Volunteer Details

Art and Science in the Woods would not be possible without volunteers. Each year, roughly 100 volunteers serve as teaching assistants, medical staff, administrative assistants, and in many other capacities. We also have a limited number of teen volunteer opportunities for those ages 16 and up.

Before summer camp begins

Before Art and Science in the Woods begins (May through the second week of June), a team of volunteers prepares Blue Heron Farm from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.


Program Prep and Clean-up

  • Trail clearing

  • Painting

  • Class site clean-up

  • Classroom preparation

  • Organization and distribution of supplies

  • Landscaping and mowing

During summer camp

During our week-long Art and Science in the Woods summer camp, we need teaching assistants, evaluators, nurses, and volunteers to help with various duties.


Teaching Assistants

Assist the instructor with class needs


Office Help

Help with mailings, light computer work, organizing supplies, etc.



We need at least two volunteer nurses on site at all times


Bus Monitors

Assist students using bus transportation

I love helping a camper do something they didn’t think they could do, and love seeing their face when they finally accomplish a goal.
— Jason B.

Why volunteer?

Community: Be part of a welcoming group of people all coming together for a common cause.

Enjoyment: There’s nothing quite like seeing the excitement of a child as he or she explores and learns new things.

Read about how volunteering for the Sun Foundation has impacted lives →

For your time and help, volunteers receive:

TA Discount: Adult Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Nurses receive a $50 tuition discount towards each child’s registration fees.

Limited Edition T-shirt: TAs receive a free Art and Science in the Woods T-shirt, designed by an artist from our community.


If you’re interested in volunteering for Art and Science in the Woods summer camp, please fill out the form below. If you’re looking for other Sun Foundation volunteer opportunities, visit our full volunteer information page.

Thanks to our wonderful community, we have enough volunteer nurses, TAs and Junior TAs for 2019 and are no longer taking applications.

Please continue to apply for other ways you can volunteer at camp this summer!