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Rising Appalachia is always looking to bring in motivated, fun loving volunteers willing to share their knowledge with our programs. Join our volunteer mailing list to be the first notified when we're looking for volunteers to booth at local events such as the Pawpaw Festival, for coming out to teach programs to the kids at RAW Camp, or getting the farm ready for a season of fun in the Spring. Sign up and become an active member in your community!

All volunteers who will interact with children will be required to pass a federal background check before being allowed contact with participants.

We are currently seeking qualified, enthusiastic educators to join our team. Current open positions are for summer camp counselors.

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Looking to spend your summer playing hard and teaching area youth the wonders of nature? Working with Rising Appalachia will bring you together with like-minded individuals to offer exceptional programming in an outdoor environment. If you would like to apply, use the link above.

Interested in providing more specific programs without committing to a full summer? We have slots available for privately contracted activities. You can apply HERE.

Description for Counselor Position

Currently Rising Appalachia operates Rising Appalachian Warriors (RAW) summer day camp for children ages 6-17 in Millfield, just 10 minutes outside of the city of Athens. 

Camp counselors provide programming in an outdoor setting Monday through Friday 8am-4pm with extra duties that may carry to 5pm dependent on aftercare registration. Employees will be outside, physically active for the duration of the workday.

Job Responsibilities

50% - Supervision of campers and creating an environment that is safe both physically and mentally for participants

25% - Willingness to play hard and interact with campers in a leadership role.

20% - Delivering programs centered around sustainability, environmental education, the arts, and citizenship within a community.

5% - Maintenance of equipment and grounds. Ensuring a clean and safe environment for campers and other staff.

*Additional opportunities to lead adventure trips are available. If you are interested in being a Trip Leader with RAW please indicate so in the employment application. 


All staff that will be in contact with children or on the camp premises must be able to pass an Ohio and FBI criminal background check and fingerprinting. 

Must be able to be outside engaging in physical activity for over 7 hours per day, rain or shine.

Previous experience in childcare preferred but not required. 

Willingness to learn, to teach, and to be a positive influence in the lives of children.


Counselor positions start at $15/hour during the 9 weeks of summer camp operation, plus bonus opportunities throughout the summer.