Volunteers … Always Needed! … Always Welcome!

Lutherhaven Ministries would not be where it is today without the faithful gifts of time and talent of more than 70 years of supporters like you! The camps were built through the efforts of literally thousands of devoted servant/volunteers of every age!

Volunteers are always needed—all year long—to help make Camp Lutherhaven and Shoshone Mountain Retreat operate successfully.

There’s always plenty to do around camp, from day to day upkeep to special projects! Come by yourself, as a family, a youth or adult group, a Scout troop, or entire congregation and spend a day, weekend, week or longer serving at Camp Lutherhaven or Shoshone Mountain Retreat!

Cleaning cabins, washing windows, teaching life skills, painting walls, doing dishes, pounding nails, leading hikes, building, fixing, organizing…

…your beautiful camps can use your help, now more than ever!

Contact us for details about volunteering yourself, your family, or your group anytime during the year, for any length of time! We often can provide volunteers with lodging or RV space (with hook-ups) and meals, when available.

From the journal of a Lutherhaven volunteer, 1946:

“A couple of hours each afternoon were devoted to work. Boys and girls with shovels, spades, rakes, and wheelbarrows leveled the ground. A place was cleared for softball, another area for volleyball. Dead limbs were gathered for evening bonfires on the beach, rocks were hauled to definite places, walks and paths were cleared. There was real co-operation on everyone’s part, and a great deal was accomplished. Oh yes! About the middle of that week a truckload of mattresses arrived. That was a pleasant task, carrying them all to their proper places, and our weary bones rested a bit better that night.”   

Volunteer Policies


COVID-19 Guest Guide

New! Long Term Volunteer Vaccination Policy

Thrivent Action Teams

If you or one of your friends are Thrivent members, Thrivent helps get your volunteer stint with Lutherhaven rolling. Thrivent Action Teams are easy. Apply to lead a team, and Thrivent sends you $250 in seed money for project expenses or other resources to put your team together and turn your idea into reality. Your $250 can pay for project expenses, buy building materials, pay for food for your team, launch a fundraiser, or help buy whatever you’ll need to make your project happen!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Families & Groups

Youth, adults, families, churches, and community groups can serve our camps in all sorts of ways. We’d love to have YOU join us!  We have 75 years of experience setting up simple, significant, customized servant projects and events! Opportunities range from one day to several days of service, either over-nighting or day-tripping. Volunteering at camp gives your members chance to:

  • Help in much needed ways: painting, landscaping, maintenance, light construction, splitting wood, environmental projects, and trail work
  • Fellowship with others in appropriate socially distanced ways
  • Enjoy time outside in God’s creation
  • Study God’s Word
  • Learn new skills
  • Have fun with fellow church members of every age!


Summer Resource Staff

For Pastors, Grandparents, Youth Workers, Parents, and other Adult Volunteers (age 18 and older)

Each summer week a servant corps of 5-10 volunteers serves at everything from creative programming to light construction to kitchen work to providing extra care for needy campers!

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Volunteer Health Care Manager

Are you an RN, physician, PA, NP, EMT, medic or first-aider? Health Care Managers serve Sunday to Friday during our 8-week camp season, working alongside Lutherhaven’s Health Care Assistant to play a vital role in the safety and success of our program.

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RV Corps

Retirees, older adults or others with a bit more time on their hands adults use their gifts serving God in fabulous camp and retreat settings!

Utilize Lutherhaven’s or Shoshone’s beautifully situated, full-service RV sites as your home away from home for a weekend, a week, or a season!

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Serve & Play Weekends

Work alongside our full-time staff  and help get your camps ready for summer cleaning cabins, washing windows, painting walls, planting flowers, doing light construction … and plenty more! Servant Weekends include special evening programs, housing, meals and plenty of work to keep you (and your pals) busy and even make you a little tired by the end! Help your camps in truly significant ways, and give yourself and your family a meaningful time working side by side with new (and old) friends!

In addition to hard workers who can build, repair, clean and organize, we’re looking for specialists in areas such as carpentry and painting who can volunteer their time. If you’re a servant who can’t come during Servant Weekends but are free at a later date, let us know! Your beautiful camps can always use your help!

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For Volunteer Opportunities at Camp Lutherhaven: Email Serve.

For Volunteer Opportunities at Shoshone Mountain Retreat: Faythe Vollrath, or phone 208.667.3459 x 114