We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
As part of our role in making more children, more active, more often, we are seeking volunteers to help set up and run a variety of activities.
Our activities mostly take place outside curriculum time but can sometimes take place during the school day. Groups usually consist of around 10-20 children.
We will consider any activity that will help the children to be active and that they will enjoy- this could take the form of sport, walking, fun games, fitness activities or even gardening! For example, a volunteer may wish to run 6 weeks of after-school badminton or football at their local primary school for an hour a week. Or maybe they prefer to help out with playground games at lunchtime. We can also supply a volunteer to assist them.
We aim to get more children, more active, more often. To achieve this we work closely with coaches, volunteers, school staff, parents etc to run a wide variety of fun opportunities. These can be during our outside curriculum time. Any activity is considered and all active ideas are welcome!
Adult supervision required for under 18s.
Must pass disclosure check.
Experience required: Must enjoy working with children. No qualifications necessary but must be comfortable and confident in delivering their chosen activity. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude are much more important than experience!
Travel details: We work with every school in Shetland and while our activites are usually based in or around school, some can take place at local community halls, sports centres or sports clubs. If volunteers need assistance with travel expenses, we can consider this on an individual basis.
Minimum age: 14
Expenses details: Individual negotiation
Training details: Where appropriate we can offer training. If there are suitable training opportunities locally we would offer this to volunteers - sports coaching/first aid/child protection/sessions can be supervised initially by an active schools team member if required
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