JA Camps

Teen Retreat Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of the Arthritis Foundation and make opportunities like JA teen retreat possible! The Arthritis Foundation provides many volunteer opportunities for you to come and spend time with us at teen retreat.

  • Volunteers are required to remain at teen retreat the entire duration.
  • Knowledge of juvenile arthritis or other childhood rheumatic diseases is not required; we will teach you what you need to know. Experience with kids is a plus.
  • Training is a very important part of our volunteer program. Training and orientation are required.
  • Volunteers are required to pass a federal background check.

Volunteer positions available: (subject to availability at each teen retreat location)

  • Activity specialists take charge of a specific program area of teen retreat, help with themes, skits and general silliness of teen retreat and all program activities, as well as serve as a floating volunteer or counselor. Activity specialists help design and implement activities for teens throughout their time at teen retreat.
  • Counselors provide the best examples to teens through positive role modeling, including participating in all activities, keeping comments and attitudes positive, and ensuring teen retreat is a safe and fun environment for all teens.
  • Medical team members will manage and monitor medication administration during the teen retreat, as well as monitor the health of teens and handle first aid emergencies as they occur.

Register to be a volunteer!