Activity Buddy

The refresh service offers the people of Blackburn with Darwen the opportunity to access a huge range of leisure, health and well-being activities, sports activities, health and dietary advice, plus much more.

We are looking for volunteer Activity Buddies to offer short term 1:1 support to individuals attending an activity or session for the first time and offer ongoing support when required.

Activity Buddies can support a client to attend a physical activity session of their choice. These activities can include: walking, cycling, gym sessions, exercise classes, swimming, etc.

 

Schedule:

There are no set days or hours for this role as these will be arranged to fit with you and your buddies schedule.

 

Location:

Blackburn with Darwen, Dependent on requirements of client.

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Tasks:

  • To support & encourage active participation
  • To be respectful of the client’s needs and remain non-judgemental
  • To be a good role model and promote the benefits of physical activity
  • To offer physical assistance needed within the activity session, e.g. support on and off the equipment in the gym, guiding the client around the environment
  • Ensure the clients safety at all times

Required Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic & motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Friendly & approachable manner
  • Be willing to participate in a range of activities
  • Have the physical capability to participate in the specified session

Training:

  • Level 1 RSPH Health Awareness / MECC
  • Level 2 RSPH Award in encouraging physical activity
  • MeLearning modules specific to role e.g. Falls Prevention / Disability confident
  • Volunteer Learning Passport
  • Infection and Prevention Awareness for Front Line Staff

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

monm, mona, tuem, tuea, wedm, weda, thum, thua, frim, fria
Days
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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T
W
T
F
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Various locations within Blackburn with Darwen.

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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