Gym Instructor

Health and social care | Drugs and addictions | Healthy living | Mental health | Physical health | Sports | Community sports | Sports coaching

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Location: 245 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QY (see map)

Travel: King's Cross St. Pancras station. Swinton Street bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Volunteers will be leading a 60/90 minute gym session at one of our hostels, with individuals of all levels and abilities. Users of the gyms will be at a beginner’s level and may need support with stretches, free weight exercises and machinery
  • 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.
  • Clients may want to do exercises and work outside of the sessions, so volunteers should be able to advise clients on how to do this in their own time.

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 potentially lead sessions of their own.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We are looking for a volunteer gym instructor to lead and supervise a gym area with our clients for 60/90 minutes.
  • Volunteers must be reliable and able to commit for a minimum of 12 weeks.

What else do I need to know?

  • Currently we need volunteers to operate in Islington, Westminster and Camden As our programme expands there will be more opportunities in other London boroughs.
  • The sessions will run on a weekly basis Monday-Friday, between 11am-4pm and can be confirmed based on applicant’s availability during the week.

Expenses

  • SHP will be able to reimburse travel for volunteering.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Sports qualifications
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical

Training

  • A DBS check is required, but for those who do not have one, SHP can carry one out.

Location

245 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QY

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