The charity started in 1987 when Peter Mumford, then Bishop of Truro recognised the need to find a positive way to engage disadvantaged young people, to ensure they unlocked their potential. Soon after, The Bishops Forum was created and the charity was founded with Goodygrane Activity Centre growing from abandoned granite quarries overlooking Falmouth bay. One of the earliest memories was of a child abseiling down a rock face in a wheelchair, being watched by a young person who’d been excluded from school. That person went on to be an instructor and today, we continue to see Cornwall’s most vulnerable children realise their own potential. Our outdoor education centre now supports ~4,000 children and young people a year through charity programmes, tailored school residentials and NCS.
What we do
Our mission is to support children and young people on a journey of positive change. We give them the tools to identify and overcome their own challenges, and give them an overall sense of empowerment. We are passionate about enabling them to overcome barriers to education, work and social interaction. We provide:
Charity programmes that support those facing life’s toughest challenges.
School residentials that build communication, teamwork and resilience.
NCS programmes that teach people skills and get them excited about the future.
Team away days for corporates that are fun, build your team and support us!
We run a huge range of activities that are designed to challenge, excite, teach new skills and overcome barriers. Our activities include: Via Ferrata, Zip Wire, quarry-steering, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, indoor climbing, archery, watersports, bushcraft and more…
BF Adventure is a great place to volunteer and work. We’re dynamic, diverse and different. If you’re interested in being part of our team, we have a great range of opportunities to gain experience and develop new skills. We are also always keen to add skills to our Board of Trustees. If you’re interested in finding out more, drop us an email, give us a ring on 01326 340912 or come in to say hello!
Here’s what we have to offer:
Please complete and send through an application and equal opportunities form to firstname.lastname@example.org using the links below.
BF Adventure is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We can only accept applications through our application form and the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.