Sports/Activity Coach (Dalkeith)
When We Need You
From 16/11/2009 onwards
Various activities are available - these are dependent on the choice of the volunteer and the interest from the children in the particular school. These can range from football, badminton, tennis, basketball, jogging and golf to name a small selection. This is a rewarding opportunity to encourage activity amongst primary school children, introducing them to activity, with a view to pointing them in the correct direction to continue with the relevant activiity. The opportunity takes place within school grounds either in the gym or outdoors depending on the weather and activity. Training will be provided prior to the sessions with ongoing support from the Active Schools Co-ordinator throughout. This opportunity is flexible to suit, and interested volunteers should contact the Co-ordinator for further information to tailor the dates, times and activity accordingly.
About Active Schools/Outdoor Learning
Increase participation in physical activity in 5-18 year olds. Develop the range of opportunities for young people in physical activity
Skills & Experience
You will require the ability to organise, plan and deliver an activity session and be able to communicate and work effectively with children. A sporting background is preferable but not essential.
This opportunity will take place in various schools in the St David's/Dalkeith area which are around 5-10 minutes from Edinburgh City Bypass. The following buses pass close to the schools in the area - Lothian Buses 31 & 49.
Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
A training session delivered either externally or by Active Schools if required, volunteer guidelines will be provided and discussed together with support on initial sessions if required and weekly contact offered.
Sports / Outdoor activities
Petrol allowance calculated at 40 p per mile and should not exceed 20 miles per return journey without being confirmed by the Active Schools Co-ordinator. Expenses will be paid in cash by the Active Schools Co-ordinator every 4-6 weeks. Each volunteer is expected to maintain a record of his/her journeys and retain a receipt/ticket if travelling via public transport.
Frequency & Commitment
1 hour per week (Minimum commitment 5-6 weeks)
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Penicuik Town Hall
33 High Street
Contact: Mark Gaffney
Tel: 01968 664042