Camp Viola Mountville, GA
Camp Viola

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer/Donate:

Each year Camp Viola is fortunate to receive numerous telephone calls and written request from individuals, civic and community organizations as well as local and regional businesses inquiring about volunteer opportunities at Camp Viola or how they can send financial gifts or donations to the camp to support the overall mission of Camp Viola, which is to serve the underprivileged children of Troup County and our neighboring West Georgia communities. In that Camp Viola is a 503(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization we depend heavily on grants and the generosity of others to sustain annual operating expenses. We welcome any and all donations to Camp Viola, especially those from our churches, local businesses and civic organizations. Donations come in many forms and at times have provided much needed equipment maintenance, building or roof repair, even new equipment has been donated to the camp by individuals or companies wanting to be part of providing this exciting adventure to the children we serve. Of significant value and importance are the volunteers that donate their time and energy every summer to spend a day, several days, or an entire week at camp as a “Volunteer Counselor’, working closely with the sponsoring Churches and camp staff to ensure the camp can annually serve as many children as possible. Recently the camp was privileged to have Soldiers from Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia to assist our staff in clearing trees and brush for the purpose of building additional biking trails. Hopefully it has become apparent that we appreciate and embrace all types of donations that allow us to continue to fulfill the vision of the Camp’s founder, Miss Viola Burks.

 

How to Volunteer:

Individuals or organizations that wish to volunteer their time and energies to Camp Viola can contact our offices by calling (706) 298-0050, extension 1051, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. We are excited to discuss the camp’s mission and current volunteer projects and how your individual or group’s volunteer services can be utilized. For current volunteer needs and projects please go to the “Volunteer/Projects” page of this website. It has a list of volunteer opportunities at Camp Viola. The page is regularly updated to reflect our on-going volunteer projects and opportunities.

 

Experiences of Past Volunteers:

This section will often post comments and or actual letters we receive from persons or groups that have volunteered or donated their time and expertise to Camp Viola. Check the Volunteer/Donations page often to see what people are saying about their volunteer experiences at Camp Viola. Hopefully the comments and letters will inspire you or your organization to volunteer as well as give you some ideas about how you can donate your time and services to Camp Viola.

 

A Local Contractor’s Volunteer Experience:

Alvaro, a local contractor shared this with one of our staff: “I first spent time at Camp Viola when our church rented the camp for a spiritual retreat. A couple of months later one of the camp staff called me explaining that a building at Camp Viola had a roof problem and would leak water into the building when it rained. He stated he knew that as a roofing contractor I might consider giving him an estimate to repair the building’s roof. As I checked the roof and assessed the damage I recalled our churches wonderful experience at camp and knew that I was supposed to be repairing this roof. I gladly donated my time and materials to repair the roof, which to this day doesn’t leak water when it rains. I know this because our church continues to use the camp for holiday and spiritual services with our members”.

 

The Camp Viola Board of Trustees and staff enjoy receiving letters or telephone calls from individuals, families, churches, and groups that have used the facility for their Corporate, Community or Family event. We regularly post comments as we receive them and welcome feedback regarding comments posted on this page.