Volunteer

Give your time and talents for REAL impact.

We have a wide array of volunteer opportunities
for groups and individuals of ALL ages.


 

What you should expect when you volunteer:

 

  • Orientation 

  • Project training 

  • Community of support from staff 

  • Meaningful work 

  • Appreciation for your service
     

What is expected of you when you volunteer:

  • Be reliable 

  • Communicate with your supervisor 

  • Inform Volunteer Coordinator of changes to availability or commitment 

  • Abide by the NLOM code of conduct 

  • Show enthusiasm and support for NLOM 

  • Appreciate and respect confidentiality 
     

Volunteer at NLOM to; try something new, broaden your experiences, brush up on skills, and build your faith.

Volunteer Checklist:

 

 

Submit Interest Survey 

This tells us what you might like to help with

 

Form & Waiver print, fill out & mail:

Attn: Amber

NLOM

27416 Ranch Road

Ashland, NE 68003

 

 

Schedule an orientation with

Amber Westling at 402.944.2544

or email at AWestling@nlom.org

 

Tour camp & meet the teams you will be assisting!

Maintenance/Building & Grounds

May - September, Carol Joy Holling Camp

MOWING

Using our Grasshopper riding mowers, mow large sections of our 317 acre property.

Must be 18 or older, preferred experience with Grasshopper mowers.

 

LANDSCAPING

Using our tools and your talents. This task includes tending gardening, mulching, trimming, and more! 

PAINTING

From touch-up projects to fresh paint or stain. We sure could your help! 

BUILDING/CONCRETE

This is an as-needed task. If and when we are blessed to grow we need volunteers to dig with equipment, shovel, and even strap on a tool belt to help us out. If you have experience please let us know!

WOODWORK

Build, Rebuild, or Reinforce some of our benches, crosses, fences and more! 

 

You'll join the Maintenance crew and eat lunch with our campers!

 

Dates/Times: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - dates are open all summer long.

 

Come once or come often. 

EVENTS

GALA

 

 

 

Our volunteers are needed to help with organizing pre-event, during & after.

 

 

 

 A fancy fundraiser event for camp.

 

Hors'drves, Drinks, Silent Auction, Dinner & a live auction-

 

ALL IN ONE AMAZING NIGHT! 

Faith comes alive through YOU, our friends, at the Heart of Camp Gala. 

 

 

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

 

 

Volunteers needed for BOTH tournaments

Pre Event & Post Event

 

 

 

 

A flighted golf tournament at the Ashland Golf Club! 

A flighted golf tournament at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney! 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILT AUCTION

Volunteers needed:

 

Pre-Event

photos, folding and organizing

 

Day of Event

 setting up, during, and taking down 

 

Post Event

organizing, calling & mailing

 

Our 34th Annual Quilt Auction at Carol Joy Holling Camp on July 30! The day promises good food, great fun, and lots of beautiful quilts

A meal is provided on-site at the event.

 

You'll join the Marketing and/or Development Teams for these events.

 

Dates are flexible for most projects.

Typically two weeks before events we are preparing and organizing.

The week after; we put away and reorganize the event materials

 

 Guest Services
 

With 5 buildings, 15 meeting spaces, 20 campsites, a 545 sleeping capacity, and bathhouses to share;

our housekeepers are always busy!

HOUSEKEEPING

Three amazing and dedicated housekeepers keep this place looking spic and span!

 

But here and there; we could some help!

 

 Tasks include; Room Turnover, Bathrooms, Dusting, Vacuuming, Glass Work, etc. 

You will be helping MaryJo and her team in these tasks.

KITCHEN

 

We have a year-round full-service kitchen located in the Sjogren Center.

 

Our kitchen serves the children of our summer camps and also the retreat and conference guests when necessary. 

These duties are often as needed but when you come you will be assisting Garreth & his talented team.

 

 

 

 

 

HOST

Ever wonder how the chairs and tables get set up and moved from building to building? Or whom you should contact if something comes up while you are on-site and in need of assistance?

 

Well... we have a team of fabulous Hosts that help us set everything up for the next group.

 

We would love to see a few Weekend and Overnight Volunteer Hosts ( Age 18 or older).

 

As well as, "setup" and

"take-down" Volunteer Hosts

All ages are invited but please note

 strength is a MUST! This is a very physical job.

You will be working with Grant and his strong team. 

 

Lunch is provided on-site.

 

You'll join the Conference and Retreat Team for these events.

Dates and times vary daily & weekly

Office

PHONES

Love camp and enjoy talking with people?

This is the task for you!

Chantelle will guide you through this task

 

RESEARCH 

 

The internet is an amazing tool these days and we too use it for research. If you are tech-savvy and are comfortable with the computer we would love to hear from you!

You will work with multiple departments on this.

MAILING

We do lots of mailings here at camp to keep all our friends informed!

Bulk is the largest mailing task that volunteers help with.

(Bulk means over 200 items and they have to has to stay in zipcode order) It sounds more confusing than it really is! 

The rest of the tasks are pretty self-explanatory Folding, Stickering, Sealing, and sometimes even Stamping.

