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​Event Management Team​Cranleigh Parkrun​Cranleigh

Opportunity to support the event management team for the upcoming Cranleigh Parkrun.

Parkrun is a national initiative with 243 locations across the UK. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, taking place each Saturday morning at 9am. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

A new Parkrun is currently being established in Cranleigh, with support already offered through the leisure centre, parish council, Waverley Borough Council and local land owners.

In order for the event to be a continued success we are looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of the event management team, which can be on a flexible or permanent basis (weekly, monthly, whenever you can assist). Local knowledge of the area is not a prerequisite however this opportunity does suit those from the local or nearby vicinity. Enthusiasm necessary. Volunteers are needed from 8.30am to 10am and can be briefed on the day.

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​Contact: cranleighhelpers@parkrun.com ​ ​

 

​Swimming Helper​Treloar Trust​Alton, Hampshire

Treloar’s is a groundbreaking organisation providing first class education, therapy and care for young people with physical disabilities aged between 7 and 24. Our fundamental purpose is simple: to enable young people with disabilities to fulfil their potential in every aspect of their lives. Treloar School and College are both near Alton, Hampshire.

We are seeking Voluntary Helpers to assist our students to take part swim activities on site in the Treloar’s pool. Helpers will support students under the guidance of members of staff and our pool is fully covered by lifeguards. Each student has an individual swim assessment which Helpers will be made aware of and guided by.

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting staff to help students change and shower
  • Assisting students into the water
  • Getting in the pool and splashing around!

How much time do I need to commit to?

1-2 hours per week. We require a commitment of one academic term.

 

What skills do I require?

  1. Strong swimming skills
  2. Swim coaching or lifesaving training (not required but preferred)
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and patience
  4. Sensitivity and empathy towards the individual needs of the student
  5. Ability to support students improve their independence
  6. Positive attitude
  7. The willingness to learn and have fun!

What benefits can I expect?

  • Meeting new people
  • Excellent training opportunities for those wishing to develop their CV
  • Opportunity to use your skills in a unique and stimulating environment
  • Satisfaction in supporting students to access an activity they enjoy and develop their skills
  • Reward in knowing you are helping our students achieve their true potentials
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​Contact: laura.gilbert@treloar.org.uk ​ ​

 

 

​Sports Council Volunteer​Sport Haslemere​Haslemere and surrounding area

Sport Haslemere helps to promote sport and activities in Midhurst, Liphook, Bordon, Churt, Dunsfold, Chiddingfold, Haslemere and surrounding areas. From traditional sports to ways of keeping fit and active.

This opportunity would suit someone doing a Sports Management course or similar.  Roles would include:

  • Helping to update and improve the Sport Haslemere website.  Also promoting social media.
  • Helping to set up disabled sports sessions – could be any sport such as hockey or trampolining or tennis.
  • Coaching at these disabled sport sessions.
  • Helping to set up and market the Haslemere Festival of Sport 2017 on Monday August 28th. Last year we had 18 different clubs and about 700 people came.  (We appreciate you may be on holiday then, but there is a lot of groundwork to do beforehand).
  • Touching base with various clubs and seeing what events  they would like publicising and seeing what new equipment they need. Sport Haslemere may be able to find grant money for new cricket nets or a new roller.
  • Helping to promote sport in the larger local secondary schools.  To ask the local clubs when their training nights are and to see if they will provide taster sessions for potential new members from these schools.

Time commitment: 3 hours per week – but very flexible.  More if you wish – there is plenty to do and perhaps two students may be interested working in tandem. We will pay travel expenses

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​Contact: Peter Lawrence,  Chairman Sport Haslemere lawrence.projects@btinternet.com  ​ ​