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Walden West (at Saratoga)
15555 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Walden West (at Cupertino)
13851 Stevens Canyon Road
Cupertino, CA 95014

Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors

Walden West Summer Camp offers many great volunteer opportunities all summer long. These opportunities create lasting memories and prepare young people to be successful stewards of the future. Each volunteer position provides training and experience working with peers, group management, child safety, and more. Please read below for more information.


  • Attend a summer volunteer meeting (multiple dates available)
  • Be at least 16 years of age or recommended by a Walden West staff member
  • Be motivated and have a positive, respectful, patient, and caring attitude


  1. Send in your completed Walden West Summer Volunteer Counselor Application and Supplemental Questions by April 16th, 2018

    Email:      Fax: 408-573-3081

  2. Schedule your summer volunteer counselor interview/orientation  (details coming soon!)

  3. Complete Walden West Summer Volunteer Registration Packet and bring with you to your scheduled interview date (week of May 21)

    1. Each page must be fully completed and signed where indicated
    2. Medication and other additional forms are also due at this time (note some of these require a doctor/medical professional’s signature)
    3. If you will be 18 or older before August 10, 2018 and not attending high school in the fall, you must also show proof of negative TB.  You can submit the TB Risk Assessment Form or other proof from your doctor’s office that you have negative test results from the past 60 days.

  4. Attend your scheduled counselor interview and orientation (Week of May 21)

    1. Bring your original copies of the completed application, registration packet and any additional forms.
    2. Please arrive on time for your scheduled interview/orientation; plan for about an hour
    3. If you will be 18 or older before August 10, 2018, be prepared to schedule your Live Scan fingerprinting appointment at this time. Summer counselor fingerprinting will only be available prior to the start of camp and on a limited schedule.

  5. If you will be 18 or older before August 10, 2018, you must complete the Live Scan fingerprinting at the SCCOE by June 5th.

Volunteers will receive their assigned week(s) and program(s) by email in early June

For more information on volunteering for Walden West Summer Camp email


Other Opportunities

Check out school year opportunities waiting for you at Walden West.

Live Scan/Background Check

All volunteers 18 and older MUST schedule a fingerprint background check at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. It may take up to TWO WEEKS to clear your prints and background check. Print as soon as possible.

Schedule a free appointment: 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose CA 95131

Appointments are every 15 minutes, between 10am – 4pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Email some dates/times that work for you – provide as many options as possible and be sure to include your full name and phone number as well as the date you plan to volunteer.

Or, call Diana 408-453-4369 to schedule over the phone.

In order to print you must provide your social security number and show a valid government issued photo ID (school ID cards do not qualify).