Volunteer with UCLA UniCamp

Applications due January 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Sing songs. Play games. Change minds.

Be part of UCLA’s official student charity, a student tradition since 1934, and apply to volunteer as a UCLA UniCamp counselor for our 2019 camp season! Mentor and inspire kids from underserved communities and give back for one week this summer, all while making new friends throughout the school year and having fun!

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Applications due January 18 by 11:59 p.m.

2019 Initiatives

Pick from one of our seven sessions:


Each has on-campus weekly trainings winter and spring quarters starting Winter Week 5. Days/times vary by session but are generally Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday evenings.

Info Sessions

Learn more about volunteering for UCLA UniCamp at an info session during week 2:

Jan. 15. 7:30pm – 8:30pm in Slichter 2834
Jan. 17. 6pm – 7pm or 8pm – 9pm in Sunset Rec Mesa Room

Learn more

Learn more by following us on Instagram @uclaunicamp, stopping by our table on Bruinwalk winter weeks 1-2, or by emailing volunteer@unicamp.org.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

To volunteer with UCLA UniCamp, you must be at least 18 years old by June 18, 2019. In addition, you must be either a UCLA student or former UniCamp volunteer/camper (former campers must have finished high school by January 1, 2019).

What is the time commitment?

During the school year: roughly 2 hours per week plus two all-day weekend events. Events are not held during finals week. You will attend your one week of camp during summer.

What if I am unsure of what session I’m most interested in?

In the application, you will rate each session based on your interest in the initiative and your availability for training and summer.

What if I am unsure of my summer plans?

Don’t worry! It’s early on in the school year and we know you may still be thinking about internships, jobs, or summer school. Many internships can work with you, especially for the first few sessions of the summer. Just write a note on your application about your summer plans and we can work with you.

Do I need experience as a camp counselor?

Nope! We provide all the training needed, based on American Camp Association standards. Depending on the roles you select, you can also learn about lifeguarding, archery, mountain biking, belaying, and more. You will also learn from professionals about topics specific to your session’s population. At camp, you will work in teams others close by if you need help.

Will I have help fundraising?

Yes! During training, you'll learn how to fundraise. There are also some organized events on- and off-campus that can help you meet your fundraising goal.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unicamp.org, come to an info session, or stop by on Bruinwalk during weeks 1–2!


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Looking for camper applications? Go to apply.unicamp.org to learn more and get reminded when applications are released.