Kids Camp is a group project where volunteers organise a holiday for a group of young carers (aged 8-12 years) to give them a break from their usual day-to-day lives. Starting in October, the team, led by Katrina and Niah, will arrange all aspects of the trip including meals, activities and exciting days out so it’s an opportunity to go back to your childhood to create an exciting few days for the kids!
We will be travelling to the Peak District, Derbyshire where we will stay at Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre from Tuesday 3rd April until Saturday 7th April 2017. A potential volunteer will need to be available from the evening of Monday 2nd April (for a pre-trip briefing) until the evening of Saturday 7th April. The trip starts and ends at Loughborough Students’ Union.
We will have a ‘meet and greet’ evening a couple of months before the trip to allow the kids to have a taster session of Kids Camp. A month after the trip, we also have a reunion to bring an end to what we hope will be a fun project for both volunteers and kids!
All volunteers will require an Action DBS certificate (please click here to find out more about the DBS) and must attend a Safeguarding session (time TBC) before the trip.
This project is very popular and often over subscribed so volunteers need to go through an informal interview process to gain a place. A successful applicant will be enthusiastic, a great team player and highly commitmed to making the project the best it can be!
Please note you cannot take part in this oppurtunity if you are under 18.
For more information, please contact the Project Leaders Katrina Smith and Niah Johnson: