Speyside Trust Badaguish
Centre is a place where you can explore and develop new and exciting skills
in safety, amidst the superb forest and mountain scenery of the Cairngorms
National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It is committed to Access for All and to programmes
and facilities which offer equal opportunities in an integrated
- Accommodation in many combinations
to suit organised groups, clubs, schools, youth organisations
- A wide range of group outdoor activities led by nationally qualified instructors.
- A secluded, ideally
placed setting for activities in Glenmore Forest.
- A Charitable Trust
providing a special service to people with disabilities, including a fully staffed programme and purpose built
Activity Holiday Unit which people with disabilities can
visit unaccompanied (24-hr respite care).
with the Care Inspectorate to provide residential
care for people with disabilities.
within nationally accepted Care and Safety Guidelines.
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Speyside Trust, Badaguish Centre is a small independent
charity helping children and adults with learning difficulties
needing additional care and support - they love the challenge of the outdoors
too! The Trust badly needs funds to further develop its respite
care activity holidays and work experience/vocational training
programmes. Visitors are always welcome at Badaguish
- just drop in or give us a call and we will be happy to give you more information or show you around
|HOW TO HELP
- Volunteer and help at the Centre by working
as an individual within the Care Team
- Take part in/ help out at our annual charity sporting events: Corrieyairack
Outdoor Challenge, or Aviemore
Half Marathon & 10K For All
- Make a donation - We rely totally on the generosity of those who believe in what we are seeking to do. We are grateful to all who encourage us, work with us and give us financial support. It's simple to make either a one-off or monthly donation using the link on the right or telephone Dylis on
+ 44 (0) 1479 861285 or print off our Gift
- Fundraise online: We've teamed up with Justgiving, our online fundraising partners,to create a secure online donations facility for all our event competitors. Click on the link on the right to get started.
Need help fundraising? Check out our Fundraising Tips and Tricks.
As a volunteer you are expected to be
a responsible employee and to carry out duties and working hours
as agreed with the Care Manager. These are 5 days/week with
2 days off (may or may not be in the same week or consecutive,
but can be taken in a block by arrangement).
Full board (on working days) and lodging
are provided plus £30.00 pocket money per week. Accommodation
is in caravans - short term volunteers may have to share. There is a laundry on site for your
use. You must be completely independent,
able and willing to look after yourself in all respects during your stay, especially on days off.
SHORT TERM VOLUNTEERS (1-4 weeks) will work under the supervision of Centre staff with our own
respite care activity holidays for children and adults with
mainly mental/multiple handicap.
LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS (4 or more
weeks) may also be assigned other campsite duties.
In both situations you are an Assistant
to the Group Leaders and may be required to help in all aspects
of the camp, ie direct care, activities on and off site, general
upkeep of Centre facilities, domestic duties, (cooking, cleaning,
laundry etc.). When assisting group leaders and participating
in activities your personal pleasure comes second (if at
all!) to ensuring the participation and enjoyment for
each other member of the group. This is NOT easy.
It requires observation and attention to ALL members
of a group.
You are expected to display appropriate
conduct, beneficial to campers and the Centre, both on and
off-site. As a resident you will be observed both on and off
Click here for an application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org