Volunteer At Camp

The traditions of AYF Camp Haiastan are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and volunteers.

As a volunteer, you’ll learn and enhance skills that transcend Camp, help build your resume and benefit you throughout your personal and professional life - leadership, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and mentorship.

And more importantly, you’ll help foster an inclusive, positive environment and directly enhance a camper’s summer.

If you are looking for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we invite you to be part of the Camp family.


2023 AYF Camp Haiastan Work Parties!

In preparation for our 2023 camping season, we ask for your assistance with tasks to help prepare our beloved camp!

Each of the days will begin at 9:00 AM and commence at 3PM. We will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you and your families on campus!
2023 volunteer work parties

HR Practices Volunteer for Camp Haiastan

Job Summary:

The HR Practices Volunteer for Camp Haiastan will be responsible for providing professional human resources expertise to support the camp's HR policies and practices. This individual will work closely with the camp's Executive Director and Board to develop and implement effective HR programs that align with the camp's mission and values while complying with HR laws.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the camp's management team to develop HR policies and procedures that are compliant with federal and state regulations.
  • Review and revise current HR policies and procedures to ensure they are up-to-date and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Executive Director and Camp Board on employee relations matters, including performance management, discipline, and conflict resolution.
  • Conduct audits of employee files to ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Assist with HR projects, such as the development of an employee handbook, creation of performance evaluation tools, and other HR initiatives.
  • Assist with other HR-related projects and duties as assigned by the camp's management team.



  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field.
  • Professional certification in human resources (e.g., PHR, SHRM-CP) preferred.
  • Experience working in a human resources role, with a strong understanding of HR policies and practices.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Passion for working with children and supporting the mission of Camp Haiastan.
  • Experience with HR policies to comply with Massachusetts state laws.


Time Commitment:

This is a volunteer position with a time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month.

Camp Haiastan Fundraising Committee Leader Volunteer

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our Fundraising Committee as a Volunteer. In this role, you will be responsible for driving fundraising activities to support Camp Haiastans programs. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in fundraising and a proven track record of success in this field.



  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan for Camp Haiastan
  • Identify and research potential donors and sponsors for the our camp
  • Build relationships with donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders to increase funding and support for Camp Haiastan
  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns, including online and offline initiatives
  • Track and report on fundraising progress and results to Camp Haiastans Executive Director and Board
  • Collaborate with other volunteers and staff members to achieve fundraising goals



  • Prior experience in fundraising, with a proven track record of success in this field
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with donors and sponsors
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and strategies
  • Passion for Camp Haiastan


Time Commitment:

This is a volunteer position with a time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month. 

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