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Volunteer roles

For 2023 we are really pleased to welcome applications for the following exciting new Volunteer roles

Volunteer Events Manager

We are looking for a volunteer events manager to lead a number of exciting events for Scouts and Guides in the next few years including Winter Camp 2024, Wilderness 2023, B4SE Camp 2023 Spooktacular 2023 and  Music in the park 2023. We are also looking at running a number of other events for Scouts and Guides including various events for different sections.

Ideally you will have some experience of managing district or county events or Jamborees or even some commercial event experience.  You’ll work with the centre management team to plan the event, help to advertise it, recruit volunteers for the event and deliver the event.

To apply please complete and return the application form to the Centre Manager ASAP.

0420 Volunteer Application Form

 

History walk guides

Ad hoc role as and when customers book history walks.  You’ll be interested in the history of Beaudesert Park and be able to tell the story with enthusiasm and character.

Guided walks will last for approx 2 hours and include a short presentation and refreshments.

Training will be provided to cover the history content.

To apply please complete and return the application form to the Centre Manager ASAP.

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Trustee x 2

Voluntary – We are looking for a new Trustee to join our Management and Finance Board.  This is a volunteer role. You will have some business experience and ideally some previous Charity governance experience and any working life experience of building repair and construction work would be useful but not essential.  We are looking for a commitment of 7 meetings per year plus some ad hoc meetings dependent on current projects.  To apply please complete the Exec member nomination form and email it to  centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk    The application process includes an application form, interview with Centre Manager and Trustees, 2 references and a DBS check.

1810 Exec member nomination form

Applications are open to join our volunteer team for a number of large events that we are hosting in 2023

10th to 15th August 2023

We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:

Cooks to work 1 or 2 meal services per day. Competent cooks who are willing to follow instructions from our catering manager, flexible to work to our meals, ingredients, and plans. Able to work well with other people and respect other people input.

Kitchen porters to help serve, clean tables and wash up.

Traffic Marshalls to help direct traffic on Saturday and Tuesday who are willing to follow instructions from our Estate Manager.   Able to work well with other people and respect other people input.  Polite to customers yet firm when needed.  X10

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May 26th and 28th May

Shop volunteers to help serve in our shop in various shifts 9am to 9pm  4 per morning, afternoon and evening

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May 

Activity Instructors to assist in the activities team delivering activities.  Archery GB, NSRA, or a Bushscout tomahawks qualification useful but not essential.  People with climbing qualifications helpful to help harness up on roped activities.  x 20

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May 26th and 28th May

Toilet cleaners to help keep a regular cleaning regime going throughout the event. Working with our regular cleaners you will help keep the toilets sparkling.  x4

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May 26th and 28th May

Night Cleaning team to work with our cleaners to provide a full service on the toilets over night to ensure they are fresh each morning.  x 6

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May 26th and 28th May

Bins and odd jobs working with our Estate Manager you will help keep the bins emptied and mover refuse around as required. You’ll also help litter pick.  x2

For all of these roles on this event, free camping space is available and meals throughout the event.

Training will be given on the Thursday and Friday.

The application process is: complete and return an application form, shortlisted to interview, on an offer of a role, 2 references and a DBS (sorry to comply with our policy an additional DBS to scouting or guiding is required. )

Please complete this application form and email it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Winter Forestry Volunteer

The Role: We are looking for individuals passionate about the outdoors that can assist the Estate team with winter woodland management projects. You’ll be working outdoors at all times, on our 120 acre estate. Tasks are varied, including conservation activities and assisting with forestry operations.

Key duties:

Tree planting

Ongoing care of planted trees

Assist estate team with woodland management

e.g. rhododendron clearance, trail maintenance, hedge cutting, conservation projects

Other information:

Prior experience of forestry work not necessary.

This role includes a mix of independent and team work. The role is entirely outside. Applicants should be physically fit for outdoor work. Projects are set by the Estate Manager.

Lunch provided in cafeteria.

Key skills:

Safety focused

Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors

Good communicator

Hard working

Ability to work as a team and independently

Working hours:

Wednesdays, either mornings (09:00-12:30) or full day (09:00-17:00).

Some weeks, there may be no project as the estate team may need to focus on other areas

Date:

Until April 12th. This is because forestry projects are limited during the main season. For example, tree planting cannot take place in spring and summer due to risk of trees drying out.

 

To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form

 

Thursday fix it team

Come in on a Thursday and help make any repairs that have been reported.   You will be good a general DIY to a professional finish.  Can you do, painting and decorating, basic plumbing, replace electrical fittings like for like, carpentry,  deep cleaning.  Our aim is to create a team of people who can come in most Thursday mornings, and pick up the fix it forms, investigate, repair if possible or order parts for next week.  To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer shop assistants

To be part of our rota for busy days throughout the year, helping to serve our guests souvenirs, badges, sweets, ice creams, hot drinks and cold drinks.

To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form

 

Volunteer weekend wardens

As part of a rota, to provide support to customers during their stay.  You’ll be on duty from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon. Tasks include being on call for any problems a group might have, booking groups in, serving in the shop, managing traffic,  helping direct customers to their site.  Accommodation, uniform and meals provided. Must be over 18.

To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer litter pickers

Come in once a month, wearing a Beaudesert florescent jacket you will walk the key areas with a litter picker and bag and collect litter for an hour or 2.  Fresh air, exercise and a great help to us!

To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Work placements

We are looking for 6 month to 1 year work placement students.  We offer free accommodation in our new staff lodge and meals to our long term work placements.  We have vacancies in the Activity team and  Parks team.  Lots of training provided.

More Volunteer positions

We have volunteer vacancies for the following roles.  Some of these are for specific projects, events or tasks others are regular weekend or weekday work days.

activity instructors

Event Staff

General Support Staff

Project teams

Fundraisers

Primarily to help with the Friends of Beau membership, To assist with Legacy documentation, grants and funding applications.

 Summer 2023 Volunteer staff programme

We have a number of places available for a full time or regular  placements supporting our centre to deliver amazing experiences to young people.  Minimum placement 1 month  This can be full time or weekends.

You get: Full training, uniform, food, accommodation and an amazing experience seeing young people develop. You’ll also make lifelong friends and develop some amazing skills that will look great on your CV or university/job application.

Daily tasks will include: setting up activities, running activities, activity maintenance, general site maintenance, cleaning buildings and cleaning of toilets.

You just need to bring lots of energy, a positive can do attitude and willingness to be outside in the great British weather and we’ll provide the rest

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to at least a 1 month placement or regular weekends.

To apply please complete a volunteer application form.  Include any Scouting or Guiding experience and any qualifications such as first aid that you may have.  Email your application to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

School work experience

At the present time we are unable to offer work experience for under 18’s.

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As a charitable trust we rely on the hard work of a large volunteer team who provide support for our paid staff and help us to complete projects that we would not normally be able to complete. Volunteers assist with a wide range of tasks on site and are instrumental to the success of our centre.  In return we offer training, a DBS, and uniform to regular volunteers.

Application process

We try to make the application process as simple as possible however for all of our roles, the standard application process is:

Application form

Short interview

2 references

DBS Form – Free to you

Get started!

 

Our volunteers receive free uniform, hot drinks, lunch, invitation to our annual staff event each summer.

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