An exciting opportunity exists for young (or young at heart) adult volunteers aged 18 years or over to take part in the Essex Experience, a project by Essex Scouts to allow young people aged between 12 and 15 years old at risk of social exclusion the opportunity to try exciting and challenging activities.
The project receives part-funding for young people from the Epping Forest District though the Safer Communities Partnership.
Do you have young adults in your organisation, aged 18 years or more, or do you know of any young adults, who could benefit from being a volunteer at the Essex Experience?
- It is free to participate and the commitment would be as follows:
- Monday 15 to Friday 19 September 2008
Residential volunteer training course including teambuilding, leadership & communications skills, working with young people, first aid.
- Evening Friday 19 to afternoon Sunday 21 September 2008
Activity and camping weekend for 150 young people aged 12 to 15 years old. Activities include abseiling, climbing, go-karting, canoeing, rafting, archery, air rifle shooting, arts & crafts.
Potential volunteers are required to attend a briefing meeting (further details will be sent with the application pack).
The Role of the Volunteer
The Role of the Volunteers is to act as mentors to the young people during the activity weekend, camping with them, leading them through the activities and encouraging them to take part. Support, in the form of training, first aid, catering, logistics, site services and activities, is provided by a large team of Scout leaders and volunteers.
Enthusiasm; enjoy a challenge; can lead by example and deal with problems; a sense of fun; willingness to deal with challenging behaviour from young people; can cope with camping for three nights; willingness to make friends and work as part of a team.
Benefits to the Volunteers
These include gaining a greater understanding of young people, develop leadership & teamwork skills, improve interpersonal and organisational skills, gain outdoor practical skills, experience new activities, take responsibility, increase self confidence, gain first aid skills.
Further Information and Application Pack
- Please contact Claire Fielder, Community Development Officer for Essex Scouts by:
- Telephone on 01702 216768
- Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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