington, you will be required to submit a copy of your Criminal Background Check to: 220 2nd Ave South #3, Seattle, WA 98104 prior to the camp start date.

Further Questions – If you have questions about volunteering, please contact helena@pyeglobal.org.