Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Counsellors are assigned to a cabin of campers with other volunteers/staff. As a team everyone works together to help create a supportive, fun and safe community for the campers.  Volunteers participate in the activities with campers, supervise their campers, and assist their campers with their personal care as needed.  Overall the volunteers role is to ensure that their campers have the best camp experience possible.

If you are interested in volunteering with Easter Seals Camp Horizon please email our Manager, Resources at resourcemanager@easterseals.ab.ca or call us  at 403-949-3818 ext. 28

Camp volunteers must provide a police record check (including vulnerable sector check) valid within the past year. Camp orientation and volunteer training are provided; accommodations and meals are included.


Volunteer applications are available here



Spring Sleepover: March 24-26, 2017 

For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 7-17 and one sibling or friend.  This camp is ideal for new or young campers who have never attended our Light Up A Life summer camp and is a great opportunity to sample what camp is all about. Register early, as this weekend will fill quickly. 


Horizon Mentor Experience

Participants: Individuals with special needs aged 18-50 

Cost: $400

Apply on our volunteer application form.

HoME is for those campers who have always wanted to help out at camp in a higher leadership capacity but need help with personal care or some direct guidance throughout the day. This program involves learning skills for effective volunteering and hands-on mentoring of younger campers with special needs. HoME is perfect for campers who have been coming to Camp Horizon for years and want to give back. 

What You Can Expect

  • Training in appropriate and effective ways of interacting with campers
  • Being placed in a cabin of campers that you will be assisting for the week
  • Mentoring and building relationships with campers, helping with activities, and encouraging campers

2017 Dates: 

HOME July 9 - 14

HOME July 16 - 21

HOME July 30 - August 4

HOME August 6 - 11

Please note: HoME is an application based program. It requires an application form to be completed by your camper. Upon receipt of their application, interviews will be conducted to be sure that this is the program best suited to them.


Fall Sleepover & Teen Retreat: TBD

Fall Sleepover - For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 7-17 and one sibling or friend.

Teen Retreat - For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 15-25. 


ATB Christmas in Kananaskis (Christmas Camp): December 23-26

Our 30+ year tradition of magic continues when we host 60 adults with disabilities for Christmas. It is a festive, joy filled experience that represents the spirit of Christmas. This camp is completely based on the support of our amazing volunteers and is truly an incredible experience for everyone. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team for Christmas Camp:

please fill out this application.


Volunteer with Easter Seals

Did You Know Part 4

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