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VOLUNTEER - 2024 Summer Fun for Everyone



If you're new to Jacob's Chance, welcome! We're so glad you're interested in volunteering. No prior experience is required to volunteer!


Volunteer for 2024 Summer Fun for Everyone!

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Summer Fun for Everyone is a multiple-week series of summer camps offered by Jacob's Chance for campers ages 8-40 with developmental, intellectual, and/or physical disabilities. Through one week of outdoor camp, one week of culinary arts camp, another week of sports camp, and a fourth week of arts camp, campers participate in a variety of enriching activities that are focused on positive self-image, socialization, and wellness. Jacob's Chance utilizes the buddy system to ensure each camper is able to participate to their maximum potential.


We welcome volunteers ages 12+ to work individually or in small groups with campers to provide companionship, provide any assistance they may need, and ensure the campers have successful experiences. Volunteers will NOT be asked or permitted to assist with wheelchair transfers/toileting/hygiene needs, or anything that would make them or the camper uncomfortable.


*Mandatory volunteer training/camper social on Thursday, June 13th from 4:45-7:30pm at Deep Run Rec Center. Please let us know if you can't attend this date.*


Outdoor Camp

Date: June 24-27th (Monday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30-12pm (campers of all ages) - FULL

Location: Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Road Henrico, VA 23231)


Culinary Arts Camp

Date: July 8-11th (Monday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30-12pm (younger campers) - FULL

1:30-4pm (adult campers) - FULL

Location: Hope Church RVA (12445 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238)


Sports Camp

Date: July 15-18th (Monday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30-12pm (younger campers) - FULL

1:30-4pm (adult campers)

Location: Tuckahoe Middle School (9000 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229)


Arts Camp

Date: July 22-25th (Monday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30-12pm (younger campers) - FULL

1:30-4pm (adult campers)

Location: Tuckahoe Middle School (9000 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229)


Volunteer for both AM and PM sessions, or choose just one! Volunteers who wish to do both sessions can bring a lunch and stay onsite in between camps. Jacob's Chance ALWAYS welcomes and encourages college-aged and adult volunteers to volunteer for PM sessions especially, so our campers can have peer buddies!

Volunteer Contact Information



We cannot guarantee your correct shirt size if you register after May 1st.

Please tell us what organization/ business or school you are affiliated with. If you are not from either please indicate "none".

Do you have experience working with people with disabilities? Experience is NOT necessary to volunteer. How can we best support you?
Please choose all that apply.

Volunteer Commitment Dates

Volunteers are the backbone of Jacob's Chance. Our participants depend on you for assistance and friendship. When committing, please do everything in your power to attend each day of camp.
Policy Agreements/Waivers

Jacob’s Chance requires all participants, family members, caregivers, staff, board members, and volunteers to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful manner to help maintain a comfortable, safe, and fun environment. In order to engage in Jacob's Chance programs, everyone must read thoroughly and agree to the terms established by the documents below. 

Jacob's Chance Code of Conduct

Jacob's Chance Program Policies

Jacob's Chance Risk, Media, & Concussion Waivers


Jacob’s Chance Volunteers 2023 Authorization of Background Investigation

ALL VOLUNTEERS OVER THE AGE OF 18 MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK TO VOLUNTEER WITH JACOB'S CHANCE. I have carefully read, and understand, this Authorization form and further acknowledge receipt of the separate document entitled “A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” (available at or as a hard copy provided by JACOB’S CHANCE) and the “Applicant Disclosure Statement” and certify that I have read and understand both documents. By my signature below, I consent to the release of consumer reports and/or investigative consumer reports (“Background Reports”) prepared by a consumer reporting agency, such as S2Verify, LLC., to JACOB’S CHANCE and its designated representatives and agents for the purpose of determining my eligibility for employment, continuing employment, employment retention, promotion, reassignment, volunteering, as an independent contractor for services with the JACOB’S CHANCE, or other lawful purposes. I understand that if JACOB’ CHANCE engages in a relationship with me, my consent will apply, and JACOB’S CHANCE may obtain Background Reports throughout my relationship with them, if such obtainment is permissible under applicable State law and JACOB’S CHANCE policy. I also understand that information contained in my application, or otherwise disclosed by me may be used when ordering the Background Reports and that nothing herein shall be construed as an offer of employment or a guarantee of a relationship with JACOB’S CHANCE. I also understand if adverse action is taken from information obtained, in whole or in part, from a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report from a consumer reporting agency, I have the right to receive a copy of the report(s) from the consumer reporting agency. The consumer reporting agency which prepared the consumer report and/or investigative consumer report was S2Verify, LLC. S2Verify, LLC can be contacted at P.O. Box 2597, Roswell, GA 30077 or by phone at (770)649-8282 or by email at I hereby authorize law enforcement agencies, educational institutions (including public and private schools/universities), information service bureaus, consumer reporting agencies, record/data repositories, courts (federal, state, and local), motor vehicle records agencies, my past or present employers, the military, and other information sources to furnish any, and all, information on me that is requested by the consumer reporting agency.