Table Tennis Instructor - Westminster

Health and social care | Drugs and addictions | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Homelessness and housing | Sports | Sports coaching

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Location: 245 Gray's Inn Road, Kings Cross, 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 helping to get our over 55 clients engaged in physical activity and socialising through table tennis sessions that will last 60 minutes.
  • Volunteers will be working with clients of mixed abilities and mobility, so the table tennis sessions need to be inclusive and be engaging to all that attend.
  • 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 Single Homeless Project'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 community, 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 qualified table tennis coach to lead a 60 minute table tennis session at one of our hostels in Westminster, once a week.
  • Volunteers will need to be able to commit for a minimum of 10 weeks.

What else do I need to know?

  • Currently we are just looking for volunteers in the Westminster area. However, we are always looking to expand the programme to our other services across London, so there will be more opportunities in the near future.
  • A DBS check is required for this role, but SHP can carry this out for any volunteers who do not hold one.
  • Session days and times can also be confirmed via registered interest. It should be noted that these sessions will run during working hours, predominantly between 11am-4pm.

Expenses

  • SHP can cover travel costs provided there is proof of purchase.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Experience with Table Tennis Coaching
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising

Location

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

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