Volunteer Placements

Volunteer Instructor Scheme

Do you love inspiring and teaching young people in the outdoors? Would you like to work alongside a committed and dynamic team? Are you a Christian wanting to share your faith with others?

The Volunteer Instructor scheme is an excellent opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications and valuable work experience in the outdoor industry, whilst sharing your Christian faith in our dedicated and supportive team environment.

Aims of the scheme

  • To serve in a Christian Centre
  • To train in Outdoor Education activities
  • To be involved with the Christian outreach and input of the Centre
  • To assist in the general running of the Centre
  • To assist and lead when qualified in instructing Outdoor Education sessions

Accommodation and food is provided and you will live on-site in our staff houses. Hours of work are typically Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30pm and you will also need to do occasional evening and weekend work. You will be provided with a full staff uniform and all personal protective equipment required for outdoor activities.

Typical qualifications gained

  • Climbing Wall Award
  • British Canoe Union Level 1 Coach
  • Lowland Leader Award
  • Adventure First Aid
  • Mountain Biking Trail Leader

Various other awards and qualifications are included in the scheme and gaining these will depend on your experience, personal interests and the requirements of the Centre.

Applicant requirements

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must have some experience of working with young people
  • Must be a Christian willing to share their faith with others

All successful applicants will be recommended by their home church and placements subject to a complete Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to apply

For further details and an application form please contact Tim Stephens on t.stephens@heatree.org or call 01647 221307. Alternatively please visit our Contact page.