YMCA (Kilmarnock) Outdoor Activities Youth Worker

  • VO84074


Description

RECRUITING NOW! The YMCA building is still closed to indoors youth work until further notice as a result of on-going Covid-19 protocols. However, our volunteers have been doing some outdoor training and have teamed up with an organisation called GolPhin. The purpose of GolPhin is to try and encourage children from a young age to take an interest in golf and outdoor activities; to get fit and get healthy. To do this, they created equipment that fits the child, firstly, by using large club heads and balls and, secondly, they have made it creative, educational and fun.
We feel that this project has come around at just the right time. It uses golf as a medium for literacy & numeracy, whilst also encouraging team-building and teamwork.
Participants will receive a workbook each with QR codes to improve their golf and a GolPhin App for their mobile phones that they and their parents can access. The App has a series of videos & tips to help the child progress.
The GolPhin course is exclusively for YMCA members first and then we hope to progress it into the community.
If you think you can help and would like to find out more about volunteering with this project, please be in touch.
The first course will take place at Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock, (by arrangement with Joe Ferguson at YMCA Kilmarnock) over the next four Fridays, weather permitting, between 4pm & 5:30pm as follows:
• Friday, 28 August 2020
• Friday, 04 September 2020
• Friday, 11 September 2020
• Friday, 18 September 2020

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The first course will take place over the next four Fridays, weather permitting, between 4pm & 5:30pm as follows: • Friday, 28 August 2020 • Friday, 04 September 2020 • Friday, 11 September 2020 • Friday, 18 September 2020

Restrictions

Volunteers must be committed, dependable and able to give a minimum of two hours a week.
Experience required: Volunteers must love children, be enthusiastic, have own ideas to assist in developing the service, be prepared to participate in outdoor activities if and when required.
Travel details: The YMCA building in based in Soulis Street, Kilmarnock, which is near the town centre, not far from the bus station and railway station. We also have car parking facilities at the back of the building. Dean Castle Country Park is at Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB.
Minimum age: 18

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Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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