Current volunteer opportunities and job openings at Dance New England

Paid Positions

Assistant Teen Coordinator

Overview: The Teen Program is hiring 2-3 Assistant Teen Coordinators to assist the Teen Coordinator for all 11 days of Camp, July 31 – August 11, 2024. Must be available for setup and takedown.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in every Teen Program coordination meeting before, during, and after Camp.
  • Lead workshops and activities with the Teen Program participants and facilitate connections between activities.
  • Report any incidents as necessary regarding the health of the participants, the program, or Camp, to the Teen Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure positive and responsive relationships with parents of teens.

Skills: Team player, experience connecting with teens, ability to foster an inclusive, safe, respectful, and fun culture.

Supervised by: Teen Coordinator

Estimated Annual total hours:
Pre-Camp: 0-10 hours
At Camp: 20-30 hours including set-up and takedown
Post Camp: 0-5 on post-Camp report or debrief as directed by the Teen Coordinator and/or Teen Committee Head

Compensation: Free working camp and $15/hour

Please see full job description here.

To apply, email:

Orientation Book (OBook) Editor

OBook Editor sends (previous year’s) OBook entries to each committee head/coordinator to have the current year’s Camp information edited, updated, and accurate. Compiles the entries, sends blurbs and follow-up emails, and edits into one source takes a significant number of hours.

Skills Required: collaboration, attention to detail, organization, computer literacy (Word, Google Docs/Drive, email), time management, and patience.

Hours required pre-Camp (approx): 40+ Work is largely May-August

Compensation: $300

For more information, contact Aileen Gildea-Pyne:
If interested, please contact Michael Swerdloff:

Website Manager

Make corrections and additions to the website as directed by the Board of Directors, Website Committee, and Program & Operations Managers, in a timely fashion. A sense of humor, and the ability to herd cats occasionally (especially for updating Camp pages), are a huge plus.


● Add upcoming events to the front page
● Update the job listings
● Perform routine updates to WordPress and other plugin libraries
● Stage a backup of the WordPress site’s current contents
● Upload documents such as Board meeting minutes and budgets to the Business section of the website


● Familiar with WordPress and/or other website software
● Comfortable with Google Docs
● Ability to be self-directed and prioritize tasks
● Decent editing/grammar skills
● Ability to assess error and traffic logs to resolve issues when they come up

Supervised by: Website Committee Lead / Board Member

Estimated annual total hours: 5-7 hours a month (60-84 per year)

Compensation: TBD; likely to be an hourly wage, which requires tracking your time

If interested, please contact Michael Swerdloff:

Setup/Takedown Coordinator

Responsibilities: The Setup/Takedown Coordinator is one of the first people to arrive at Camp and one of the last people to leave. The coordinator recruits and manages volunteers to set up Camp. They work with area heads to assess needs, ensure each team has sufficient volunteers, and ensure task progress and fulfillment.

Takedown will now be part of the main chore schedule and will take place during the last 2 days of Camp. The coordinator will ensure volunteers show up for shifts, direct volunteers with their tasks and ensure tasks are completed appropriately.

Compensation: $1,000 plus free Camp

Please see full job description here.

If interested in applying send cover letter and resume to:

Shuttle Coordinator

Responsibilities: The Shuttle Coordinator is responsible for the safety, organization, and management of the shuttles at Camp. This includes: organizing and managing volunteers; organizing and managing routes and schedules; communicating with appropriate staff to ensure all Camp shuttle needs are met; and ensuring shuttles are well maintained.

Compensation: $200 stipend, plus a free Camp and chore relief

Please see full job description here.

If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to:

Volunteer Positions

Green Guerillas Coordinator

The Green Guerillas Coordinator is responsible for organizing a crew of Green Guerillas to manage the trash, recycling and compost during Camp. This position requires scheduling volunteers, giving instructions, ensuring the volunteers get the job done, and filling any holes in the schedule.

Four free Camp days

Please see full job description here.
To apply please email:

Work Exchange Coordinator

The Work Exchange Coordinator serves as a liaison between Camp Area Coordinators (Kitchen/Dining Hall, Young People’s Program, Waterfront, Operations) and campers seeking work exchange. Most of the work for this role is done pre-Camp, with some daily duties during Camp.

Compensation: Free Camp
Please see full job description here.

