Our voluntary wardens are generally couples or families but a single person can undertake the role too.
Essentially, the voluntary warden is our main interface between the site and our visitors.
A weekend rota starts as soon as the warden can arrive on a Friday afternoon or evening and is generally based in or around reception to provide a warm welcome to our visitors, advise and direct them to where they are staying and offer support and encouragement wherever necessary. Voluntary wardens also help out with running the shop, issuing some activity equipment and assisting running some of our site programme such as flagbreak, campfires and so on.
We provide a purpose-built accommodation block for our voluntary warden team or family that can comfortably sleep 4 people on bunk beds. A small kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and sink is also available and an ajoining en-suite shower and toilet room completes the provision.
Although this unit is self-contained, a door links into the Crew quarters and we tend to find that everyone works together as a large team supporting each other and meals are generally eaten together.
Wherever possible, we try to ensure that voluntary wardens have considerable Scouting or Guiding expertise and experience so that they are really well placed to support our visitors.
If you’re interested in spending a few weekends a year or even a week during Summer or school holidays in a very rewarding role then please complete our volunteer registration form and we’ll be in touch