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CampYHA 2018 Volunteer Team Leader

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Could you help young people have a summer of adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives?  Volunteers have a huge impact on the young people attending our camps. You will have a lot of fun, make many new friends and share some fantastic memories!

Team Leaders provide essential pastoral care to campers and encourage them to make the most of the exciting outdoor challenges on offer (plus you can have a go too!). 

This is a great way of gaining valuable work experience, completing a college/university placement or your DofE Gold residential or lending us your skills if you are already experienced.

What skills do I need? Apply for this role if you have previous experience of supporting young people and enjoy being around young people, have good communication and leadership skills, can work well in a team and are flexible and responsible.

What will I gain?

You will gain:-

  • excellent experience for your CV in supporting young people in a residential setting
  • Develop your skills in leadership and communication 
  • Make fantastic memories and new friends
  • A reference and certificate
  • Free food and accommodation and up to £120 for travel

This is a very special opportunity to make a huge difference to the life of a young person as you encourage them to make the most of the activities on offer and their time away from home.

Training and Support: All volunteers attend a training course at YHA Edale (Derbyshire) on 6-8 July 2018. You will receive training in safeguarding, behaviour management, leadership, communication skills and best practice relating to supporting young people in a residential setting. At camp you will be supported by the Camp Manager, Deputy Manager and Camp Welfare Volunteer.

Time Commitment: We ask that volunteers are available for at least one week preferably two, between 11th and 24th August. Up to £120 is available towards your travel expenses for getting to training and camp combined. For this role you need to be able to attend a training course at YHA Edale in Derbyshire on 6-8 July 2018. 

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Required Role

CampYHA 2018 Volunteer Team Leader

Key responsibilities

Team Leaders provide essential pastoral care to campers and encourage them to make the most of the exciting outdoor challenges on offer (plus you can have a go too!).

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  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Teaching and training

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Planning and organising
  • Teaching and training

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: One week

Start Date: 11-08-2018

End Date: 24-08-2018

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Location

Edale, Hope Valley S33, UK
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