Volunteer Sports/Physical Activity Coach

  • VO85184


Supporting the delivery of sports/physical activity within a school/other venue. Sessions are based on the experience of the volunteer and the needs of the young people to encourage and promote a healthy life.
We are currently running a reduced programme of activities and our events calendar is suspended. Despite this, we are looking for volunteers to assist sporting activities as well as being the designated COVID support officer for each activity.
In this role, you would be asked to attend clubs and assist the lead coach in delivery as well as becoming responsible for contacting a parent/carer, in the case of a pupil developing symptoms during a session. You will be required to complete COVID officer training provided by Sport Scotland.
Volunteers will work with the Active Schools Coordinator in supporting suitable activities within the current programme, offer encouragement to young people in pursuit of becoming more active, build the confidence of young people and promote the aims and objectives of Active Schools.
Our range of opportunities remain open to volunteers with little or no experience. All candidates will require reference and disclosure checks.

Organisation aims and objectives

Increase participation in physical activity in 5-18 year olds. Develop the range of opportunities for young people in physical activity











Experience required: Desirable but not essential are an interest in sport, good communication skills, the ability to motivate, take on responsibility, good organisation, ability to work individually or within a group and experience working with young people.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Active Schools will provide travel expenses from an address in Midlothian to a volunteer location in accordance with the council business travel policy.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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