To apply please email:

Recruitment Committee Members

The Recruitment Committee (RC) is charged with reducing the work of the Board by securing the following year’s Board Nominees. We ensure a smoother Board selection process by addressing questions and concerns about potential Board members well in advance of the Community Meeting. The RC also helps educate DNE members about the process and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

Joining the RC is a great opportunity to fulfill DNE membership volunteer hours!

Frequency of meetings: typically monthly via Zoom, from April through September

The RC currently includes: Board members (Nancy Farber, Nick Linsky, and Alice Heller) and non-board members (Aileen Gildea-Pyne, Debbie Steiner Hayes, and Jimi Two Feathers).

If interested, please contact Michael Swedloff:

Parking Coordinator

The Parking Coordinator will design and run a smooth parking and traffic flow system that works on grass in all types of weather, and supports our campers in arriving, unpacking, repacking, and departing with ease.
This includes managing a team of volunteers, directing the parking operations, and communicating with appropriate members of the Dance Camp team when necessary.
Compensation: One free Camp

Please see full job description here.

If interested please send cover letter and resume to:

Teachers Committee Head

● Review the Teachers Committee timeline of all Committee and TC Head items
● After Camp, write Annual Report after meeting with Committee members
● Interface with other committees and Program Manager
● Budget Oversight
● Support committee members in teacher recruitment
● Work with members to create a single master schedule
● Facilitate video calls with the team
● Proofread contracts and OBook in June
● Oversee schedule adjustments as teachers cancel or request changes
● Be on call at Camp and ensure coverage for the duration, including TC setup and TC takedown
● You cannot teach a class during the Camp year you are the TC Head

Skills Required:

● Supervisory skills
● Detail oriented
● Google Doc experience

Hours required at Camp/off Camp (approx): Approximately 40-50 hours throughout the year

Compensation: Free Camp days when on call at Camp

Previously held by: Carolyn Fuller, Bill McAvinney

If interested, please contact Michael Swerdloff:

HR Committee Head and Members

DNE’s Human Resources Committee is involved with equity, processes for hiring staff, performing reviews, etc. Involves leading monthly HR meetings and preparing agendas (minutes are taken by HR Admin Assistant). Experience with hiring and other HR processes preferred.

Oversight: Board of Directors

Estimated number of hours: 12-20 hours/per year.

Compensation: Volunteer


O-Book Committee Members 

O-Book is short for Orientation Booklet. Join the O-Book Committee, which compiles updates from all committees and coordinators to create a program booklet and essential go-to for Dance Camp and DNE. Requests updated blurbs and descriptions from committees, receives and formats schedules and programming descriptions. O-Book production includes digital and print formats.

The whole committee’s work is between 50-100 hours, split into data collecting, proofreading, and formatting. All O-Book work is pre-Camp.

Contact Michael:

Evaluations Committee

Dance New England is seeking one or more persons to assist with our annual Camp evaluation, which we use to make Camp-related decisions, as well as help with occasional smaller surveys around various issues within the community. Ideal volunteers will have experience tabulating responses, contextualizing trends, and analyzing survey data. If you enjoy looking at data and making it useful to others, this would be great for you, and you get to offer a valuable service to the community.

The time commitment would be most significant during July – September: reviewing the old Camp evaluation, editing/updating it, and then interpreting the new data soon after Camp; approximate hours in those months would be 15-20. Additional volunteer time would be as-needed, likely to take 5-10 hours total throughout the rest of the year. (Yearly time commitment: up to ~30 hours.)

Contact Michael:

Website Committee

The Website Committee serves as a conduit between leadership and the community for clear communication about DNE. It also serves as a guide for the Website Manager in terms of setting priorities, such as helping to track larger updates for the website and developing new projects. Website Committee will regularly reach out to and be contacted by various committees for requests to keep the site information current (mainly information about Camp and board-level materials). The time commitment will vary (leading up to Camp will be busier). The Committee will typically meet monthly and make decisions by consensus.

Contact Michael:

Grant Writer

From your home, work with DNE leadership to research and apply for grants supporting DNE. Possible focus areas include grants to help special-needs campers, arts education, and diversity and inclusion programming. Skills required: collaboration, communication, organization, and computer literacy.


Membership Committee Members

The Membership Committee is focused on supporting the members of our community. They work on membership benefits, what it means to be a member, tracking membership, and how to expand membership within the DNE community.

Contact Michael: