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Learn Active
Volunteer experience position information

Learn Active is a registered charity that provides outdoor education opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Our mission is to give people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to explore and have fun in the outdoors while learning new skills, meeting new friends and achieving goals.
We run a range of programmes during the term, holidays, weekends and overnights throughout the year.
We are based at the Cracroft Guide Centre in Cashmere, Christchurch. But conduct our programmes all over Canterbury and beyond.
Our work days are 8.30am – 4pm and some overnight programmes.

Experience needed/prerequisites:
Over 16 years of age
People who are flexible, patient and friendly
Local or out of town considered – accommodation may be able to be provided
An interest in the outdoors with a good level of fitness
An interest in working with special needs people
Full driver’s licence prefered but not essential
No experience necessary in outdoor education or working with special needs people, support and training will be given in this area

What will you gain from volunteering with Learn Active:
Logged hours/experience with special needs students, outdoor education and working with groups
Referee for jobs/courses/polytech etc
Voluntary service for on your CV
Work experience to help support job applications
You can be added to our casual volunteer or staff list for future employment opportunities
Involvement in programme planning and development, safety process/policy and other areas that may be of interest to you
What does Learn Active gain from you volunteering:
Extra support for our students
Higher staff ratios mean we can offer our programmes to more people
An opportunity to share our experience and knowledge with other passionate people
Fresh energy to support our students and programmes

Work under the supervision and guidance of our instructors to help support our students to participate in programmes
Individualised support for students
Some light maintenance work
Specifics can be discussed based on your level and needs- eg programme planning, leading sessions

Time commitment:
We are looking for consistency. We prefer longer term, full time or same day each week placements but can consider shorter or longer.
We offer placements all year round, and can make future bookings based on availability. Waiting list also available. We operate monday to friday, with occasional weekend and overnight programmes.

Interest areas:
Duke of Edinburgh
Gap year
Outdoor education
Social work
Adventure therapy
Pre polytech experience
Speech and therapy specialists

How to apply:
Contact Karla Roberts – Managing Director for an application form
021 1398 156

For more information about Learn Active:
http://www.learnactive.co.nz http://www.facebook.com/learnactivenz