Volunteer help needed for Pyrenees 5 day hike!
ESTEEM, a youth charity based in Sussex, is looking for an International Mountain Leader (or similar experience/qualification) to lead our group of 11 young people aged around 20 years old. We will have 2-3 other group leaders on-hand but our IML volunteer has recently had to cancel, unfortunately, which leaves ESTEEM with the difficult task of going ahead with the hike safely and responsibly until we can find a suitable Hike Leader.
The hike will be in the French Pyrenees GR10, from Luz-Saint- Sauveur and ending at Lac D’Oo, from the 8th-15th July (including travel days) 2017. This is an annual hike that we have been running for 4 years now, making our way from West to East across this beautiful but challenging mountain range. The participants come from a range of backgrounds and are facing many of the issues that young people are dealing with today, including social isolation, anxiety, depression and long-term unemployment. They have each been fundraising the £300 hike fee, which covers their travel, food, accommodation and vehicle support throughout the trip. However, being a small charity we don’t have funds to pay Group Leaders and so are appealing to anyone who can help us out. Expenses can be paid and we are currently raising the extra £1500-£2000 to cover the 3 or 4 Group Leader costs. If you would like to support us another way ou can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/esteem/hike2016