Interested in volunteering at Okizu?

Okizu relies on more than 800 volunteers and 100,000 volunteer hours to make camp a reality each year! Volunteers help at camp, in the office, and at special events and allow us to offer our programs to more than 3,500 individuals each year. We give staff and volunteers, some of whom were campers themselves, the emotional satisfaction of giving to an organization that is devoted to each family member. This giving is part of a circle of support that sustains the Okizu extended family.

“I had no idea how much I could learn from a group of six six-year-old boys. They were a lot of work, but so much fun!” Summer Camp Volunteer

Family Camp Volunteers

Family Camp volunteers come to camp for a weekend to help us provide respite and peer support for patients, siblings, and parents. Volunteers are responsible for watching a group of campers in the mornings, helping with camp activities in the afternoons, and hanging out with campers and families in the evenings. Click here to learn more and apply.

Summer Camp Volunteers

SIBS and Oncology Camp volunteers come to camp for nine days and, after two days of staff training, are responsible for a group of seven to ten children, 24-hours a day for the week. Click here to learn more and apply.

Medical Staff

Medical supervision at camp is overseen by pediatric oncology staff from participating hospitals. These professionals volunteer their time because they enjoy being with the children outside of the hospital setting. Dr. Michael Amylon, Emeritus (Active) Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford University School of Medicine, supervises the medical staff. Click here to learn more and apply.

Under-18 Volunteers

Under-18 Volunteers fill a couple of different roles at camp. Click here to learn more and apply.

Fundraising Events

Special events benefiting Okizu are hosted throughout the year, all throughout Northern California. We are often looking for people to help at golf tournaments, auctions, runs, on committees, and more! Click here to learn more.

Special Projects

Occasionally we need help with office projects in Novato like collating, calling, or stapling. If you are interested in helping with clerical work, please email or call 415.382.9083.


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