Urban Uprising was launched in the UK in 2017 with the aim to improve the physical, social
and emotional wellbeing of young people struggling to elevate themselves. Since then
we have reached hundreds of young people and seen their confidence, self-reliance and
resilience grow alongside their climbing skills.
Due to our growing success, we are now recruiting additional Session Volunteers in Bristol, Aberdeen and Glasgow. This is a crucial role in successful delivery of our programmes, with individuals being responsible for helping to run climbing sessions alongside qualified instructors, creating a consistent experience for groups and participants, and providing participants with positive role models.
What you get in return
It is a hugely rewarding role. Through a structured programme, you will help young people learn how to climb safely and responsibly, but you will also help them gain improved self-esteem, develop life and employment skills, find adventure and a sense of community. You will get to meet like-minded people and gain more experience in climbing, which is perfect for those interested in pursuing a career in the industry.
In addition, there are a number of training and development opportunities, including
Red cross or St Andrews First Aid
NSPPC Safeguarding Children
Professional climbing qualifications
Personal development through induction and ongoing reviews
Founder Stu Green said, “We have a diverse range of volunteers, ranging from 21 to 65 years old, from novice to experienced climbers, but we all share a passion for climbing and helping others to benefit from the positive impact it can bring. I’m really excited about the next phase of our growth and building and empowering even more skilled volunteers to
increase our reach and impact.”
Urban Uprising volunteer Ainsley Martin, winner of Mountaineering Scotland Volunteer of the Year Award 2019, was nominated for her outstanding contribution to Urban Uprising. She said, “Volunteering with Urban Uprising has been enormously enjoyable. I support climbing sessions, get to know some pretty cool groups of kids, play games, offer encouragement and the occasional power spot to help them reach the first hold! We build on their climbing skills, but also their confidence, reflect on their changing attitudes to returning to a problem and try to bring the group to a place where they also support and encourage each other.”
To be considered for a Session Volunteer role and help us reach even more young people, please apply here.
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