Last week Toria, one of our amazing team members, let us know what being an Activity Manager means to her.
"Activity Managers are the heart & soul of Yellow Submarine –it’s our job to make sure Yellow Sub’s activities are fun, exciting and engaging for our members, both in the planning and on the day itself! The best part of being an Activity Manager is building good relationships with our members; for example, one member did a happy dance when seeing me in person again after the lockdown! We can become important faces in our members’ lives, often providing emotional and practical support on top of social activities. One of my favourite memories as an Activity Manager would be on a residential with some of our young people, seeing one member conquer their fear of heights and go abseiling from the high tower! A successful week as an Activity Manager varies a lot throughout the year (no day is the same at Yellow Sub!), but in the course of one week you could expect to plan & run an evening club, help out at our day-time projects, meet & sign up new members, liaise with venues about upcoming holiday activities, provide a listening ear to members & families and spend some time planning future activities, residentials or projects."