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Over the Wall
Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps to children and young people aged 8-17 affected by serious illness and their families. We give seriously ill children and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound- but we require a superb group of Volunteers to make the magic happen.
Description

Over The Wall is a charity that helps children, young people and their families, living in the UK, 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. We create an inclusive environment where children and young people can be themselves, thrive and grow.  

Our Health Challenge & Siblings Camps are magical places where campers take part in fun activities including sports, games, drama, arts and crafts and discovery. Campers are divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17 years of age.   

If you want to do something incredible, have fun and help create great memories for campers and meet like minded people, apply today!  

Duties

Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to capture all the magic moments of camp! If you have some photographic or videography experience and have a flair for capturing special moments, then this could be the role for you at camp. 

We will provide you with the equipment and time to capture and collate the spectacular moments of fun at camp. You will put these together to create a slide show which is shown at the end of camp so everyone can look back on the amazing of experiences they had at camp. 

As well as being part of the Media Crew you will also be in a team with other volunteers supporting campers so you won’t miss on all the magical moments of team fun at camp. If you are kind, enthusiastic and have a great eye for a good picture this role is for you. Training and food and accommodation is provided for the duration of camp. We need your help to create the end of camp glow! Join our media crew today! 

Camp is 2 - 4 days long and you will be required to arrive one day early for training. We will give you all the necessary training and support and provide your accommodation and food for the duration of camp. 

To find out more and to start your application, please visit www.otw.org.uk 

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Volunteers will be working with 8 - 17 year olds who are affected by health challenges. You will be part of a team with other volunteers, including Team Leaders, Activity Leaders, Clinical Volunteers and the Over The Wall Staff Team.
Training
We will offer a full day of training the day before camps, this will include training in our Therapeutic Recreation Model, Behaviour Empowerment, Basic Medical Training and a full tour of the site.

There will also be E-learning that would need to be completed prior to camp.

Time commitment

Our South Health Challenge and Siblings camp is from 8th - 12th April 2023. Volunteers will arrive a day earlier (7th April).

You can join us at several camps. For our other camps and dates, visit otw.org.uk
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.