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Volunteering Opportunity: VO73410

  • Club Facilitator - Kirkcaldy
    with Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland (SCIO).

    Created/last updated: 03/03/2020

    About this opportunity:This role gives the opportunity to enable the Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland to provide weekly clubs with the aim of improving well-being and reducing isolation through the power of sport
     •  Club members may feel lonely, have health issues or memory problems
     •  They focus on sporting reminiscence and gentle physical activity and games such as Boccia (indoor bowls)
     •  The main function of the club facilitator is to plan a weekly programme lasting around 1
     • 5 hours which ensures that club participants feel included and that their contributions are respected
     •  Volunteers enjoy talking about their sporting interests and have fun talking to club members about their memories of sporting events
     •  Full training and ongoing support is provided
     •  A volunteer said, "it was rewarding watching group members develop confidence in contributing to the group," and another commented about feeling appreciated and seeing their work making a difference
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The volunteer will attend a 1 day training course that will include: Becoming a Dementia Friend, Group facilitation and Adult Support and Protection
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile or public transport costs upon proof of receipt

    Experience required:A passion for sport, the ability to plan and run a programme of activities utilising resources provided by Sporting Memories, good communication skills, a commitment to reliability and an awareness of confidentiality issues.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: Arrange with us to come along one week and see how things work.

    Travel DetailsKirkcaldy Rugby Club, Beveridge Park (Tues AM); Ostlers House, Wellington Pl, KY2 6GH (Thurs AM)

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).