Candlelighters operates each year with the help of over 200 seasonal volunteers. We accept administrative volunteers on an ongoing basis at our main office and Donation Center.  Volunteers can also apply for seasonal activities and fundraising events.
Contact Mary Vasquez at maryv@candlelighterselp.org for more information or visit the Volunteer Facebook Page.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please click here, Submit Application


Candlelighters offers unpaid internship assignments working alongside staff. Selected interns must have a background in Social Services and be working towards or have a degree in Counseling, Psychology, etc.

Contact: Mary Vasquez mary@candlelighterselp.org if you have any questions.

Camp Courageous

Childhood cancer families love our camps. Volunteer to be a camp counselor and enjoy a weekend of fun and special memories! Camp of the Tall Pines consists of 220 acres of beautiful mountain property by the Lincoln National Forest located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Join us and be a part of a life changing experience.

Golf Tournament

Our golf tournament is a fun day of golf. This fundraiser helps raise awareness of the great need for support to childhood cancer families. Join the committee and/or bring a team to play!

Annual Fall Breakfast

Become a sponsor/underwriter at our important fundraiser that celebrates children with cancer and introduces community members to Candlelighters mission.

Family Picnic

Donations needed are toys, candy, food, beverages and gift cards. Volunteers are needed to run the grill, games, set-up and take-down.Held in August each year, a fun event for the entire family with food, games, recreational activities, and music at Wet N | Wild Waterworld