Holiday and Short Breaks Volunteer  with Sense Holidays (Ref: 1330)
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Are you looking for a holiday experience where you get to try new things, meet new people and help others do the same? Then get involved in a Sense Holiday.

Sense Holidays organises breaks and holidays for deafblind children, young people and adults.

They are looking for a range of volunteers and you don’t need to have any specific skills or to have done anything similar before as training is provided. However, if you can drive a minibus, sign, lifeguard or are willing to be a first aider then they would be particularly keen to hear from you. Enthusiastic volunteers participate in the holiday programme and help to bring it to life. During the holiday you will get to know a group of amazing people. You may help someone experience something completely new. You will discover ways to communicate and get an insight into different perspectives on the world.

Sense Holidays have short breaks in February, Easter, May and October and week-long holidays that take place in July and August throughout England and Wales. Some are in Gloucestershire. Accommodation ranges from outdoor activity centres, to cottages, farms and barns, to villas, and even barges!
What are they looking for?

Sense is looking for volunteers who:
- are committed, enthusiastic, caring, respectful, patient and open-minded
- work well in a team
- are willing to learn new skills

They would like volunteers to have:
- plenty of stamina
- great interpersonal skills
- a good sense of humour!

They would normally expect volunteers to be 18+ and are particularly looking for male volunteers, so that they can provide role models and gender sensitivity for male holidaymakers.


Volunteer expenses covered

Insurance cover in place

Training provided

Some of the holidays are accessible to people with mobility difficulties and people who use wheelchairs.

When: Variable times
Age requirements: Over 18


About Sense Holidays
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deaf-blind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

Sense Holidays provide opportunities for holiday makers - deaf-blind children, young people and adults - to have fun, try new things and meet new people. Many families never have the chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities. Sense Holidays also give families a break from caring, and enables them to focus on their own health and wellbeing.

See all roles with Sense Holidays