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Everyone Has Something To Give: Thank You!

Wow! Look at what we accomplished together in just a single day of giving! A tremendous thank you to our incredible community, who made this year’s #GivingTuesday a huge success. Here’s how so many amazing people generously gave to make a difference:

💛 Pledged more than 1,700 volunteer hours
💚 Raised more than $20,000
💙 Hosted Facebook/Instagram fundraisers and shared hundreds of stories online about the meaningful impact North Star Reach’s camps and programs are making for the campers and families who urgently need them


If you’d like to join our 2022 volunteer movement, you can still pledge hours now until the end of the year, whether that’s donating 5 hours, 50, or more. Each gift of time will also raise $25 for North Star Reach, thanks to the generosity of donors who established a Challenge Fund.

Volunteer opportunities include: Behind-the-scenes program and event support, committees (for events, fundraising, and marketing), service workdays, and more.

Your pledge, if made before the end of 2021, will also raise $25 for North Star Reach, thanks to a Challenge Fund established by generous donors. 

Pledge to Volunteer Today

We can’t thank you enough for your vital gifts of time, talent, and financial support. Each and every volunteer pledge, donation, social post, like, share and cheer fuels the growth and success of our programs. On behalf of the kids and families we serve, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Everyone Has Something to Give

On this GivingTuesday, we’re making a special request for you to give the gift of your time and talent to North Star Reach today.

Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Behind-the-scenes program and event support
  • Committees (for events, fundraising, and marketing)
  • Service workdays

2022 Update: Our Volunteer Pledge Campaign was so successful, we have extended it through early 2022 (however, the Matching Challenge Fund ended on December 31, 2021). We are deeply grateful for your support.

Pledge to Volunteer Today

Questions about what it means to pledge your time and talents? Below, you just may find your answer.

Volunteer Pledge: FAQS

Q: So, you’re asking me to pledge my time rather than give a donation on GivingTuesday? Is that correct?
A: On GivingTuesday, we’re making a special request for you to give the gift of time and talent. You can give anytime, of course, but on November 30, for one day only, every pledge of time on our website will also raise $25 for North Star Reach, thanks to generous donors who established a Challenge Fund. If volunteering isn’t something you can fit into your schedule, or you’re not sure right now, we’d be grateful for a donation or for you to simply help raise awareness by sharing the impact of North Star Reach. Thank you in advance for all you do to support camp.

Q: Can anyone make a volunteer pledge?
A: Yes, anyone can pledge to volunteer. If you’re under the age of 18, we will need parent/guardian consent prior to any actual volunteer assignment.

Q: How do I make a pledge?
A: Click here and submit the Volunteer Pledge form to let us know how many hours you’d like to volunteer.

Q: How long will I have to fulfill the pledge?
A: For all of the 2022 calendar year.

Q: What type of volunteer opportunities will be available?
A: There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including behind-the-scenes program and event support, committees (for events, fundraising, marketing, etc.), service workdays, and, of course, volunteering for summer camp.

Q: What if I make a pledge and I can no longer complete it?
A: We understand schedules and life can be unpredictable, if you are not able to fulfill your pledge, we work with you to adjust the commitment of your pledge.

Q: Are you having camp in-person next year? How do I submit my application to be a program or medical volunteer?

A: Our medical and programs teams are currently working on safely bringing campers and families back to in-person camp in 2022. We anticipate having more updates about the schedule and information about volunteer applications in January. If you are not already on our email list, you can sign-up here for the latest camp updates.

Q: When will I know what projects I will be working on?
A: Your volunteer pledge will be processed by our team in early December and we will be in touch soon to start the conversation with you about how best to match your specific interests with volunteer opportunities at North Star Reach.

If you have additional questions, please email North Star Reach Director of Volunteer Engagement Mike “Coach” Parker ( Thank you in advance for giving your time to support camp. We can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish together on GivingTuesday!