At UKANDU, we believe it's a privilege to serve

UKANDU is, first and foremost, a volunteer-driven organization. We're so grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to providing families impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer hope, joy, and connection.

Our programs are 100% free of charge to the families we serve - something that can only be accomplished with the help of over 200+ volunteers that make our two, week-long, residential camps and other year round programs possible.


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Jordan []Jellybean[] - UKAN-COOK (4)

UKANDU (re)Connect

February 10th ; Virtual 

Grab your chef hats and aprons - it's time for another rendition of Camp Kitchen! We'll be joined by none other than Muddy (volunteer extraordinaire AND owner of local restaurants Rangoon Bistro) to teach us how to make a delicious meal at home.



Mandatory Staff Training: June 15 - 16, 2024
Camp Dates: June 16 - 22, 2024

Sprite and Yatzee (1)

Volunteer Training

February 24th ; Moda Tower

Join us from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for training in trauma informed care led by DQ and Sequoia (both licensed professionals). This training will be mandatory for any 2024 UKANDU Volunteers. If you cannot make the in person session it will be recorded for you to watch prior to volunteering.


UKANDU Family Camp

Mandatory Staff Training: July 14 - 15, 2024
Camp Dates: July 14 - 20, 2024

Hear From Our Volunteers

"The joy that they have to be here definitely permeates through. I can't even describe it. It's like asking me to describe love or hope. Camp has been completely life changing and just all the love and the joy and the passion that we as counselors and the campers bring is everything I wish to incorporate in my daily life."

UKANDU Volunteer

"Once you have everybody in the same place at the same time with the goal of giving these kids the most outrageously fun experience, just letting them be a kid again, it all makes sense." 
- UKANDU Volunteer

"For me camp makes the whole world make sense and it does that in a world that makes no sense at all"
- UKANDU Volunteer

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UKANDU volunteers really are one, big, wacky, family. Our volunteers commit their time, talent, and energy each year whether it's with outrageous skits at campfire, staying in a cabin during a week of camp, serving on our leadership team or board of directors, helping execute our two fundraising events, or delivering supplies to participants houses for our virtual events.

It's not an exaggeration to say we wouldn't be able to do what we do without our volunteers! If this sounds like you or something you want to be apart of you can express interest in volunteer opportunities here or reach out to our Program Director, Robin Emerick (Bluebird) with any questions!