Camp Kernow: Environmental Adventure Camp with Children in Cornwall
Description: Camp Kernow is a not-for-profit organisation which operates an award winning and innovative off-grid environmental adventure camp reconnecting children with nature and inspiring sustainability through summer camp experiences.
We're seeking volunteers to join the team as Environmental Adventure Leaders supporting children in a residential summer camp programme which engages them with nature, traditional crafts, environmental issues and adventurous outdoor activities.
Type of Work: The work is varied and interesting and we strive to give volunteers a rich experience: -supporting children during activities providing 1:1 support and encouragement -assisting instructors with the set up and delivery of activities -supervision of children during free time -pastoral care of children - meeting their emotional needs if they are feeling homesick or anxious or experiencing any issues with their peers -harvesting ingredients from camp’s garden with children and helping them prepare meals in the field kitchen -supporting the team with day to day maintenance and cleaning tasks -depending on your confidence and experience you may be able to deliver elements of the activity programme
You'll work 5 days a week on a 6 hour shift, beginning either at 6:30am, 12:30pm or 5.30pm.
Accommodation: Accommodation is tented in large yurts, bell tents and a tipi. You would usually share with 1 or 2 other volunteers (same sex). Camp beds are provided.
Food and cooking arrangements: You can enjoy three delicious meals a day Sunday to Friday. On Saturday’s which are a free day for all you can help yourself to breakfast and lunch from the camp kitchen. As people are usually off exploring we don’t provide dinner on Saturday night though if you around you are welcome to use the camp kitchen.
Language: It is important that volunteers have a good command of English as they will need it when talking to the children.
Requirements: Not required but preferred would be an interest in environmental issues and sustainability; previous experience working with children or interest in gaining experience; someone who enjoys being outdoors and active.
What we value most in team members is a positive attitude, enthusiasm and the ability to work well with and inspire others.
Approximate Location: Truro, Cornwall
Notes: Volunteers need to provide in advance a Police Check from their country stating they have no criminal record.
INCOMING/ADDITIONAL FEE - Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. For volunteers coming from countries with SCI Branches and Groups there is no additional incoming fee. When accepted on the project IVS will give you more details on how to pay the fee. You can check the status of your local sending organisation here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/.