Connect with us:

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.  Each volunteer position provides training and experience working with peers, group management, child safety, and more.


  • Have previous involvement in any of our SUMMER programs as either a camper or summer counselor
  • Be entering 10th grade - 23 years old
  • Be motivated and have a positive, respectful, patient, and caring attitude

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Walden West Summer Volunteer Counselor Application and Supplemental Questions by April 16th, 2018.
  2. A link to schedule a summer volunteer counselor interview/orientation will be sent out to the email address provided mid-April.

Volunteers of all ages must:

  • Complete Walden West Summer Volunteer Registration Packet and bring with you to your scheduled interview date (week of May 21)
         Medication and other additional forms are also due at this time (note some of these require a doctor/medical professional’s signature)
  • Attend your scheduled counselor interview and orientation (1 hour)
         Bring your original copies of the completed application, registration packet and any additional forms.

Volunteers 18 or older before August 10, 2018 must:

  • Clear a Live Scan fingerprint/background check at the Santa Clara County Office of Education; these will be scheduled at interviews for limited dates and times and must  be completed prior to the start of summer.
  • Plus, if you are NOT  attending high school in the fall, you must complete a TB Risk Assessment Form (signed by a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner) or other proof from your doctor’s office that you have negative test results from the past 60 days. 

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

For questions email: or call (408) 573-3053


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 408-453-4305 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).