Join us as a PALS Leader!

PALS has been built on the power of young people and the enthusiasm of passionate volunteers. We strive to foster leadership development and support our young leaders to build on personal and professional skills. Please do not hesitate to reach out to PALS for information on ways to involved in PALS leadership roles.

Camp PALS Directors - Our Camp PALS Directors design, plan, and execute Camp PALS. The creativity, energy, and unique flare of our Directors is what defines the PALS experience. Learn more about the Camp PALS Director role here.

Assistant Directors - Planning camp is no simple task, and PALS directors can’t do it alone! Assistant camp directors are chosen in November to work alongside director teams and support in any ways they can. The assistant director position is an apprenticeship-style role where the volunteer is delegated tasks by the director team in all areas of fundraising, camper/volunteer recruitment, and schedule planning. While at camp, the assistant director continues to support her or his team while also leading a daily rotation of on-call counselors who assist in daily tasks like meal prep, clean up, and supplies runs. 

PALS Ambassadors - Two of PALS' greatest needs as we continue to grow as an organization continue to be fundraising and recruitment of male and specialty volunteers. PALS Ambassadors are volunteers who work to promote PALS through their personal and professional networks. PALS Ambassadors will work to support the growth and development of the organization through various fundraising and recruitment efforts. In 2019-2020, the Ambassador program is expanding to serve summer programs, the Congratulations Project, and future programming.

Volunteers will have the ability to serve on their favorite or local camp’s leadership working to fundraise and recruit for that specific program. In addition, Ambassadors on camp teams may work towards helping the Camp Directors with tasks throughout the planning season, in efforts to make their programs the best programs yet. Other volunteers will have the ability to serve as Ambassadors for the Congratulations Project! Work with a team of other Ambassadors around the country to help fundraise and promote the Congratulations Project in your local areas. Finally, Volunteers looking to help grow PALS to new locations (like your university) will have the ability to work with PALS Staff to help demonstrate a need in your region, and establish a brand new Camp PALS.

To learn more about our leadership roles, contact our Development Associate, Josh.


For more information on other PALS leadership positions, please click here.