Clinical Volunteer - Scotland Residential Camp

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-The Role-
You will be a Clinical Volunteer at an Over The Wall residential camp, supporting and empowering children and young people with long-term health conditions.

-About Organisation-
At Over The Wall, we help children, young people and their families, reach beyond the boundaries of their health challenges to discover a world of mischief, magic and new possibilities. We do this by providing free of charge, transformative activity camps throughout the UK.

For children and young people experiencing health challenges, quality of life is adversely affected by isolation and their inability to participate in many of the everyday activities enjoyed by their friends and peers. This often results in a growing lack of self-esteem and confidence which can become a barrier to future growth and development.

At our residential camps, we offer a medically and physically safe environment that allows young people affected by health challenges to step outside of their comfort zones, establish friendships and build their confidence through meaningful and exciting activities. (We sleep in comfy beds not in tents!)

-Scotland Camps-
8th-12th July for the Health Challenge and Siblings Camp at Strathallan School, Perth, PH2 9EG. This camp is for children or young person aged 8-17 years with a health challenge and / or their siblings to attend. They will be allocated a team based on age (8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17) and all activities will be targeted to their age group. There will also be medical care run by our own nurses, with the help of doctors, nurses and paramedics doing home from home care.

-Role Description-
Clinical Volunteers are an essential part of camp, helping to ensure a safe and supportive environment for children and young people affected by long-term health conditions to have fun and build confidence. The magic of camp can only exist with our amazing team of Clinical Volunteers facilitating a medically sound and safe camp experience for children with chronic and sometimes life-threatening illnesses by contributing to a 24/7 provision of residential medical care.

Clinical volunteers work in teams under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and Nursing Coordinators. You will be ‘campified’ by being called ‘Beach Patrol’ with your own t-shirts and beach patrol accessories. You will also be assigned a cabin group to support outside of medical duties. We ask our volunteers to get stuck in with the unique magic of camp life, bringing a sense of joy into all they do.

Are you looking for an opportunity to support young people in a non-clinical setting? If you are looking for an amazing and rewarding experience where you can help put the child back into childhood, whilst having lots of fun, then apply to be an Clinical Volunteer now!

Please see the following requirements for our Clinical Volunteers:

•Registered Children’s, Adult or Learning Disabilities nurse
•Qualified for 18 months (Children’s nurse), 2 years (Adult/ Learning Disabilities nurse) or 12 months if previously a student nurse with Over The Wall
•Registered with NMC
•Holds professional indemnity insurance
•Holds valid, current life support training

•ST2 or above (or equivalent) Pediatrics, GP or A&E or have recent Pediatric experience Registered with the GMC
•Holds professional indemnity insurance
•Holds valid, current life support training

•Qualified Paramedic
•Post registration experience: 2 years
•Registered with HCPC
•Holds professional indemnity insurance with College of Paramedics
•Holds valid, current life support training

-Other Information-
Volunteers will be supported before and during camp to ensure you have all the information you need for camp to be a great experience for you and the campers. Pre-camp calls will be organised for you to ask questions and meet other volunteers. You will be asked to arrive at camp one day early (or 10am on Friday for Family Camp) to complete training, such as Safeguarding and Behaviour Management. Lastly, any new volunteers will also be placed with experienced volunteers and a support team will be present at all times.

There is plenty of parking onsite as well as taxi pickups from nearby train stations. If you live nearby and would like to stay in your own accommodation, you can apply to be a Day Camp Volunteer!

Please visit to find out more and contact if you have any questions.

If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow at 0141 226 3431.

Organisation aims and objectives

Over The Wall is a national UK charity providing 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.











Experience required: Experience in healthcare settings - see requirements above. we are looking for volunteers who possess excellent communication skills, who can work effectively in a team, and who have a sense of fun! Our volunteers are positive, supportive, enthusiastic, dependable and passionate about helping children and young people affected by long-term health conditions. Knowing the transformative impact role models can have, we want to ensure that our volunteers are reflective of our campers in term
Travel details: There is plenty of parking onsite as well as taxi pickups from nearby train stations.
Minimum age: 18


Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet