Residential Camp Volunteers

Over The Wall camps can’t run with out volunteers like you! Will you join the team and spread the magic of camp in 2022?

Are you ready to create some serious fun?!

Do something rewarding and make a difference to others be part of a team, make friends and have fun Learn or develop skills including teamwork, creativity and communication Experience something unique, it’s great for your wellbeing and you will have an awesome time!

Knowing the transformative impact role models can have, we want to ensure that our volunteers are reflective of our campers in terms of visible and non-visible disabilities, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity and all other characteristics.

Every year we need over 700 volunteers to help create an unforgettable camp experience for young people with health challenges and their families.

Group of Over The Wall Volunteers

Residential Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Team Mate
Activity Leader
Media Crew
Safeguarding adviser
clinical volunteers

Camp Teammate

Teammates are an essential part of camp, supporting campers throughout their time at Camp, building fantastic relationships whilst encouraging and inspiring and empowering campers as they complete camp activities. Campers will be divided into teams based on the age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17. You will be part of a team of other amazing Volunteers supporting Campers in a wide range of activities, including Archery, Arts and Crafts, Discovery, Sports and Games and encouraging them to reflect on what they have achieved in evening Cabin Chats. You will also look after the day-time and night-time needs of the Campers in their accommodation. Training is provided both before and at camp to ensure you have all the information you need for camp to be a great experience for you and the campers.

Day Camp Teammate

Teammates support campers throughout their time at Camp, building fantastic relationships whilst encouraging, inspiring and empowering campers as they complete camp activities. You will be part of a team of other amazing Volunteers, having fun and creating amazing experiences!  

 Live close to a camp location? Join the camp fun supporting campers during the days of camp and then head back to your home comforts. 

Media Crew

Your mission should you wish to choose it is to capture all the magic moments of camp! If you have some photographic or videography experience and have a flair for capturing those special moments then this could be the role for you at camp. We will provide you with the equipment and time to collate the spectacular moments of fun campers have had a camp. You will put these together to create a slide show which is shown at the end of camp to everyone to really enjoy and look back on all the amazing of experiences they had at camp.  

 As well as being part of the Media Crew you will also be in a team with other volunteers supporting campers so you won’t miss on all the magical moments of team fun at camp. If you are kind, enthusiastic and have a great eye for a good picture this role is for you. Training and food and accommodation is provided for the duration of camp. We need your help to create the end of camp glow! Join our media crew today! You will also be part of a Camp team teammate and get to join in all the fun of Camp! 

Activity Leader

We are looking for some amazing people to take on a role as Activity Leader at our Camps in 2022. Do you have a secret talent you’d love to run as an activity? We’ve previously had origami sessions and woodwork that we could not have run without our amazing volunteers coming forward to provide.   

Or do you have an interest in an activity area? E.g. Arts and Crafts, drama or sports? Join our activity team to run some fantastic sessions that have been planned by our activity team and will be taught to you so that you can confidently run them and help bring some fun and excitement to the sessions.

Team Mates support campers throughout their time at Camp, building fantastic relationships whilst encouraging, inspiring and empowering campers as they complete camp activities. You will be part of a team of other amazing Volunteers, having fun and creating amazing experiences! 

Safeguarding Adviser

Our Safeguarding Officers are an extremely important part of Camp as they act as ambassadors of our Safeguarding policy, helping to ensure the mutual protection of Campers, Volunteers and Staff.  

Your role would be to be available to discuss and advise the Over The Wall safeguarding staff on any potential concerns which have been raised. Whilst you will not be responsible for contacting the appropriate authorities to investigate concerns, you will be vital in ensuring the correct channels are made aware of any Safeguarding breaches. Throughout Camp you will also need to be vigilant and observant to ensure Safeguarding procedures are in place and being followed. 

As with our ‘Team Mate’ volunteers you will also be allocated to a Camp team and complete the everyday Team Mate role. If you possess a Level 3 Safeguarding training or equivalent and have experience working with young people, we are able to offer a fun and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in young people’s lives. 

Clinical Volunteer

Nurses, doctors and paramedics have a critical role to play at an Over The Wall Camp, to provide safe and effective care, whilst joining in the mischief and magic of camp. Can you help? 

Types of Residential Camp

Health Challenge & Siblings Camps 
Our Health Challenge & Siblings Camps are magical places where campers take part in fun activities including Sports and Games, Drama, Arts and Crafts and Discovery. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17 years of age. Team mates help create a fun, safe and supportive environment for children with health challenges and their siblings to try new things, have amazing impactful experiences, build confidence and time for reflection on all their achievements.

You will be part of a team of other incredible volunteers and will need a sense of fun with an energetic, enthusiastic and positive approach. If you are looking for an amazing and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in young people’s lives, whilst developing your skills in communication, team work and creativity, then apply to be a Team Mate now!

Camp is four days long and you will be required to arrive one day early for training. We will give you all the necessary training and support and provide your accommodation and food for the duration of camp. 

Family Camps 
Family camps provide a fun and engaging environment at camp for families to let their hair down, have fun and experience some amazing memories together.

As a Team Mate you will join a family and be part of their magical journey at camp. You will provide support, play games, be an ear to listen and be an integral part to families reconnecting and having an awesome time together and with other families.

Family camps are two days long, you will need to arrive at 10am of the first day where we will provide you with all the training you need, accommodation and food is provided for the whole of camp. If you love having fun, being part of a team and creating rewarding experiences sign up for one of our family camps. 

Get in touch

Fill out the form or use the details below to get in touch.
volunteering@otw.org.uk
02392 477110 

Clinical Volunteer at Over The Wall Camp