Our approach to volunteering
We are a charity. We do not make a profit. Our job is to support as many young people as possible to transform their own futures through adventures in the wilderness. We run a small and very lean office, work hard to fundraise, as do our young explorers, and as a result each year are able to offer more spaces on our programmes to more young people with least access to opportunity. Some of our programmes are run exclusively for young people facing multiple disadvantage. We are privileged to have the volunteer contribution of fantastic, committed and highly competent outdoor professionals who give up thousands of hours each year to support our work. Our technical advisors do the same. So do our trustees. We also have volunteers working in our office.
Without their combined contribution, our work would not be possible. We understand that we ask a great deal of our leaders as we do with all our volunteers. We think they are exceptional people. Volunteering is an active choice for some professionals in every sector – but it just isn’t possible, or of interest, to everyone. We totally respect that. - Honor Wilson-Fletcher, CEO British Exploring Society