|Location||Western Highlands of Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||29th April 2021|
In the field
Lead and support young people on exciting trek projects in the West Highlands of Scotland on Raleigh International’s first UK volunteer programme – Re:Green. As an Adventure Project Manager, you will be Mountain Leader trained or assessed, and confident facilitating young people to develop their own leadship and teamwork skills.
Raleigh International is a youth-driven organisation supporting a global movement of people to take action. Our projects on Re:Green will engage young people aged 18-24 to create long lasting change through conservation projects in Scotland's rainforests and ancient woodland, whilst developing their own skills and confidence through challenging leadership trek projects across the incredible landscapes of Western Scotland.
We need experienced mountain leaders to support our volunteer teams on this aspect of their programmes. You might also have the opportunity to support our young people on additional conservation and campaigning projects whilst developing your own skills in the process. If you are keen to build your skills on meaningful projects that create lasting change or are just looking for an exciting and rewarding experience without travelling abroad this year, we want to hear from you.
What will I do?
- Facilitate and inspire a diverse group of young volunteers to complete a challenging and remote trek.
- Use your outdoor leadership and training experience to support your team, encouraging them to lead and support each other to complete this together.
- Gain insight into the running of sustainable development programmes and the practical challenges they encompass.
- Receive training with your fellow Volunteer Managers in advance of your programme and during your first week before the volunteers arrive.
When can I go?
We are recruiting this role for our programmes beginning in July, August, September and October 2021, on the dates below:
- 11 Jul – 14 Aug (5 weeks)
- 29 Aug – 2 Oct (5 weeks)
- Build your leadership, mentoring and practical skills as you work on meaningful projects that create positive change for endangered environments and young people.
- Expand your knowledge of sustainable development.
- Experience living in a completely new and exciting environment.
- Leave with friendships made with volunteers and volunteer managers from a diverse range of backgrounds and careers.
Costs and what is covered:
This is an unpaid voluntary position, with a required fundraising cost. This contributes to the cost of running our projects worldwide whilst also paying for all expenses for you overseas including:
- All food and accommodation throughout your programme
- All travel during your programme
- Premium tailored health insurance
- Leading safety expertise supported by our British standard 8848 safety accreditation
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- All project equipment, supplies and tools
This amount will be £500 for Adventure Project Managers, however thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters and donors we are able to offer a fundraising target reduced by 20% for the first 100 volunteers that sign-up to Re:Green in 2021. We encourage all our volunteers to fundraise beforehand and can support you to do so, however you can cover this by any means you prefer.
Please submit your application to us through the online form on our website. Once you apply, we will be in touch about the next stage of the application process before confirming your Re:Green dates.
If you have any questions about this role please contact us on +44 (0) 207 183 1295.
To find out more about this role and our other adult volunteer roles, visit our website via the button here.
We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.