Fishing Instructor

Health and social care | Disability | Drugs and addictions | Healthy living | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability | Homelessness and housing | Offenders and ex offenders | Older people | Race and ethnicity | Sports | Community sports

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Location: The Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH (see map)

Travel: Lancaster Gate station. Exhibition Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Fishing instructor volunteers will be mentoring and supervising fishing excursions for our clientele group at Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.
  • Job roles will include helping to sort out fishing equipment and to help coach our clients to fish, some of which might have never gone fishing before.
  • Along with SHP staff, volunteers will also need to transport equipment and clients to Serpentine Lake from King Georges, one of our hostels in Westminster.
  • Our clients love to chat and those who volunteer are encouraged to engage with clients and motivate them to participate as little or as much as they wish.

What impact will this have?

  • Help support SHP's award winning over 55's sport and health programme, by providing a fun, social and inclusive environment to a vulnerable clientele group.
  • Help to remove the key barriers of physical activity amongst the homeless, whilst also improving the physical and mental health of our clients.
  • Build a positive social rapport with clients, offering support and an opportunity for them to engage and build up their own skills.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Sessions will be running every Friday and will last at most 3 hours. Volunteers will be needed 3-4 hours and while a time has not been confirmed yet it will most likely be around lunchtime (12pm).

What else do I need to know?

  • We require volunteers to have experience with fishing and good knowledge of fishing equipment so that they can instruct and supervise any clients who may never have fished before.
  • Volunteers will have a member of SHP staff with them on the fishing sessions and will have no more than 4 clients participating each session.

Expenses

  • SHP can reimburse travel expenses if receipts/tickets are kept.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Outdoor work
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • SHP will provide a DBS check for successful applications.

Location

The Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

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