Support Workers

We are always seeking volunteers who are keen to give back to Outward Bound and become support workers for our disability courses. This is a great opportunity to help others get the most out of their OB experience and enjoy the chance to spend time at Anakiwa again.

Being a support worker involves supporting a watch of Outward Bound participants, with either intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities.

To apply:
  • You must have completed an Outward Bound course
  • Have the enthusiasm, maturity and patience to deal with the demands of the role
  • Ideally, have some experience working with those with disabilities (not essential)
  • Be available for 9 days (8 days of course + arrival one day early to prepare)
  • Pass our medical screening criteria (just the same as when you attended your own course)

Support workers

 

" Overall being a support worker was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone, if they got the chance. Being a part of our watches journey was something so special as you see the raw emotion in every challenge and witness the students grow, adapt and overcome the obstacles in their own, individual way. I am truly privileged to have been a part of their journey. Being a support worker was a whole new way to experience OB, but one that was just as amazing, challenging and as rewarding as my first OB course. "

Alisha Symister

Classic course participant 2017, Horizons course support worker 2016 & 2017

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If you’re interested, download the role description and application form. For more information please contact Lisa Healy on 0800 688 927 or lhealy@outwardbound.co.nz