KEEN London

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KEEN London is a registered charity that runs free weekly sports and games sessions for children and young adults aged...

Do you want to have fun and get active? (North London)

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

KEEN London needs volunteers to provide 1:1 support to children with disabilities at sports and games sessions in Hackney. You don't need to have any previous experience or special skills, just lots of energy and enthusiasm!

Hours per week

3

Location

Sessions take place every Sunday in the sports hall of Acland Burghley School. The nearest stations is Tufnell Park. Prior to attending sessions you will be required to attend an induction at our office in Dalston, Hackney.

DBS required

Yes

DBS checked by

Provider

Working with vulnerable people

Yes

Prior training required

Volunteers don't need any special prior training or experience as we will provide full training but you will need lots of enthusiasm and energy, as well as good communication and team-working abilities. Your role is to support your athlete in accessing the fun and games on offer at the session and adapting the activity to meet their needs, to encourage your athlete and give them lots of praise, to get moving (and show them that taking part is just as much fun as winning) and have fun!

Training available

We offer a full induction training session covering all of the information you need to know to be a Coach. This includes safeguarding, health and safety, disability awareness and communication. We also offer a range of additional education sessions, including Autism awareness, behaviour management and session leading. After completing training we ask that volunteers attend at least once a month and at least 5 sessions.

Transport

Nearest station is Tufnell Park on the Northern Line

Commitment

Long-term
  • Placement lengthLong-term
  • Opportunity TypeChildren, Community, Disabilities, Young People