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    Volunteer at Sandy Cove

    Your skills, talents, and time make a difference.

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Sandy Cove volunteer!

    Last year, volunteers donated more than 3,400 hours to Sandy Cove, offering their time in departments ranging from maintenance to dining and housekeeping. And every hour was a blessing to the Sandy Cove ministry.  Our volunteers use their gifts, talents and skills in assisting our guests, campers, and staff throughout the year to provide a blessed stay for all who visit Sandy Cove. They are valuable members of the Sandy Cove team and an integral part of the mission.

    What makes a great Sandy Cove volunteer? That's simple. A commitment to our mission to connect people with God and each other, and a willingness to work alongside our team. We pride ourselves on matching volunteers with their interests, strengths, and skills and welcome individual volunteers and groups.

    Interested in bringing your school, church, or youth group to volunteer at Sandy Cove in North East, Maryland? Projects are available throughout the year, and accommodations can often be provided.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Work and Retreat (youth groups and adults)
      Bring your group for a weekend of serving at Sandy Cove! This is a great opportunity to pitch in with projects for part of the weekend and enjoy your free time in retreat mode, including time by the water and in fellowship with your group.
    • Service Project (youth)
      Are you a scout looking for that gold award possibility? Maybe you need to complete a service project to meet the requirements for your school or homeschool group. At Sandy Cove, we have options to help you meet your goals.
    • Work Weekends
      Do you have a knack for carpentry or general maintenance? Love to paint? Join us for our periodic work weekends. We'll supply the jobs. The scenery is just a bonus.
    • Individual Volunteer Opportunities
      Would you like to partner with us in ministry regularly? Whether once a week, once a month, or seasonal, we welcome many individuals who donate time to Sandy Cove in one of our many departments.

    Volunteer Examples

    • Event Set-up and Maintenance
      Help our staff set up and maintain meeting rooms and conference spaces for our large rental groups.
    • Housekeeping
      Assist with washing, drying, and folding laundry, light cleaning, dusting of our common areas, and other tasks.
    • Kitchen and Dining Room
      Help with cooking and prep work or assisting our dining room staff to ensure that our guest meals run smoothly and efficiently.
    • Programming
      Help our Programming department put together welcome packets, work on crafts, or serve as a greeter!
    • Grounds and Maintenance
      Volunteers assist with riverfront, campground and nature trail clean-up, and general maintenance throughout our property.
    • And much more!

    Volunteer Application Process

    • Applicants must fill out a Volunteer Application Form (button below).
    • Following the approval of your application, applicants must then pass a background check and vetting process.
    • Once passed, individuals will be added to the volunteer roster and contacted as opportunities arise!

    Apply to be a Volunteer



    Hours that volunteers have logged at Sandy Cove this year.


    Pounds of laundry that volunteer Mary Williams folds every week!


    Departments at Sandy Cove that can use your help.


    Volunteers donated nearly 700 hours this year!
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