Volunteer Opportunities

Currently, we are only accepting applications for the following volunteer positions…

Female & Male Counselor positions available during Nokasippi

Staff Acceptance Information

(for volunteers who have completed the application/interview process)

Minnesota Residential Camp Staff Information (Chippewa, Flambeau & Namekagon)
Minnesota Residential Camp Staff Acceptance (837 KB)


Wisconsin Residential Camp Staff Information (Nokasippi)
Wisconsin Residential Camp Staff Acceptance (834 KB)


Camp Odayin is a special place for children with heart disease and all our counselors, nurses and cardiologists are volunteers. We would not exist without the generosity of the amazing people who donate their time for five days. Thank you for your interest in joining us (and more importantly, some incredible kids) at camp! Throughout the year, we are joined by exceptional volunteers to support and guide our campers as nurses, counselors and cardiologists at camp. We welcome volunteer staff at Winter Camp in February, Residential Camp in July and Day Camp in August. The staff application for our 2017 Residential Camp and Day Camp programs is now available and we invite interested volunteers (age 21+) to apply by May 15th.

If you haven’t heard the good news, Camp Odayin is EXPANDING! New this year, we are offering Residential Camp near the Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago area for grades 1-11! We have also made exciting changes to Day Camp. Day Camp will now be offered for K-3rd grade and will be an all-day program, from 9:00am-3:00pm! When you apply, you’ll be able to choose the sessions you are available.

New counselors, we would love to meet you in person! Please save the date to attend interviews at Rondo Library in St. Paul from 3:00 to 4:30 on Sunday, May 21st for MN camps. Interviews for new counselors for our new WI camp is Sunday, June 4th from 1:00 to 3:00. If you live out of town, we will schedule a phone interview with you.

MN Residential Camp
Crosslake, MN
Chippewa (grades 1-6): July 10-14, 2017
Flambeau (grades 6-8): July 17-21, 2017
Namekagon (grades 9-11): July 24-28, 2017
Staff are required to attend the Staff Training in Minneapolis, MN the Sunday prior to their session. Transportation is provided from the hotel in Minneapolis, to camp in Crosslake, MN.

WI Residential Camp
Elkhorn, WI
Nokasippi (grades 1-11): July 31 – August 04, 2017
Staff are required to attend the Staff Training in Milwaukee, WI the Sunday prior to their session. Transportation is provided from the hotel in Milwaukee, to camp in Elkhorn, WI.

MN Day Camp
St. Paul, MN
August 07-11, 2017
Staff are required to attend the Staff Training the week prior to the session.

Thanks to the Joe Gillis Memorial, there are transportation funds available to accepted staff members who live more than 250 miles away. Camp Odayin will reimburse up to $300 for travel costs (airfare, gas, hotels, etc). So, don’t let living far away keep you from applying to volunteer!

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Volunteer Camp Staff Job Descriptions

Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Camp Odayin.
Please email us if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about year-round or camp volunteer opportunities. Camp Odayin is an equal opportunity employer.