Become a Volunteer

What better way to dedicate yourself to volunteer service than to volunteer at camp! Check with the directors of each camp to see about helping with the physical upkeep needs of each site, and which events need counselors, health care providers, and camp resource volunteers.

Please check with the director of Alton L. Collins Retreat Center to see which of the following steps are required for your volunteer work at this adult retreat center:  


(1) CLICK HERE:  Complete ONLINE Volunteer Information and Disclosure Page

Completing the form online is the easiest way for our directors to get your information as quickly as possible!
* If you need a paper copy mailed to you, call the Camp & Retreat Ministries volunteer database manager at (503)802-9210 or email the camping office at Complete this form and send it directly to the site at which you wish to volunteer.

(2) CLICK HERE to run your confidential background check. 

Any volunteer over the age of 18 who could have unsupervised contact with with children, youth, or vulnerable adults must initiate the process for a confidential criminal background check to be completed for Camp & Retreat Ministries of Oregon & Idaho.  This check is required every year.

(3) Download, Complete and Send in your Health form directly to the site where you will be volunteering.

(4) Attend training and planning sessions offered at the site and with the leader of your event.

(5) Commit yourself to be present to the ministry of the site. Whether you are working with a small group children or youth, leading an adult retreat, or helping with the physical upkeep of a site, your committed participation is valued.

Already a Volunteer?

Looking for volunteer forms, handbooks and resources?

Please visit our Volunteer Resources page.

We need:

  • Kitchen workers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Program leaders


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A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon