When We Need You
From 31/01/2007 onwards
The Volunteer Team at camp provides support for our campers. They give positive encouragement and foster a strong sense of team spirit, facilitating fun & friendship in a safe environment. A week at camp can transform the lives of the campers & volunteers. It is a place where the child or young person feels secure and comfortable and can recapture some of the confidence and self-esteem that they may have lost when they became ill. For the siblings it is a chance for them to speak to others who have a brother or sister diagnosed with a serious illness. Both groups achieve a sense of independence through living away from home for a week and being able to establish their own identity. With this renewed confidence, they may be more able to face the challenges of the outside world, such as returning to school or going to college. Volunteers have described camp as a life enhancing experience, boosting confidence, broadening outlook, feeling positive & fulfilled with a whole new perspective to life.
About Over The Wall
A charity providing residential camps for children & young people aged 8-17 who are affected by cancer & other serious illnesses. Volunteers are wanted to provide support at the Easter and summer week-long residential camps.
Skills & Experience
An ability to put the needs of a child before your own An ability &/or a desire to support children of all ages and interests Patience Honesty An ability and willingness to be a positive role model. An appreciation and respect for all races, cultures
Camps are run at Bryanston school in Dorset & Glenalmond college near Perth Scotland. We will reimburse travel expenses to and from Camp, and to and from the training day within the UK. All food and accommodation is paid for while at camp, so we really are only asking for your time. Some camps differ but generally volunteers are required Fri-Sat.
The charity does not discriminate on the grounds of disability provided volunteers are physically and mentally able to carry out the role.
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers attend a day of training before the camp and the first day of camp is also a training day. Both training days give preparation for working with children & young people affected by serious illnesses. Child Protection, Health & Safety.
Sports / Outdoor activities
we pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Mileage is paid at 0.17p per mile.
Frequency & Commitment
1 Week, with breaks & rest periods.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire