Move More Together – volunteer to support someone to become more active

Move More Together – volunteer to support someone to become more active

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2022 09:56

Move More Together – volunteer to support someone to become more active

Would you enjoy supporting someone at, or outside, the home to become more active? If you can spare a couple of hours on a regular basis this is a great way to volunteer.

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership are launching an exciting new scheme called Move More Together, matching volunteers with participants, enabling them to overcome any barriers to taking those first steps towards a healthier future.

You may support someone to get active at home using equipment and digital devices or outside, through attending walks or community classes. You will help someone build their confidence, skill and trust in movement as something they can do.

Isolation, loneliness and deconditioning are significant impacts of the pandemic affecting people living with long term health conditions. As a Move More Together Volunteer, you will directly benefit those impacted the most.

Main tasks:

  • Supporting an individual/s in your community one-on-one and enabling them to become more active
  • Supporting them in or outside of their home, including community settings and leisure facilities depending on their preferences
  • Helping build confidence and trust in physical activity while motivating and boosting self-esteem whilst being active

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to empathise
  • Friendly and supportive
  • Excellent listener
  • Caring and patient
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Good verbal communication
  • Approachable and non-judgmental
  • Positive attitude
  • Are passionate about the benefits that physical activity and moving more can bring

You will be given thorough training to ensure you can carry out your role confidently.

For more information on this role please contact Workforce Manager, Laura Carter (lcarter@sasp.co.uk).

Tags: Volunteering

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK