Local people who are considering a career working with young people are being given a special opportunity to volunteer at YHA ‘s Summer Camps in 2017 to gain vital experience and boost their CV.
Youth Hostelling charity YHA (England and Wales) is calling on people to volunteer at its popular week-long GoXtreme and Action Adventure residential Summer Camps which are held during July and August.
As well as the opportunity to work with 10-16 year olds, YHA will provide training in safeguarding and behaviour management as well as food, accommodation and travel expenses throughout the volunteering experience.
The volunteering opportunity is open to anyone who is 18 and has had any previous experience working with children. They must be available to have a DBS check as well as be available for a week or preferably two weeks in July and August. Volunteers must also be available to undergo a residential training course on the 14 and 15 July.
YHA Summer Camps give young people the chance to be independent, try outdoor experiences, grow in confidence and make new friends. Each year hundreds of young people attend YHA Summer Camps at Youth Hostels in Edale and Ravenstor in Derbyshire, St Briavels in Gloucestershire, Okehampton in Devon and the South Downs in Sussex. The Summer Camps are an action-packed five days, featuring activities such as rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, weaselling, archery and quad biking.
Crewenna Dymond, Head of Volunteering at YHA (England and Wales), commented: “As YHA is a charity, volunteers are essential to enable us to create these unique and memorable experiences. Volunteering to help at YHA Summer Camps is a uniquely rewarding experience for anyone, but particularly people who are considering a career that involves working with young people. However, the camps are as fun-packed for the volunteers as they are for the children and we always get great feedback.”
The closing date for applications to become a YHA Summer Camps volunteer is 22 May 2017. To find out more about volunteering, visit jobs.yha.org.uk/volunteer/ or apply here jobs.yha.org.uk/volunteering-form .