We partner with some unique Christian activity centres spread across the UK. These centres host groups for a day or several days at a time. They offer a varied programme of outdoor pursuit activities, sports and games. Some offer sessions to help children and young people express and grow in their faith.
These placements need volunteers to serve as activity instructors and small group leaders.
For example, you could be involved in some of the following:
work with children leading activities such as high ropes, abseiling, archery
work with youth leading activities such as sailing, camp fire building, tennis
planning faith-based retreats, activities, games etc.
some maintenance and cleaning of equipment and activity areas
participate in staff prayer/worship times and possibly with guests as well
Related experience is helpful but not required and you would receive extensive training at the placement.
You would live on site in community with other volunteers from around the world. Usually meals are provided with the option of preparing simple food and snacks for yourself. These placements are very sociable places to live and work and offer a great opportunity to grow in leadership skills.
Your weekly timetable and days off would vary depending on the season and can be especially busy with longer hours during the summer months, so a willingness to be flexible is important.
The work is physical and many outdoor activities will continue in the winter. So it is important that you enjoy being active and being outside.
The volunteer role may involve some domestic tasks which are essential to running the centre.
Many of these projects are in beautiful rural locations but that also means there may not be easy access to nearby towns and communities.