Skilz Academy

Charity registered in Scotland SC047883

Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.


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Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all. Skilz Community Health & Wellbeing Project is a person-centred and community needs-led project in Arbroath. We offer free sport, physical activity and recreational activities which is open to the community. Sessions are inclusive to all; however, we work with partnership organizations to specifically support those experiencing poverty, mental health issues, social isolation and loneliness, poor confidence and self-esteem, those who are physically inactive and those who are managing long-term health conditions. Our staff host groups across the week that are inclusive for ALL. Providing the opportunity for anyone to take part in the sessions that we offer. The staff oversee the running of the following groups and provide a welcoming experience for regular and new participants. The staff also work in partnership with other organisation around the local area to provide FREE groups for the local community. These include: • Walking group, • Crochet for beginners, • Blether & Brew, • Seated Exercise, • Gentle exercise, • Digital Skills, • Social Drop In, • Art group, Yoga, • Leisure Photography, • Table tennis • Advanced Long Distance Walking Group. What can you expect to be doing? • Setting up and taking down equipment • Session Planning • Delivering sessions • Interacting and befriending with all participants • Completing risk assessments • Travelling between multiple local venues Were looking for someone with • Experience in working with members of the public • A friendly and outgoing personality • Good communicational skills • Good organisation skills • Effective group working skills • Preferably has a driving license (not necessary) We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1-2 hours. There is a group that runs everyday of the working week so hours can be flexible to suit. Volunteering within our projects has a number of benefits for you including: • The opportunity to work with different people over the age 16 • Meeting new people and making new friends • Being part of a team • Developing new skills • Enhancing communication and social skills • Expanding your knowledge of Charity work • Opportunity in working with vulnerable people

Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all. Our Introduction to Sport class is aimed at Under 5's & their parent or carer. Little one's have the chance to explore a range of sports equipment inspired by Free Play and structured games or activities. The sports coaches help with all aspects of the class. They plan and execute a fun and enjoyable session which allows the families to interact with one another and build positive relationships through sports. Songs, Dance & Smiles is an intergenerational class that is aimed at Under 5’s & their parent or carer and older adults. The hope is to create relaxed sessions that bring joy and form long lasting friendships. Participants are led on an adventure of exploration and magic as they learn and develop language and social skills using a variety of props that stimulate the imagination and senses. Sessions are created to focus on interactive participation for everyone. What you could expect: • Setting up and taking down equipment • Collecting fruit from the local supermarket • Session planning • Delivering sessions • Interacting and befriending with the families • Completing risk assessments Were looking for someone with • The ability to participate in the delivery of sessions • A friendly and outgoing personality • Good communicational skills • Good organisation skills We ask for commitment of 1 hour per week. Introduction to Sport is delivered on a Saturday morning. Songs, Dance & Smiles is delivered on a Thursday morning. Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us. What’s in it for me? Volunteering at these groups has several benefits for you including: • The opportunity to work with members of the local community • Meeting new people and making new friends • Being part of a team of coaches • Developing new skills • Enhancing your ability to deliver sports sessions • Expanding your knowledge of Charity work

Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all. Skilz Community Health & Wellbeing Project is a person-centered and community needs-led project in Arbroath. We offer free sport, physical activity and recreational activities which is open to the community. Sessions are inclusive to all, however, we will work with partnership organizations to specifically support those experiencing poverty, mental health issues, social isolation and loneliness, poor confidence and self-esteem, those who are physically inactive and those who are managing long-term health conditions. Project Elevate aims to support girls and young women to become more active. The staff works with young people to find their interests and create a programme that offers variety and diversity, allowing the young people to experience different physical activities or sports that they may not have the chance to do so within their school PE class. What can you expect to be doing? • Setting up and taking down equipment • Session Planning • Delivering sessions • Interacting and befriending with young women • Completing risk assessments • Travelling between multiple local venues Were looking for someone with • Experience in youth work • Experience in delivering sports/physical activities • A friendly and outgoing personality • Good communicational skills • Good organisation skills • Effective group working skills • Preferably has a driving license (not necessary) We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1 hour. The groups run on a Monday morning at 10.40am and Tuesday at 9.45am Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us. What’s in it for me? Volunteering within Project Elevate project has several benefits for you including: • The opportunity to work with young women that are disengaged in P.E • Meeting new people and making new friends • Being part of a team • Developing new skills • Enhancing communication and social skills • Expanding your knowledge of Charity work Please contact Rachel Osborne at rachel@skilzacademy.org.uk for more information.

Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all. Our Glow Sports program launched in Arbroath in 2018 and was run in partnership with Active Schools Angus to offer FREE UV sports sessions to primary aged children. Following the success of The People's Project campaign, we secured funding to continue to expand our GLOW sessions within our area. Alongside our work in schools, our funding has allowed us to provide FREE Glow Sports activities in partnership across Angus. Our sports coaches plan and deliver exciting multi-sport sessions that can be completed in the dark with the use of UV lights. Travelling between Dundee and Angus areas to provide these fun sessions for all children. What can you expect to be doing? • Setting up and taking down equipment • Session Planning • Delivering sessions • Interacting and befriending with the children • Completing risk assessments We are looking for someone with • With experience in DJing or music • A friendly and outgoing personality • Good communicational skills • Good organisation skills • Suitable IT skills • Preferably has a driving license (not necessary) We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1 hour. However, there may be more than 1 session at a time. Time for travelling is also considered. Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us. Volunteering at Glow has several benefits for you including: • The opportunity to work with different children • Meeting new people and making new friends • Being part of a team of Sports Coaches • Developing new skills • Enhancing your coaching ability • Expanding your knowledge of Charity work