Volunteer Activity Instructor UK

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Volunteer Activity Instructor UK

Duration: 8 months
Countries: United Kingdom
Want an adventure in the UK? Use your enthusiasm working with children and families and your love of the outdoors. Volunteer as an Activity Instructor and gain experience and qualifications.
Summary

Volunteer Activity Instructor UK

The Role

The Volunteer Activity Instructor role is active and varied. Based at Fairthorne Manor, you will be part of the Outdoor Learning Team and provide a range of activities and services to our community, including members, schools, families, Daycamps, nurseries and local groups. You will be trained to lead a wide range of outdoor activities including High ropes, Water activities, Bushcraft and Team Building activities to children and adults of all ages and abilities.


You will host and support the various groups that use us, preparing accommodation, providing evening entertainment, serving meals, marshalling events and maintaining the activities and Centre as a whole.

 



 

Your work here will be varied, but generally you will be leading activity sessions for children and young people, helping them achieve new challenges and have fun!    This is a physically demanding job and you will be working hard whilst you are here, it’s a very busy place.  The Centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so come prepared for a busy but enjoyable time.

 


In addition to running the activities you will also contribute to the running of the Centre in other ways.  This will include working as part of the Estates team, Housekeeping team, Kitchen and Nursery.

 


The Team


You will join a large and diverse team of between 40-50 people from all over the world. You will share your experience and make lifelong friends with people from different cultures, languages, abilities and talents.

 


This opportunity is as much an adventure for you as it it the children and families you will work with, so having fun wont be a problem.

 

 

We host a variety of community events including Family Camping Festivals, Survival Challenges, Seasonal Activities (spooky campfire) and an amazing Young Carers Festival with 1400 young people attending.

 


 

 

The Training

 

During the first few weeks of your stay at Fairthorne you will be given an induction to the Centre. Topics covered during this period include; Health and Safety, Child Protection, First Aid, and the YMCA Way.

 

 

Activity training will include High Ropes, Kayaking, Fire Lighting, Den Building, Raft Building, Team Building & Initiative Tests, Archery, Assault Courses and much more. Having completed this induction you will then have the opportunity to observe some of the activities taking place before actually assisting with the instruction.

 

 


It will not be long though before you are assisting with you first group, but the training does not stop there.  After this initial period we will both have a better understanding of the activities you are most comfortable with and further training and an assessment will be given to enable you to take the lead and run the activity yourself.  In fact this training is on going throughout your stay and you will be able to take advantage of this to gain experience in a wide range of activities. 

 


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Further Details

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Who is this role suitable for?

You need to be aged 18 or above, with a welcoming and caring nature and feel you can be an inspirational role model. You will need the ability to communicate well and engage with a wide range of people, including children, families and other professionals. You will need to be active and have a general level of fitness as much of the role has a physical nature.
Previous experience and knowledge working with children, youth and adults in a community/sport/education environment is and advantage but not essential.

Accomodation/Food/

All Volunteers receive food and on-site accommodation at Fairthorne Manor at no additional cost, throughout your entire stay, including days off. You will share a room with up to 4 other Volunteers. Laundry facilities are also available on site.

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