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One to One Sports and games coach for children with disabilities

Children | Youth | Disability | Community sports | Sports coaching

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Location: The Petchey Academy, London, E8 2EY (see map)

Travel: Dalston Junction station. The Petchey Academy bus stop.

Start date: 15/05/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • KEEN London runs Sports and games sessions for children and young people with disabilities (our athletes). We require volunteer coaches to support our athletes one -to -one, enabling them to access the fun and games at sessions and supporting them in achieving their full potential.
  • During a typical KEEN London session, you can expect to meet some cool athletes and coaches, play some fun playground games, like dodgeball and rhythm detective, learn a new skill such as basketball shooting, have a boogie during musical statues and get eaten by sharks during parachute games!
  • We also have craft projects, specialist Sports instructors and operate day trips once a term to ice skating, adventure playgrounds, theatres and more. Residential trips run twice annually and are an exciting adventure weekend away for athletes and coaches alike.
  • As a Volunteer Coach with KEEN London You will be providing one -to -one support for our athletes.
Volunteers

Volunteers

What impact will this have?

  • KEEN London is a registered Charity that runs free weekly Sports and games sessions for children and young adults aged 5 -25 (our athletes) with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Learning Disability and Global Development Delay.
  • Not only are our sessions tons of fun for the athletes but they also provide a much needed respite opportunity for caregivers.
  • Every athlete is supported one -to -one by a trained volunteer coach which means that parents are able to leave their children in a secure and safe environment.

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Commitment

  • Volunteers are expected to attend at least 1 session per month for a minimum of 5 sessions.
  • Our sessions currently run every weekend during term time, on Saturday in Vauxhall and Hackney and Sunday in Tufnell park.

What else do I need to know?

  • You don't need to be an Olympian or even a member of a gym! We want to show all of our athletes that you can have a great time being physically active, regardless of your level of ability.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal

Training

  • We offer full training and support, and a range of additional education sessions, including Autism awareness, behaviour management and session leading.
  • After having attended your induction You will shadow one of our experienced volunteers at a session before being introduced to supporting athletes 1:1.
  • If your application is successful and once we have received a response from your referee, we will invite you to attend an induction session. These take place on weekday evenings at our office in Hackney and give you an introduction to KEEN, our session and all of the information you need to know to be an effective coach.

Location

The Petchey Academy, London, E8 2EY

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