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Give your time and talents for REAL impact.

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


Help us prepare for campers! 

May 18, 2024

Join us at Carol Joy Holling Camp’s annual Work Day! We need your help to prepare our site for the more than 1,500 campers arriving during the summer. Bring friends and family for a day of work in God’s creation!

What you should expect when you volunteer:


  • Orientation 

  • Project training 

  • Community of support from staff 

  • Meaningful work 

  • Appreciation for your service

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

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 

  • Treat and respect sensitive material with confidentiality 

volunteer checklist

Submit Interest Survey (this tells us what you might be a good fit for)
Print & fill out Form & Waiver, and mail to camp
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, NLOM | 27416 Ranch Rd, Ashland, NE 68003

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Maintenance &
Building & Grounds

May - September, Carol Joy Holling Camp


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

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



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!


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


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


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




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

 A fancy fundraiser event for camp - Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, Silent Auction, Dinner & a Live Auction to support camp



Faith comes alive through YOU,

our friends, at the Heart of Camp Gala. 




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! 







Volunteers needed:



photos, folding, and organizing


Day of Event

 setting up, during, and taking down 


Post Event

organizing, calling & mailing

A meal is provided on-site at the event for you.


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

 Guest Services

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

our housekeepers are always busy!


Three amazing and dedicated housekeepers keep this place looking beautiful!

 Tasks include Room Turnover, Clean Bathrooms, Dusting, Vacuuming, etc.

You will be helping our Housekeeping Surpervisor and their team in these tasks.


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).


There's a lot of "setting up" and "tearing down" with this job. Strength is a must! This is a very physical job.

You will be working with our Manager of Hospitality and their strong team. 


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


Our kitchen serves campers at our summer camps and also the retreat and conference guests, when necessary. 

You will be assisting our Chef & their talented team, as needed.

Lunch is provided on-site for you.


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

Dates and times vary daily & weekly.



Love camp and enjoy talking with people?

This is the task for you!

Chantelle will guide you through this task.




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.


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


 We invite church groups, families, and individuals out to help with folding, stickering, sealing, and stamping often, and occasionally we deliver tasks to be done in your own homes with detailed instructions, as well.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will be your go-to on this.



Like and follow our pages on


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, our Graphic Designer can guide you!

Prayer Partners




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!


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.


Current Needs:







Current Needs:

Drone Footage





You'll join the Marketing Team for this opportunity.

Dates and times vary daily & weekly,

Nature Enthusiasts




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 that need to be maintained all year long. All materials provided.

You will work with the Building + Grounds Team, as well as the Manager of Adventure Programs.




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


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


As a Volunteer, you will work with our Manager of Adventure Programs.

Team Building


Our team-building programs will not only bring new energy to your team, but they will also 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, cooperation, and collaboration.



 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.



Group Assistant

Master Fisherman

Nature Studies

You'll join the Program Team for these opportunities.

Dates and times vary daily & weekly,

Horse Care




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.




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 30+ Horses

volunteer checklist

Submit Interest Survey (this tells us what you might be a good fit for)
Print & fill out Form & Waiver, and mail to camp
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, NLOM | 27416 Ranch Rd, Ashland, NE 68003

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