Our volunteers


ODECS is staffed by some 36 volunteers, spread over two locations, where they are qualified to offer Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE programmes to participants.

Among them, they have Summer Mountain Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader and Basic Expedition Leaders' qualifications, as well as Level 3 Kayak Coach, Climbing SPA, and Mountain Bike Leader.

All leaders have an outdoor First Aid qualification.

Many are also qualified to drive minibuses, and all are DBS (or its predecessor, CRB) checked.

Some of the volunteers offer their time as external assessors to other D of E groups around West Sussex at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

All our volunteers are passionate about the outdoors and keep their skills current with hill walking and other outdoor pursuits.

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