Volunteer Positions

Please Note: Muskoka Woods offers summer volunteer opportunities to staff and guest alumni. Please read the description below and click “apply now” to submit your application.

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Description

The primary role of a volunteer at Muskoka Woods is to support the camp where needed on a week to week basis. Volunteers add a burst of energy and encouragement to their assigned area and are greatly appreciated as we serve our summer guests! Volunteers, most often, will fill a specific need that we have during their assigned week. Volunteers may be assigned to be an in-cabin counsellor, an instructor of one of our many activities, or to a hospitality department such as kitchen or housekeeping. Assignments are generally not known until the week before the volunteer contract commences. Requests, skills and abilities will be evaluated and taken into consideration during assignment. While at camp, volunteers are required to attend all meetings as outlined during onboarding at camp, including Cadence and Small Group. Through our Alumni Family Volunteer program, we also offer opportunities for Alumni to bring their family to camp while they volunteer with us for a week. Through this program, their children have the opportunity to take part in Summer Camp either as a guest in a cabin, or as a day guest, participating in activities while staying with their family, depending on availability. If you would like to participate in the Alumni Family Volunteer program, please apply through this posting and select the appropriate responses. For more information contact volunteer@muskokawoods.com

Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Volunteers must be energetic, have a positive attitude, be willing to constructively contribute to the community and have a desire to serve our guests in a variety of ways. All volunteers must be willing to serve where assigned.



Volunteers will receive room and board.

Contract Dates:


Contract dates are granted in one week sessions from Sundays to Saturdays.

Volunteers may apply for more than one week.

Essential Functions

Depending on the role assigned but generally true for all positions:

  • Possess the ability to work for 7- 9 hours at a time, able to participate in work projects – lifting and carrying between 10-30 lbs, able to stoop, bend, and crouch.
  • Able to assist guests and staff in an emergency, possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff and the ability to accompany guests across camp.
  • Be able to lead small and large group activities, have the ability to verbally communicate well in person and on the phone with staff and guests

Additional Notes

** Please note: All volunteers are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures.

** Please note: All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.