Volunteering with OTW

“It is no exaggeration to say my experience with OTW was one of the best weeks of my life. It is true what they say…Camp never leaves you. Not only does OTW do sensational things for its Campers, it also did sensational things for me as a Volunteer.”

Volunteer with us to change lives- including your own.

Each year we need over 700 fantastic Volunteers to create an unforgettable Camp experience for children with serious illnesses and their families. Our Volunteers are vital in helping our Campers to create lasting memories, try new activities, and rebuild their confidence.

If you would like the opportunity to join the OTW community, make new friends, develop a range of skills and make a real, positive impact on the life of a child affected by serious illness, then we want to hear from you.

There are a range of Volunteer roles available at our Camps:

Camp Team Mate Team Mates support Campers throughout their time at Camp, building fantastic relationships with their team whilst encouraging, inspiring and empowering Campers as they complete activities.
Activity Leader : If you are interested  in music, drama, games, sports or arts and crafts, there are opportunities to lead a specific activity at Camp.
Clinical VolunteerAt Camp, we rely on a fantastic team of trained Doctors and Nurses to support the medical needs of our Campers.
Camp Recorder (Photographer) : The role of the Camp Recorder is to capture the fun of Camp and the achievements of all our Campers through photos. They are keen photographers.
Safeguarding Officer : Suitable for those trained and experienced in safeguarding, this role helps us create the safest possible environment for our Campers.


  • You’ll participate in a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • You’ll meet fantastic new people
  • You’ll work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation
  • You’ll develop and strengthen your:
  • Team Working Skills
  • Time Management
  • Organisation
  • Creativity
  • Confidence & Leadership
  • Communication Skills

You can contact us by calling 02392 477110 or by e-mailing volunteering@otw.org.uk.

Applications to Volunteer at our Spring and Summer Camps are closed for 2017.
We are still however looking for applications for the following Autumn Camps:

Week long camp:

Midlands Siblings Camp:

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October, Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire

Long Weekend Camps (Returning Volunteers only):

Autumn Midlands Family Camp:

Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October, Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire

Crohn’s & Colitis UK Family Camp:

Friday 15th –  Sunday 17th September, Liddington PGL, Wiltshire

Anaphylaxis Campaign Camper Weekend:

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October, Liddington PGL, Wiltshire