This year we are looking for dynamic, dedicated students to become overseas challenge leaders and to champion fundraising for The Children’s Society.
You will be responsible for recruiting a team of 20 or more members to join a trek of your choice, and support them to reach their fundraising target of £2990.
Challenges include Mount Kilimanjaro, Morocco High Atlas Mountains, Mount Everest, Guatemala Volcano trek and Machu Picchu. Being a challenge leader is a fantastic opportunity to develop essential skills for the future and make a real difference to children and young people.
Want to become a challenge leader? Read the role description.
Applications close on 1 October 2014.
If you can see yourself as a challenge leader and would like some more info, email Stephanie Drummond or call 0207 841 4507.
Meet two of our 2013-14 challenge leaders
Our challenge leaders are outstanding individuals who champion fundraising and inspire university student participants to raise even more money for The Children’s Society. Read more about them here, and find out how you could be next.
Birmingham City University
'I’m Jordan, a student at Birmingham City University, and challenge ceader for The Children’s Society Morocco Trek 2014. A team of 11 of us climbed North Africa’s highest peak Mount Toubkal at 4167 meters.
I wanted to become a challenge leader for The Children’s Society because they do a lot of work in Birmingham that is close to me. I’m especially impressed by the West Midlands Refugee programme, which provides social activities, advice, information, and advocacy support on a broad range of issues supporting young refugees.
I would highly recommend becoming a challenge leader for The Children’s Society – you get the opportunity to meet and support some incredible people who want to raise money for charity, and I’ve definitely learnt a lot about managing a team of people. The participants and I had an amazing experience on the trek, and received a lot of fundraising supporrt from The Children’s Society to help us to reach our targets.'
University of Bath
'I’m Nadia and the Bath University Kilimanjaro Challenge leader for The Children’s Society. In my final year at University of Bath, I wanted an opportunity to lead a challenging, fun and exciting project—and this trek was just that.
I have worked in the past with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and I know that I wanted to keep supporting young people. The work of the Children’s Society that tackles poverty and neglect stood out to me, and empowered me to recruit 45 other students to join the Kilimanjaro team.
Climbing Kilimanjaro was such a moving and unforgettable experience. The best part about being a challenge leader is that I have helped to raise over £54,000 for The Children’s Society.'