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The main aim of Health and Wellbeing is to increase participation in sport, play and physical activity for all ages and abilities.
What does the Health and Wellbeing team do?
The main aim is to increase participation in sport, play and physical activity for all ages and abilities.
Some of the work carried out includes:
A typical path into the service initially involves volunteer work and then progression to a casual coach or play worker. Once you have gained experience within this role and have developed your skills, you should be able to move on. The minimum number of years experience to gain a Sport, Play or Arts Development Officer role is usually about two years.
What types of volunteering roles are available within the Health and Wellbeing team?
There are a number of ways that people can volunteer in the service. Examples include:
We run a range of projects throughout the year where we need the support of volunteers. For a list of current volunteering opportunities please visit Recruit East Riding (external East Riding website)or log onto www.do-it.org (external website)to find out about opportunities near you.
Many voluntary sports clubs have now registered their volunteer opportunities on the national volunteer website do-it. Please visit the following website where you can conduct a search in your locality of the opportunities available. You can then register your interest on-line - www.do-it.org (external website)
What are the basic requirements to volunteer for the Health and Wellbeing team?
To volunteer within our team, you must be enthusiastic about volunteering and working with a wide range of ages and abilities. You must be prepared to undertake training and be committed to promoting equality and diversity. All volunteers will be required to undertake a CRB check and basic Safeguarding and First Aid training is essential.
What is the timescale for volunteering with Health and Wellbeing?
Some volunteering opportunities within the Service may be for a specific event or project, and so could be time-limited. Other opportunities may be ongoing. We will always try to be as flexible as possible to ensure the best volunteering experience for all parties.
Is there training available?
Training to enhance your ability to fulfil your volunteering role will be available. It is expected that all volunteers will complete basic Safeguarding and First Aid as soon as possible after becoming a volunteer, however if you already hold these qualifications this may enable you to gain a volunteer placement quicker.
Are there any current opportunities available to volunteer with Health and Wellbeing?
For our current vacancies, please visit Recruit East Riding (external East Riding website) or visit the do-it. org website - www.do-it.org(external website)