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Team Mate

Team Mate
Over the Wall
Description of the role:

Team Mates are an essential part of Camp. They help to support, guide, inspire and empower our Campers to maximise their potential and increase their confidence.

As a Team Mate you will be assigned a team and throughout Camp you will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. Your role is to support and encourage the Campers on their individual and collective journeys whilst also assisting your fellow Volunteers.

Throughout Camp you will enthusiastically support Campers in a wide range of activities, including Drama, Music, Arts and Crafts, Discovery, Sports and Games, encouraging them to reflect on what they have achieved. You will also look after the day-time and night-time needs of the Campers in their accommodation.

For more information and a photo gallery (which gives a good taste of camp life) then please visit our website: www.otw.org.uk

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

It is not mandatory to have had experience working with children and young people; we are looking for volunteers with a diverse range of skills and personality.

We are looking for Team Mates who:
● Have the ability to form positive, supportive relationships with our Campers
● Are energetic and enthusiastic in their approach to Camp and all Camp activities
● Possess excellent communications skills
● Can work effectively as part of a team
● Will be non-judgemental in your approach to camp
● Have a clear understanding of appropriate boundaries when working with Campers
● Be reliable, punctual and dependable
● Have a sense of fun!

Practical information:

All of the Over The Wall camps are residential over a range of 3 -5 nights. Our Volunteers are required to attend up to 2 nights before our Campers arrive for training, team building and preparation. Volunteers have to make their own way to camp, however we provide transport to and from the nearest train station at specific times. All food and accommodation is provided for the duration of Camp.

If you have any questions or need more information, just get in touch! Contact Zoe Grant by e-mailing volunteering@otw.org.uk or call us on 02392 477110.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
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Last updated: 01.08.2018
Organisation Information

Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network. We provide free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.

We give children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a physically safe and medically sound environment.

Charity number: 1075361