Active Schools - Midlothian Council

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


Current opportunity

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. Volunteers will work with an Active Schools Coordinator to support 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. Depending on experience, volunteers will be asked to support pre planned physical activity sessions whilst working in collaboration with the Active Schools Coordinator and other lead coaches. Volunteers can gain experience in developing responsibility for the organisation and delivery of physical activity sessions which target primary/secondary aged pupils. In accordance to current SportScotland guidelines, all volunteers are required to complete COVID Officer training (online module). All sessions delivered by Active Schools will have a designated COVID officer and although not essential, can be assigned to the volunteer role. However, this will be subject to volunteer preference and comfortability. *Please note, government restrictions may impact the number of weeks whereby the Active Schools programme is delivered. Our range of opportunities remain open to volunteers with little or no experience. All candidates will require reference and disclosure checks.