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Summer Registration Open

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.


  • Previous Walden West Summer Camp Program participation
  • Be at least 15 years of age or be a Walden West Leaders in Training graduate
  • Be motivate and have a positive, respectful, patient, and caring attitude


  1. Receive an invitation to apply by email, a Walden West Summer Camp Volunteer Application, the link to schedule an interview/orientation, and a Registration Packet
  2. Complete all required paperwork and bring with you to your scheduled interview date
  3. Attend your scheduled counselor interview and orientation date/time
    • Bring your completed application and registration packet
    • Please arrive on time for your scheduled interview/orientation
    • Plan for about an hour for your interview/orientation
  4. Receive your assigned week(s) and program(s) by email in early June

Volunteers 18 years and older:

  • Previously fingerprinted volunteer counselors (within the last two years) will not need to reprint
  • 18 years old before June 5th - schedule a no-cost Live Scan fingerprinting/background check at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Please call 408-453-4305 to schedule over the phone. Let them know you will be printing for Walden West Summer Camp.
  • Turning 18 years old after June 5th please email, to receive a special form for your parent/guardian to sign, then follow directions in #2 above

For more information on volunteering for Walden West Summer Camp email or call Russel Krebs (Badger) 408-573-3055.


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).