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. We are currently running a reduced programme of activities and our events calendar is suspended. Despite this, we are looking for volunteers to assist sporting activities as well as being the designated COVID support officer for each activity. In this role, you would be asked to attend clubs and assist the lead coach in delivery as well as becoming responsible for contacting a parent/carer, in the case of a pupil developing symptoms during a session. You will be required to complete COVID officer training provided by Sport Scotland. Volunteers will work with the Active Schools Coordinator in supporting 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. Our range of opportunities remain open to volunteers with little or no experience. All candidates will require reference and disclosure checks.