Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Coaches


Ellington Recreation Department’s success is dependent on volunteers. We are looking for volunteer coaches for many of our youth sports as well as event volunteers. If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the Coaches Request Form. Please contact us at 860-870-3118 or email us if you are interested.

Officials Wanted


Anyone interested in becoming a youth basketball official or a certified youth lacrosse official please complete and submit an application along with a calendar of your availability to the Parks and Recreation Department, 31 Arbor Way.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department Office or on the website. Youth Basketball Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th; and 9th through 12th. Youth Lacrosse Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Dustin Huguenin, Recreation Director at 860-870-3118.

Summer Day Camp : Camper to Counselor


ages 13-15 years 

(16+ must apply for counselor positions)

(Register no later than May 1)

A maximum of 12 people will be chosen for volunteer positions for the Summer Day Camp. These are not paid positions. Each chosen participant will be given up to two weeks of “work” at camp based on performance (at the discretion of the Directors). As a Camper-to-Counselor you will be working side-by-side with Camp Directors and Counselors, becoming part of the camp support staff, building leadership skills and providing assistance and encouragement to camp participants. Potential candidates who have completed the 7th grade may register at the Recreation Department.

Note: Participation in the Camper-to-Counselor Program does not guarantee placement at the Summer Day Camp.  Placement will be determined by Camper-to-Counselor Instructors through the evaluation process.  Applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Forms