Challenge Event Volunteer

at Youth Adventure Trust (view profile)
Location Swindon, United Kingdom
Date Posted 10th October 2020
Category Entry-level
In the field
Job Type Volunteer


The Youth Adventure Trust fundraising challenge events offer a bespoke opportunity to companies and the general public who want to challenge themselves, and in doing so improve the lives of vulnerable young people. Our challenges, from climbing mountains to multi-discipline endurance events, raise essential funds for the charity through team sponsorship.

We are offering a range of events this year and are seeking volunteers to assist and support our teams as they take part. This is a role for people comfortable and enthusiastic about spending long periods of time in the outdoors, helping teams to achieve remarkable challenges, and therefore fulfilling their goal of raising funds to support the Youth Adventure Trust's programme for vulnerable young people.

Challenge event volunteers are involved in a range of duties over a weekend which may include marshalling, cheering teams on, helping to resolve problems and celebrating the achievements of each and every participant.

What are they looking for?

No special skills are required however volunteers should be engaging, motivating and able to enthuse participants. Our event volunteers are representing the charity and as such should be professional and comfortable in a range of outdoor environments, from standing on windy wet hills to camping in muddy fields. Some navigational and outdoor skills would be beneficial but are not essential, so long as you are happy in the outdoors for extended periods of time.

Practical Considerations

Events take place in locations such as the Brecon Beacons, the Peak District and the Lake District. We accept applications from all over the country. You will be required to arrange your own travel to the event; travel expenses will be covered where applicable.

Events typically require you to be available from Friday afternoon through to Sunday.

You need to be prepared for all weather conditions and bring along your own equipment such as waterproofs, suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals will be provided. If the event requires camping you will be required to bring your own sleeping bag and roll mat, but tents will be provided.

21 years old minimum.

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.