DofE Award Expedition Supervisor

  • VO90439


Description

The Moray Duke of Edinburgh Awards Committee (MDEAC) is a local charity that supports the delivery of DofE for young people of all abilities and backgrounds. DofE is the world’s leading achievement awards programme. It enables young people to develop skills for learning, life and employment by engaging in a wide range of practical activities. These include Volunteering, Physical activities and learning a new Skill.
The DofE famously includes taking part in an expedition that helps develop confidence, resilience and team work. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the DofE Award within Moray. Without you we would not be able to deliver a DofE programme or support the large numbers of young people who want to progress through the Award scheme.
Whatever your area of expertise, your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm are just what we need to inspire and motivate DofE participants to get the best from their Award.
You will have a great interest in the outdoors. Ideally, you will hold a qualification in Hill Walking or Mountaineering, Mountain Biking or Paddlesports. If you do not have a qualification, but do have lots of experience in these activities we will be able to provide training to enable you to help groups of young people complete their expedition safely. You will play a key part in enabling young people to develop confidence, resilience, team work and problem solving and decision making skills.

Organisation aims and objectives

To support young people and adults To help the young people participate in The Duke Of Edinburgh award. DofE Moray offers any young person aged between 14 and 24 years the opportunity to participate in the Duck of Edinburgh award at 1 of 3 levels, Bronze (14+), Silver(15+), Gold(16+).

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Restrictions

Volunteers must be capable of accepting responsibility for the safety of young people during the expedition.
Experience required: An National Governing Body qualification in Hill Walking or Mountaineering (for example Lowland Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader, Mountain Leader), Cycling (Mountain Bike Leader level 1 or 2) or Paddlesports. Volunteers without a qualification, but with evidence of experience in Hill Walking will be considered. Supervisors will need a current Outdoor First AId qualification before being allowed to lead young people on their expedition.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers will be given training in the ethos of DofE and Expedition rules and guidance. If they do not have a NGB qualification, they be trained in the leadership, Navigation, Campcraft, First Aid and Safety skills required to safely lead teams of young people. This may include working with an experienced supervisor to gain further experience. If necessary they will receive First Aid training. They will continue to supported by Moray Council's DofE Moray staff throughout their volunteering period.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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