About the opportunity
This is an ideal volunteer role for anyone who enjoys or has an interest in photography. The organisation provides free Therapeutic Recreation residential camps to give fun and respite to young people with life-limiting illnesses. The camps are great fun for the residents and the volunteers. All parties gain a great deal of satisfaction from the relationships they develop and the activities they do. Part of the success of the camp is recording the activities for the campers and the recorder's role does just that. The recorder creates a pictorial record of the activities the campers take part in, including indoor and outdoor activities, the highs and the fun the campers have on their residential. You will be kept busy attending the events and activities that take place over the week and the photography will create a lasting record of the fun and achievements of the young people attending.
Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international Serious Fun Children’s Network. OTW provides free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.
OTW gives children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a physically safe and medically sound environment.
Good photography skills, experience and knowledge of cameras and photography would be really useful in this role. Ability to frame a shot and take good clear pictures is essential. Good communication skills.
This is a residential activity. Please allow time for DBS check and application. Camps are in the following areas, Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 8QT - Strathallian School, Perth Scotland PH2 9EG - Bryanston School, Dorset, DT11 OPX Food and accommodation is provided but there is a charge towards the recruitment process. Camp is for a week at a time plus pre-camp days for training