Action for Blind People Young People’s Residential Activity Volunteer - Cumbria
We are running residential Activity Programmes in April, August and October for young people aged 14-17 with sight loss. We need you to help with outdoor pursuits, team games and conservation activity, so they can increase self-confidence and independence, learn new skills, make friends and have fun! There will also be an opportunity for them to gain the John Muir Award.
You must be over 18.
A DBS Enhanced check for regulated activity with children Criminal Record Check is required.
When will you be needed?
April, August and October 2017.
Castle Head Field Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT
What Will You Be Doing?
Provide support in running activities; Offer guidance with activities
What Will You Be Doing - Further Info
Support activities such as climbing, canoeing, wildlife walks, bushcraft, hiking and camping. Help young people gain the John Muir Award, an environmental award earned through discovering, exploring and looking after the natural surroundings.
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Enthusiasm, confidence and patience; Understanding of high standard of safety
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to make a difference; Working with young people
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Training as appropriate