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Outdoor Volunteer

  • VO67853


Description

Encouraging young people to participate in activities, praising them for their achievements and challenging any unhelpful attitudes or behaviour that they may display. Participating in and, when confident and competent to do so, leading fun and engaging group work, conservation and outdoor activities. You will also be involved in the planning of activities and contributing to the evaluation of each trip. More information is available on our website http://po.st/VSoutdoorvols

Organisation aims and objectives

Venture Scotland is a voluntary organisation that works with disadvantaged young people aged 16-30. The young people we work with face a range of issues including poverty, alcohol and drug misuse, mental health problems, criminal behaviour, homelessness and seeking asylum in the UK.

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A minimum of 10 days over a year. It is up to you how you would like to make up these days e.g. two 5 day residential or 10 day activities.

Restrictions

Experience required: Enthusiasm and energy for running activities and encouraging young people to get involved and try new things. A flexible and determined approach for dealing with unexpected or difficult situations such as poor weather or demotivated participants.
Travel details: In the outdoors in Scotland! We meet at Venture Scotland Offices at 4 Norton Park EH7 5RS we take Young People out on our mini bus for day activities up to 1 hour drive from Edinburgh and residential 3 or 5 day trips throughout Scotland.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel and other relevant expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training provided at regular intervals throughout the year. Some training can be certified.

Last updated 4 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.