Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps to children and young people aged 8-17 affected by serious health challenges.
Team Mates are an essential part of Camp. They help to support, guide, inspire and empower our Campers to maximise their potential and increase their confidence.
Campers will be divided into teams before they arrive based on the age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17. As a Team Mate you will be assigned one of these teams and throughout Camp you will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. Your role is to support and encourage the Campers on their individual and collective journeys whilst also assisting your fellow Volunteers.
Throughout Camp you will enthusiastically support Campers in a wide range of activities, including Drama, Music, Arts and Crafts, Discovery, Sports and Games, encouraging them to reflect on what they have achieved. You will also look after the day-time and night-time needs of the Campers in their accommodation.
All of the Over The Wall camps are residential over a range of 3 -5 nights. Our Volunteers are required to attend up to 2 nights before our Campers arrive for training, team building and preparation. Volunteers have to make their own way to camp, however we provide transport to and from the nearest train station at specific times. All food and accommodation is provided for the duration of Camp.
For more information and a photo gallery (which gives a good taste of camp life) then please visit our website: www.otw.org.uk
We are looking for Team Mates who:
- Have the ability to form positive, supportive relationships with our Campers
- Are energetic and enthusiastic in their approach to Camp and all Camp activities
- Possess excellent communications skills
- Can work effectively as part of a team
- Will be non-judgemental in your approach to camp
- Have a clear understanding of appropriate boundaries when working with Campers
- Be reliable, punctual and dependable
- Have a sense of fun!
To become a Volunteer with us you will need to fill out an application form via our website. If your application is successful you will be invited to a fun and informal interview session.
All Volunteers need to have an Over The Wall specific DBS or PVG Enhanced Disclosure.
Applicants need to be over 18 years of age on 1st January in the year you want to volunteer to apply.