Join the Team
Join the Team
There are many ways to get involved at The Painted Turtle. We encourage you to consider our year-round opportunities: volunteer counselors, medical volunteers, paid summer staff positions, and full-time staff opportunities.
If you are a caring, compassionate, and hard-working individual with an interest in making a difference in the lives of children, please consider joining our team! We appreciate your interest in The Painted Turtle and thank you for your support.
Paid Summer Staff Positions
Our Summer Staff are the foundation of Camp! From late May to late August, The Painted Turtle will be hiring around 60 fantastic staff members to foster the magic of Camp. Though working at Camp is demanding, it is tremendously rewarding. Each camp day involves long hours and limited time off. We expect a lot from our staff, but we also expect staff to gain a tremendous amount from their experience at The Painted Turtle.
Join The Painted Turtle team, where people have big hearts and work tirelessly to ensure we are making a difference. Our culture is fun, emotionally driven, and extremely collaborative. We work by a strong set of core values that guide us in all we do: Community, Trust, Courage, Heart, Vision, Compassion, and most of all Joy!
The Painted Turtle relies on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers every year to accomplish our mission. Each year, more than 800 volunteers donate over 35,000 hours to make the magic of The Painted Turtle a reality. When you volunteer with us, you become a part of The Painted Turtle family: a caring, supportive, and compassionate community that comes together to make a difference in the lives of our campers. Our volunteer opportunities include Family Weekends, Summer Sessions, and the Holiday Gathering in Lake Hughes!
As much as Camp is a life-changing experience for the children who attend, it is a powerful and rejuvenating opportunity for the medical staff that cares for them. We welcome licensed health care providers to volunteer their time and skills to participate in making the dream of camp a reality for children with medical conditions.
Our Health Partners
The Painted Turtle is proud to recognize our outstanding Partnering Hospitals and our remarkable Partner Health Organizations. Together, our Health Partners and The Painted Turtle are committed to providing innovative support services for children with serious medical conditions and their families in a therapeutic camp setting. Our Partnering Hospitals offer outstanding pediatricians, nurses and auxiliary staff along with medical supplies and equipment to The Painted Turtle. Our Partner Health Organizations provide our organization with expertise, medical and volunteer staffing, camper referrals, and funding.
We are so grateful to all the corporations, foundations, organizations, and individuals that help The Painted Turtle flourish. As a member of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network, we run our camp independently and are entirely responsible for raising our own funds. Through the generous support of our friends in the community, we can ensure that Camp will always be free of charge to our campers and families.
Delta Zeta Sorority
Since 2006, Delta Zeta collegiate and alumnae chapters have adopted The Painted Turtle as their National Service Project. The turtle has become more than just a mascot–it is a symbol of positive change and enrichment.