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Weekend Outdoor Activity Volunteers

Weekend Outdoor Activity Volunteers
Open Country
Description of the role:

Volunteers help with the safe and efficient running of groups and clubs supporting disabled adults to take part in countryside activities. In return we offer you interesting and rewarding days out, a real sense of achievement, but essentially fun! You might find yourself pushing a wheelchair, acting as a sighted guide, or just supporting group members on their day out. Our activities include trips to country houses, nature reserves, and the seaside, birdwatching and easy going walks, as well as more adventurous activities such as abseiling and canoeing!

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Good communication skills, patience and a sense of humour are useful, as well as a love of the countryside. A basic level of fitness is required. You will be required to attend a short induction and training before you begin your volunteering role.

Practical information:

We meet at Community House in Harrogate at 10am and return by about 5.30pm, dropping people off at home if they prefer.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Last updated: 14.01.2019
Organisation Information

Open Country is a charitable organisation. We aim to enable anyone with a disability to access and enjoy the countryside. We run activity groups including walking, cycling, outdoor pursuits and wildlife studies and we run a countryside access advice service and produce a number of countryside access publications.

Charity number: 1107331