The Scout Association is the biggest mixed youth organisation in the UK. Scouts help children and young adults reach their full potential by developing skills including team work, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, self motivation and cultural awareness.
Blackwell Adventure is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, owned by the Scout Association County of Birmingham, Registered in England number 1534697.
Joining our team will mean you will be working alongside other sessional staff to provide customers with the highest quality residential and outdoor adventure activities in a safe environment and exceed customer’s expectations by giving them the best possible experience.
The majority of groups using the services are scouts, schools, youth groups, clubs etc. Therefore the majority of people taking part in the activities are aged 6-18 years old. The centre is also open to adult groups
Volunteers work and live amongst other volunteers / staff of different ages and nationalities. Once trained volunteers will independently be running various sessions such as Zip Wires, Archery, High Poles, Swimming, etc. The site is 50 acres which needs maintenance year round so campsite maintenance and cleaning will also be involved. The ability to work at heights, be adventurous, a positive role model and willing to work outdoors in the UK all year round are definite advantages.
You will work 5 days on 2 days off. Wherever possible we will try to give you these 2 days together but this is not always a guarantee and may not be a weekend.
We start at 8.30am and finish around 5pm. During the busy periods you will be required to work till 8pm however this is on a rotational basis with breaks.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
Volunteers at Blackwell must be willing to work outside, live in a communal environment and like working with young children.
Volunteers must be able to speak and understand the English language with confidence.
If you have knowledge of or are involved in a youth organisation, Scouting or Guiding this is a favourable but not essential.
As you will be part of a team, working well with others in a multitude of different circumstances will be expected.