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Offered by:
Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Beechdale and Eastwood Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?
Purpose of Role:

We are looking for volunteers to help us organise and run the weekly football games at two Nottingham locations. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering with people directly in the community, and for those who would like to help other people improve their physical and mental health in a fun and supportive environment.


Role Description:

Age UK in partnership with Sport England and The Football Association, is delivering a walking football programme across England, for people aged over 50, offering physical activity and an environment for them to connect and interact to keep them playing football at a slower place.
We are looking for a number of coaches/support coaches across both locations to provide the following:
• Help to organise and run/supervise the weekly football games
• To keep in contact with those who come along and encourage them to keep attending each week
• Manage the weekly attendance list
• Support the attendees to develop and thrive

 
Skills and Qualifications:

• An interest in football or sport in general would be useful, but not essential
• An interest in volunteering with older people, helping to support their physical and mental health.
• You will need to be enthusiastic, welcoming and empathetic to help attendees feel comfortable about participating and have the ability to motivate and encourage people.
• Good organisational and time management skills

 
When required:

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
 

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

Within 2 weeks

How long to complete training and recruitment?

You will be given all the training you need to enable you to carry out your role. There is an application form & vetting checks

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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