Compassionate Counselor for Diabetes Camp!



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


One-time only


8044 Anetta Road
United States


Hundreds of volunteers year round help make the Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children - Camp Hendon - happen. However, one of the most rewarding and educational volunteer experiences available is the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Hendon with the children and staff.

Volunteer staff must be 18 years of age. Community building is an important part of the camp experience and therefore, we require all staff to volunteer for the full-week session. Selection is contingent on references and a background check.

​The hours are long with limited time off, but the rewards are life-changing. You will discover new talents, new friendships and most importantly make a difference in the lives of many children. We are always looking for volunteers to be Adult Counselors.

As a counselor you are typically assigned to a small group of campers that may be within a larger "den". During the day the host camp professional staff will be running programs and the den counselor is there to play hard and make sure that the kids are having the time of their lives as they follow them through the program rotations and all camp activities. This job requires the counselor to be actively involved in the supervision, guidance and motivation of campers while maintaining a high standard of care. 

​We hope that many of our volunteer counselors are adult role models with diabetes, or recreation or allied health students, but it is not required. The counselor is primarily responsible for individual, small group and den behavior management as well as assisting with blood sugar checks and treatments per protocols. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of diabetes, as in-depth training will be provided.


Training Provided

Housing Available

We welcome


How To Apply

In order to apply to be a counselor for Camp Hendon, you must complete an online application process. To start the process, visit and read about the roles and responsibilities of our volunteers. When you are ready to apply, click the yellow button near the top of the page that says "Register to Volunteer." From there, you will be required to create a username and password for the online registration platform. You will be guided through the online application, and any documentation needed by our team will be available for download. If you have questions at any time throughout the process, you can contact