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Volunteers Required

Volunteers are essential to the Youth Adventure Trust and we are always looking to recruit new and enthusiastic volunteers.  We are currently seeking volunteers to fulfil two possible roles.

Programme Volunteers

Our Programme Volunteers work with groups of young people alongside other volunteers and activity instructors across our local (Wiltshire) activity days and residential camps. They take part in the activities with their group, and are involved in ensuring the welfare and organisation of the young people, helping them to get the most out of their time on our programme.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be aged over 21 years old
  • Applicants will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Applicants will be required to provide two references
  • Applicants need to be enthusiastic, hardworking and willing to get involved in a wide range of activities. They should be responsible individuals and able to act as positive role models
  • Previous experience of working with young people would be beneficial, but is not essential

Challenge Event Volunteers

Our fundraising events offer a bespoke opportunity to companies and the general public to challenge themselves, and in doing so raise essential funds for the charity.  Challenge Event Volunteers are involved in a range of duties over a challenge event weekend which may include marshalling, cheering teams on, helping to resolve problems and celebrating the achievements of each and every participant.

Requirements

  • No special skills are required but applicants must be engaging, motivating, enthusiastic and professional
  • Applicants must be comfortable in a range of outdoor environments.  Some navigational skills would be beneficial but are not essential
  • Applicants need to be prepared for all weather conditions and bring along their own equipment such as waterproofs, suitable outdoor clothing and footwear
  • Applicants will need to arrange their own travel to the event (expenses will be covered where applicable)
  • Applicants must be aged over 18 years old

Mentor Volunteers

Mentors are carefully matched with a young person and work with them on a one to one basis within their local community. Although individual arrangements will vary, mentors meet with their young person for approximately 2 hours a fortnight, for up to a year, providing them with personalised support to achieve the most positive outcomes. With the support of the Mentoring Manager, mentors help the young person to identify goals, and assist them to work towards these. Whilst each young person has varying objectives, all mentors provide empathy to the challenges faced by the young person and give support, guidance and encouragement throughout the mentoring relationship.

Requirements

  • You must be aged over 21 years old
  • You will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check
  • You will be required to provide two references
  • Although beneficial, no previous experience of working with young people is required, as full training will be provided. All we ask is that you’re enthusiastic, reliable and committed to the mentoring relationship.

Our mentors are role models to the vulnerable young people we work with, and therefore should be responsible, resilient, good at communicating and have a desire to help young people.

More information is available on our Volunteers Page

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