Volunteers needed for childrens' summer camp

6th July 2007 at 01:00

I'm 19 years old, I am writing to you on behalf of a voluntary organisation called GlosAid Youth Action, for which I have been a volunteer for two years. We are a registered charity, which has been helping disadvantaged children for nearly 40 years by providing them with a holiday they would not otherwise receive.

The main ethos of our organisation is that it helps to build the strengths and extend the skills GlosAid volunteers already have, as well as help them discover new ones. The challenges faced by a volunteer on our summer camp build up their team work skills, initiative and caring capabilities.

This is where we ask for your help. We are at a stage where we have most of the money and most of the nominated children, but we are low on volunteers. If we don't find 70 people aged between 16 and 26, our camp will not run. This sort of experience speaks volumes on CVs.

Transport, food and accommodation costs are covered, and there is also a free of-charge training weekend, or training evening sessions, one of which must be attended.

This year's camp dates are August 7 24. We will be holding a training weekend nearer the time. Perhaps you know a person who would like to take the challenge?

Kelly Main Honorary Secretary, Glosaid Youth Action, Gloucester

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today