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Volunteer Sesonal posts - YMCA Lakeside (Cumbria)

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YMCA Lakeside

YMCA Lakeside is a very busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Residential Centre. We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development. We are looking for hard working, professional and self-driven individuals that bring a high level of creativity and passion to their work. You will take on real responsibility and help our young clients flourish.

Our clients include schools, colleges, youth-groups, corporate and family, which gives you a great opportunity to learn and develop, broaden your instructional skills and deepen your knowledge and practice of “Learning Outside the Classroom”.

Based in the southern Lake District on the edge of Windermere with ½ mile of shoreline we are ideally placed for Sailing and Paddle-sports.  Climbing is served by our three climbing crags which together with many of our other activities are based in the 450 acres of woodland surrounding us.  For bigger adventures, and in your own time too, there are the Mountains, Crags, Caves, Rivers and Lakes all around us.

Volunteer Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor roles start Monday 15th April to 25th October 2019, with extensions possible. The season starts with 2 intense weeks of induction training from highly qualified and experienced staff. It includes a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course and covers all the activities we expect you will be able to do.

We will provide you with full board, inclusive of food and shared accommodation, and a volunteer expenses allowance of £50 per week. We also issue you with high quality uniform for the season.

This position is best suited to individuals that are passionate to learn and develop their own knowledge and skills within the outdoor setting. You will be given hands on experience to deliver competent and safe Outdoor Learning, with a highly respected organisation dedicated to the delivery of Outdoor and adventurous activities.

Volunteer Instructors who achieve the qualifications required of an instructor during their contract are eligible to be up-graded to full instructor status with the relevant contract terms and conditions.

Positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

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To apply: Contact our Operations Services Manager on 015395 39000 or email

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