 

 We invite church groups, families, and individuals out for these projects often and occasionally- we deliver tasks to be done in your own homes with detailed instructions. 

Amber will be your go-to help on this!

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING

Like and follow our pages on

Facebook or Instagram. 

Share and Comment on the things that interest you! When you do these things others can see that you love camp which will grow our audience every time you support our posts.

If you need help Sarah can guide you!

Prayer Partners

SUMMER MINISTRY TEAM

May-August

 

Could you add a prayer or two to your list for our Summer Ministry Team members? 

This is done in pen pal fashion. We will match you to someone and share provided information about them.

 

We just ask that you pray for their well-being and guidance and keep in contact with them over the summer.

 

Everyone loves to receive letters that include words of encouragement and 

This will be done from home but organized by Shirley, Amber & the Program Team

Year Round Staff 

The same concept for Year-Round Staff. This includes part-time and full-time employees of NLOM.

We ask that you pray over our ministry and our staff.

This will be a collaborative task  by our entire team.

Photography

Videography

Current Needs:

Portraits

Nature

Structures

Events

Retreats

 

You'll join the Marketing Team for this opportunity.

Dates and times vary daily & weekly

Current Needs:

Drones Footage

Nature

Structures

Events

Retreats

Nature Enthusiests

Trails

ALL YEAR ROUND

 

Our property is covered in trails that our campers and guest walk every day to different locations RAIN OR SHINE. 

 

Growing trees and plants creep onto the trails we could really use some help to maintain these trails all year long

 

All materials provided.

You will work with Roger and his team as well as Dennis P on these tasks.

Butterfly Gardens

MAY- AUGUST

 

Onsite we have a beautiful flower garden that attracts butterflies of all sorts. Our campers will get to tend and enjoy while they stay at camp

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When they find a caterpillar our campers will study, feed, and watch as it engages its life cycle.

Once the butterfly hatches we will be released back to nature where it will continue its journey!

Volunteers are needed to help pre-season prep, weekend tend as well as postseason prep.

 

As a Volunteer you will work with Dennis P.

 

Team Building

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Our team building programs will not only bring new energy to your team, they will provide an opportunity to intentionally work on developing and advancing your team’s skills. Working through the challenges together will develop the skills of trust, communication, co-operation and collaboration.

 

Opportunities: 

 

 Ropes Facilitator

Group Assistant

Do you love fishing, hiking, and exploring? 

 

Our woodlands, prairies, wetlands, spring-fed lake, sandstone outcroppings, and abundant wildlife offer a unique place set apart for exploration, discovery, sharing, and learning.

 

We have several miles of hiking trails, a lake for fishing and pond study, a stargazing deck, campfire rings, overnight accommodations, and more. All types of groups are welcome including public and private schools, home school groups, and church groups.

 

Opportunities:

Group Assistant

Master Fisherman

Nature Studies

 

You'll join the Program Team for these opportunities.

Dates and times vary daily & weekly

NLOM Retreats

LOCK- IN's

This is a super neat Highschool retreat offered at Carol Joy Holling Camp.

 

Our "Lock-In" typically consists of an overnight stay along with a jam-packed fun and faith-filled schedule. 

Mother-Tween Daughter

A fall retreat for a mom and her preteen daughter(s) to come out to CJH and spend undivided time together.

Our volunteers for this event will be assisting in hosting this event. Perfect opportunity for a younger mother-daughter team or older. This event is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. 

EXPLORE

Our Explore! Day Retreats are for elementary students. A chance for young campers to get out and enjoy camp in one compact and fun day. A day of adventure and faith-building out at CJH Camp. In addition to Bible Study and worship, they experience many favorite camp activities together 

 

Jay Novicki

This is a day of volunteering with campers with various special needs. All activities are designed to be inclusive at all ability levels. 

 

Unfinished Objects-UFO

Most of the time this retreat hosts quilters; but honestly, crafters of any kind are welcome.

 

This is the perfect opportunity to sneak away and make progress on one of your larger projects. 

Meals will be provided on-site. 

You'll join the Program Team for these events.

If you are passionate about any of these events let us know we would love your help!

Horse Care

SUMMER WEEKENDS

May-August

 

Would the experience of caring for a horse make someone you know very happy?

Our Ranch Camp teaches basic horsemanship skills from certified wranglers. Our horses provide riding experiences such as arena riding, obstacle courses, and trail riding. 

 

But when camp sessions end each week the horses still need lots of love, food, and water.

 Our horses love children and we'd like to share this opportunity with you!

 

All caretakers must be supervised by an adult 18 years of age at all times.

You will work with the program team, Summer Ministry Team, and our maintenance team on this task.

Non- Camp Month Boarding

August- May

 

Horse boarding volunteers provide care, feed, shelter, and grooming for a Carol Joy Holling Camp Horse. Homes typically board 1-2 horses!

Your family is able to ride, care for, and get priceless experience working with a horse during the school year! NLOM agrees to provide instructions for feed, care and equipment needs for your assigned horse(s). We also send along tack for each assigned horse.

 

 Carol Joy Holling is home to
herd of 30+ Horses