Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms . . .
— 1 Peter 4 10

We are always on the lookout for great people who want to be involved with our ministry!  If you are interested in serving with us, please have a read and get in touch with our Communications Director, Alexis to apply.

volunteer opportunities

Base Camp Work Crew

On our first and last day of trips, you and other work crew will help run our base camp at the farm. Duties include general gear set up and organizing, welcoming campers and parents, cooking the camp meal on the propane cooktop, and other odd jobs. Usually 3 - 4 hours depending on the number of work crew.



Staff Opportunities

Staff Guides

You are a servant leader and have a heart to shepherd our campers and students. You have solid work experience with youth, and you are a certified outdoor leader or have equivalent outdoor leadership experience.  You are motivated and up to date with continuing professional development in your field, and you hold a current certificate in wilderness first aid and CPR-AED.  Staff guides with Zao are hired as contractors on a day rate which includes paid prep time. 

Intern or Practicum Student

We have room for an intern or practicum student starting in Spring of 2015.  We are widely flexible with this position, depending on which area of focus the applicant needs experience with.  Typically you would be an outdoor program student and aspiring guide, and you are looking for leadership and outdoor industry guiding experience.  Like other camps, you will have the opportunity to fundraise (tax receiptable via the CBWC) for your work with our ministry.  See our Internship page for more information.

Professional Drivers

We are occasionally looking for drivers with class 2 or class 4 licenses. Please get in touch with us if you would like more information about this role with Zao.

NOTE: Volunteer & Staff Background Checks: 

we have the privilege to work with wonderful young people, so our application process for staff and volunteers involves interviews and background checks including multiple references and a criminal records check.