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YMCA Activity Leader | CONCUKMTV01C-23 | 2023-04-15 - 2023-10-13 | KIDS,SPOR,EDU | Age: 18 - 99
Imagine a vast, natural, outdoor environment where memories are made to last a lifetime, adventures abound around every corner and you have the chance to deliver life-changing experiences – welcome to life at Fairthorne Manor! Every year we welcome thousands of visitors to YMCA Fairthorne Manor’s 94-acre site on the south coast of England. Our site includes sweeping grounds, mature woodland, a lake, access to the River Hamble, and a range of exciting outdoor activities. Fairthorne is a place of firsts – from toddlers walking, kids splashing in the mud, being away from home, trying new activities, or a school trip to remember. Enabling young people to grow and thrive is only made possible with the help of top-notch volunteers from around the globe. Can you help add the sparkle to everything we do? Volunteer with us to help support happy, healthy lives for all.
Work: Please note this is a youth leadership role specifically if you re interested in learning about being an activity leader. You will be delivering a variety of activities during your stay. During your time with us, you will act as a host to our groups, leading activities and games, running evening entertainment, ensuring the smooth running of our dining room, singing at the campfire, welcoming families to events, being a pro at ‘doing the YMCA’ dance routine and generally making a huge difference to our community! Behind the scenes you will ensure the smooth running of our large operation, from helping to look after our beautiful woodland and grassland areas, maintaining activities, putting up tents with our Estates team, helping out in the kitchen, making beds, and much, much more. We want you if you… Know how to have fun Want to make friends from all over the world Love being outside come rain or shine Enjoy inspiring children and young people and have some experience of this Want to help make a difference to our community Want to learn new skills and improve the amazing ones you already have Like the idea of no two days being the same Love the idea of making every visit to Fairthorne special and one they will remember forever!
Accomodation and food: Volunteers will be allocated a basic room, which may be shared with up to 4 other volunteers/instructors (separate for male/female). Bedding provided. Three meals a day will be provided in the dining room and there are toilet and shower facilities, a washing machine & drying laundry Please note, do not expect a 5* hotel! Fairthorne is more like a youth hostel with dormitory-style accommodation and basic facilities.
Location and Leisure: Fairthorne Manor is located in a village called Curdridge which is near the city of Southampton on the South Coast of England. It is about 15 minutes’ walk from Fairthorne Manor into the village where there are shops and pubs. The nearest train station is Botley from where it is about half an hour’s journey into Southampton city centre.
Train/Bus station: Botley Train Station
Requirements: You must be over 18 years of age at the time your programme starts due to our accommodation rules. You will be asked to attend an online interview with a panel from our centre before we can confirm your placement. You must be able to fund your own travel to and from the UK within a week of the start and finish dates of the programme, and be able to get from your arrival airport to our local train station (Botley, Hampshire) from where we will pick you up. You must apply for a tier 5 charity workers visa (approximately £244) for which we will provide you with a sponsorship certificate. Visa application decisions normally take 3-4 weeks, however, can take longer. We are a fully approved ‘A-rated’ sponsor, so you do not require a certain amount of savings 90 days before you apply. You will need to provide us with two contacts for us to obtain a reference from and provide us with a certified translated local police check, or be willing to obtain a DBS check if living in the UK.
Botley Train Station
Extra Fee: 50 GBP
What you get in return - we will provide…. Full training and development opportunities Full uniform along with toiletries The chance to work with a really varied community Loads of fun in the great outdoors The chance to build friendships that last a lifetime Learn new skills to stand you in good stead for many careers Mentoring from our experienced staff team The opportunity to learn about, and be part of, a huge international YMCA movement YMCA uniform to ensure you feel part of the team Fun staff and volunteer social events.
Please note that all volunteers from Mexico must have a volunteering Visa to the UK, they can't volunteer with a tourist Visa.
The volunteering Visa (tramited by the volunteer) costs about £244 and there might be also processing fees + the fees that every Organisation indicates in their descriptions to be paid at the time and payment method mentioned.
Note: All the fees above have to be paid by the volunteer
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Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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