At Camp Burgess & Hayward, we are always working to better our camp and programs, and we would love your help! We have thoughtful, pointed projects for volunteer groups, both large and small, and are always looking for volunteers. For information regarding volunteer opportunities, or to discuss a project idea you may have, please call Camp at (508) 428-2571 or email us.


Volunteer Day is cancelled for 2020; we’ll see you next year!

We cordially invite you to join us for our annual Volunteer Day on Saturday May 9, 2020, which is a fun-filled event where we combine efforts in opening camp for the summer. It’s not all work and no play, though! After all of our hard work, join us for lunch!

Time: 9am – 2pm — We will start the day at the Hayward Pavilion and have a cookout at 1pm!
Place: Camp Hayward – 52 Pinkham Rd., Sandwich, MA 02563

For details on Volunteer Day and to register, please call camp (508) 428-2571.

With 300 acres, thousands of participants, and dozens of buildings, we are always looking for help! A unique skill or a strong motivation to aid others can go a long way here!


The Burgess and Hayward Road Crew is a year-round volunteer opportunity offered to members of our camp community between the ages of 9-17. We strive to foster a greater sense of belonging, self-awareness and social responsibility by investing in service projects on camp and around Eastern Massachusetts. The Road Crew is a great way for our campers to go to new places and to see how good it feels to help others, or to come to camp and aid with a project that needs some attention.

These single-day volunteer opportunities are offered through our camp during the course of the school year, with each lasting 4-6 hours. We host 4 to 6 events per year, and the themes for our projects focus on the issues of hunger and homelessness, community-building, the environment, disaster relief, education, and other social concerns. Service hour documentation is provided at the conclusion of each event, and no long-term commitment is required.

For more information regarding Road Crew events, please call Camp at (508) 428-2571 or email us.


The Farm at Camp Burgess is an educational, diversified organic operation that includes vegetable, herb, and egg production. Production continues year-round in an 800-square-foot heated greenhouse. With laying hens, Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, a barn cat, and a honeybee observation hive, there is always something to do!

Find out more about the Burgess Farm.

For details on Farm-specific volunteering, please call (508) 428-2571.