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.
Forth Valley Disability Sport is a charitable organisation who aims to provide sporting opportunities for people with a physical, sensory and learning disability in the Forth Valley area. We plan, organise and deliver annual junior and adult programmes in partnership with the three local authorities (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk & Stirling), and Scottish Disability Sport.
We have recently launched our brand new project named Lady GOGA (‘Get Out Get Active’) which obtained 3 years funding from The Spirt of 2012 Legacy fund . This new project will focus on getting girls and women with disabilities more active through physical activity and sport; our three main activities we are focusing on are walking, cycling and swimming.
For our new GOGA programme we are seeking motivated volunteers to join our team. Here are some ways you can get involved in this fantastic new project:
• Walk Leading- train to be a walk leader and lead low level walks throughout the community for care groups, day centre or school children. Enjoy some fresh air and chit chat along the walk. All walks will be planned and risk assessed by GOGA Lead Officer.
• Cycle Leader- complete a cycle leader training course and lead supported cycles throughout the community. Help build individuals confidence and independence to ride a bike for the first time. All cycle routes will be planned and risk assessed by GOGA Lead Officer.
• Swimming Coach/ Support- perhaps you would like to complete a swimming qualification to help support or coach young girls or women to build their confidence in the water and learn to swim.
• Event Volunteer- FVDS run regional events for various different sports, you may wish to come along and support on the day or even referee.
To carry out this role, you need to have the following skills/experience:
A positive & enthusiastic attitude
Reliability & good communication
Previous experience in working with individuals with physical, sensory or learning disability is desirable however support and training is given.
A friendly face
Full training, equipment and clothing are supplied free of charge through Forth Valley Disability Sport. Volunteers are subject to full disclosure check.
FVDS aim to provide support through sport for individuals, both children and adults, with physical, sensory and learning disabilities within the Forth Valley area.
Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: An induction meeting will take place for the individual to meet our small staff team, current volunteers and get to know more about FVDS and our new project. Ongoing training will be available for the volunteer if they would like to increase their skill set and knowledge of a particular sport or aspect of the volunteer position. Ongoing support from GOGA Lead Officer and FVDS Branch Manager will be continuously.
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