Blackburn with Darwen - Health and Wellbeing


Health Improvement - Health & Wellbeing Physical Activity Leader

Physical Activity Support Volunteer

Overview

We are seeking a Physical Activity volunteer who will:

  • Be confident enough to develop the skills this role requires and who would be able to support us with physical activity sessions within the community.
  • Be confident in a session environment, this could be a gym, a Leisure Centre or a beginners aerobics class.
  • Offer a substantial commitment to attending a session on a weekly basis.
  • Have ideas to support developing new group activities.

Volunteers will be assessed by participating in a structured activity session.

The re:fresh service offers the people of Blackburn with Darwen the opportunity to access a huge range of leisure, health and well-being activities, sports activities, health and dietary advice plus much more.

This opportunity is subject to DBS clearance.

Tasks

  • Welcoming users to the sessions and be willing to help tackle social isolation
  • Participate and ensure a friendly and supportive environment
  • Deliver group activity
  • Complete session registers and risk assessments
  • Provide healthy lifestyle information
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system

    Qualities

  • Be confident at dealing with all members of the public
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Committed to providing an excellent service
  • Physically active
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Interested in health and well-being

Training

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required. All volunteers will be supported through a training program which will enable them in this role.

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon

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