Work at Camp

Make a real impact this summer by bringing your expertise, passion and energy to One Heartland. We are always on the lookout for smart, creative, compassionate people who are interested in being a positive force in the lives of youth. Make lasting connections while making a lasting difference.


Medical Team

Club Meds Volunteer

Provide direct medical care and treatment to campers and staff. Medical certification required (registered nurse or nurse practitioner). Weekly, half- and full-summer opportunities available.

Mental Health Specialist

Provide campers with supportive, therapeutic and crisis-oriented counseling and intervention. Degree in social work or related field required. Weekly, half- and full-summer opportunities available.


Camp Staff


Assist with all general camp management, train, mentor and work alongside all camp volunteers to ensure an amazing experience for all.

Program Volunteer

Manage a cabin of energy-filled campers, in addition to helping plan, prepare and implement programs such as skill areas, song leading, closing campfire, cabin times and reflections. Assistance with general camp operations required.

Program Volunteer/Camp Ambassador

Open to former campers (18-years and older) as the final step of our leadership program. Gain valuable speaking experience through our Journey of Hope program, lead an outdoor adventure trip and participate in other life skill activities.


Support Staff

Head Cook

Prepare and cook meals in a timely, safe and efficient manner. (Option to work full or part-time during the summer)


Work behind the scenes to ensure our facility is clean, safe and welcoming. Primary responsibilities include cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and vacuuming.

Kitchen Assistant

Help prepare and cook meals. Tasks include prepping the salad bar, baking desserts and setting tables.

Maintenance Assistant

Help keep our amazing facility looking great. Tasks include light-duty repairs to equipment and buildings, changing light bulbs, general yard work and various projects to enhance the property.


Help us tell our story by capturing our campers and staff in action. (Weekly with flexible hours)


Application Process

Thank you so much for completing the first step in applying to volunteer this summer at One Heartland. The following steps will help you through the application process. If you have any questions in regards to this process or the positions please feel free to contact: Allison Jones, Program Coordinator;; 218.372.3988 ext. 300.

Step 1

Apply Online

Step 2

Fill out online background check form

Step 3

Step 3 is only for those who have not worked at camp in 2015 or 2016.

  • Print 3 copies of the reference form
  • Give forms to 3 different professional references (not family members) to fill out on your behalf
  • References should return forms via email or mail to: One Heartland Center 26001 Heinz Road Willow River, MN 55795

Step 4

In addition to filling out these mandatory forms a staff member will be in contact with you to set up a phone or in-person interview. All volunteers including return volunteers will need to complete this interview to be considered for summer 2017. During the application process please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Fax: 218.372.8010

Mail: One Heartland Center 26001 Heinz Road Willow River, MN 55795

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