Work experience and internship Volunteer

Activity Leader

Work experience and internship Volunteer – Published 19th Sep 17

Activity Leaders design and deliver activities in certain areas including Drama, Sports and Games, Discovery, Arts and Crafts or Music.

The activity sessions are designed to create safe environments for the Campers to achieve their goals and reflect on their accomplishments.

You will receive ongoing support from the Programme Coordinator and Over The Wall staff.

Further details:

Company name:
Over The Wall
Work pattern:
Residential over a range of 3 -5 nights
Salary / Pay:
Volunteer
Closing date:
Fri, 4th May 2018

On average there are 4 sessions to design and to deliver.

Each session will need to be tailored to both the age group of the Campers (who are divided into groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17) and the varying Camper ability.

All of our activities are designed within our model of Therapeutic Recreation (see our website for more information) and to be adaptable to all levels of ability and accessibility.

Activity Leaders also help to design, prepare and deliver our Evening Programme.  Our Evening Programme could be anything – from a Disco and Talent Show, to bespoke activities such as a Camp Festival, a Whale Hunt or Game Show evening.

Activity Leaders will also be allocated a team at camp.  Like our Team Mate volunteers, Activity Leaders support, guide, inspire and encourage our Campers to maximise their potential.

One of the amazing aspects of being an Activity Leader is that you get to meet all of the Campers throughout the week, so even though you may spend less time with your allocated team, you build special relationships with Campers across all of the age groups.

We are looking for Activity Leaders who:

  • Can effectively design and facilitate activity sessions to Campers (with ongoing support)
  • 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

Person Specification:

It is not mandatory to have had experience working with children and young people; we are looking for volunteers with a diverse range of skills and personality. Many of our volunteers have transferable skills which enriches our Camp environment.

How to apply

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; therefore there is a one-time administration fee of £30 (payable at interview) to cover recruiting and vetting costs.

If you are on a limited income, please contact us. Applicants need to be over 18 years of age on 1st January in the year you want to volunteer to apply.