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Oxford & District Mencap run exciting activity holidays for teenagers and young adults with learning disability. We are looking for volunteer carers to come along on the holidays to support our guests. Volunteers are allocated to a guest for the week (although sometimes we double up or swap carers if helpful) who they will support to stay at Hill End Activity Centre in Oxfordshire, and to…
Oxford & District Mencap run exciting activity holidays for teenagers and adults with learning disability. We are looking for volunteer carers to come along on the holidays to support our guests. There are 5 holidays each year, four of which are located at Hill End Activity Centre in Oxfordshire, and one of which (for more able guests) is located at a holiday cottage in Wales (exact location differs each year).
Volunteers can choose which holiday they'd like to attend. We expect volunteers to commit for the whole holiday, as well as attending a half-day zoom induction meeting in June (date TBC). We don't recommend doing 2 weeks in a row as they are very tiring. However, if someone wanted to do two or more weeks with breaks in between that can be a very rewarding experience. The holiday dates are:
Week 1: 22-29 July 2023
Top Camp (guests with higher needs): 22-29 July 2023
Week 2: 29 July-5 August 2023
Week 3: 5-12 August 2023
Wales holiday: TBC (September)
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Over the last three years we have had very careful covid policies dependent on the current covid situation and guidance from the government and national mencap. We do ask that our volunteers are vaccinated, but understand that for personal or medical reasons this is not possible for everyone. We complete lateral flow tests before coming onto camp, and ask our guests to test before coming to camp also.
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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 at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.