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Over The Wall – Volunteer at Residential Activity Camp

Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps to children and young people aged 8-17 affected by serious health challenges.

We give seriously ill children and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering and medically sound- but we require a superb group of Volunteers to make the magic happen. We recruit a lot of Volunteers who have told us how much Over The Wall has improved their future studies and career opportunities. We have many returning Volunteers because of the fantastic experiences they have.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available at Over The Wall, so there is something for all interests and experience. 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 in the roles we have at camp. Our Volunteer Team Mates are vital in supporting campers throughout their time at camp, building fantastic 1:1 relationships with the young people we serve whilst caring for, encouraging and empowering them as they complete activities such as Games, Music, Drama, Climbing, Arts & Crafts and Archery. For those with specific passion or skills in areas like music, drama, games, sports and arts and crafts there are opportunities to help lead a specific activity at camp as an Activity Leader.

Together with another Volunteer Activity Leader you would help campers unleash their creativity and artistic flair as an Arts & Crafts, Music or Drama Activity Leader. If you prefer sports, you can access all of the Over The Wall sports equipment you need to plan a fun session of games, allowing the campers to challenge themselves individually and as part of a team. We also have activities like ‘Discovery’, which our volunteers can be as creative as they want to be and let their imaginations run wild. Discovery Activities have included things like Spy School Training and Rocket Launching! If you have a specialist skill that you would like to bring to camp, we also offer ‘Free Choice Sessions’ and ‘Special Activities’ that volunteers can lead in their area of choice. For those with a passion for photography, you can capture camp as part of the Camp Recorder role. Our Camp Recorders, often keen amateur photographers, capture the fun of camp and the achievements of all our campers through photographs so that they have permanent memories of their OTW experience. Finally, if you have Safeguarding training and experience then you can come to camp as a Safeguarding Officer, helping to create the safest environment for our campers.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years of age.

For more information, or to book, please contact us on;

Tel: 02392 477 110

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.otw.org.uk