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Volunteers needed!

We are looking for people to lead one of our growing network of Fitness & Friendship Clubs. 

TRAIN free of charge, to be a Fitness and Friendship Club Leader.  This 2 day course will give you all the necessary skills to run a club that helps to keep older people active, healthy, happy and involved in their community. 

The next course dates are Tuesday 20th & Thursday 29th April 2021.  The course will be run online via Zoom.  

We're looking for volunteers in the following areas:  Broadchalke, Calne, Chippenham, Codford, Dinton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon (Old Town/Wroughton) & Trowbridge

For more information, please contact Carole Ostaszewska at carole.ostazewska@ageukwiltshire.org.uk or call her on 07708 899369.

For more information about the roles, read on!

What do fitness and activity volunteers do?

Our volunteers work alongside our Active Aging team to ensure the delivery of our Fitness and Friendship clubs across the county.

Fitness Club Helper volunteers help run activity clubs with the club organiser. This involves setting up the room ready for the activity and clearing away afterwards, welcome regular and new participants to the club, accurately record any payments and arrange refreshments. They also engage with the participants and help signpost people to other services.

Fitness Club Leader volunteers provide hands on support by running local fitness and friendship clubs for older people. Volunteers promote the programme locally, attract participants and deliver sessions to older people in local communities. You will work towards developing and running long term Fitness and Friendship clubs in your area and also share information regarding participation in the programme with Age UK Wiltshire.

What will you get out of it?

  • It's a direct way to make a difference to someone's life
  • Volunteers tell us the experience is fun and rewarding
  • It offers great opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills
  • You'll get a sense of fulfilment from supporting a good cause and taking an active role in the heart of your community

Would these roles suit me?

This role would suit someone with an exercise and physical activity background who can encourage others to benefit from being more active in later years.

Click on the roles below to find out more about what they involve

Fitness Club Helper

Our Fitness Club helpers help run activity clubs with the club organiser with support from the Fitness & Friendship team.  The role involves setting up the room ready for the activity and clearing away afterwards, welcome regular and new attendees, recording any payments and arranging refreshments.  You will also be engaging with participants and helping signpost people to other services. 

What are we looking for

  • Likes meeting new people and working with the public
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Motivated to deliver a thriving service
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and dependable

What training is involved?

We'll provide you with the free training required for this role which could include Tai Chi or other similar exercise training.

What are the practical considerations?

16+

Where is this based?

Community based at one of the club locations

We are currently looking for volunteers in: Broadchalke, Calne, Chippenham, Codford, Dinton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon (Old Town/Wroughton) & Trowbridge.

When can I do this?

Mon - Fri - am & pm

What is the expected level of commitment?

Each club runs for a couple of hours every other week.  The day of the week varies with each club

I would like to apply for this role

Fitness and Friendship Club Leader

Our Fitness Club Leaders provide hands on support by running local fitness and friendship clubs for older people.  Volunteers promote the programme locally, attract participants and deliver sessions to older people in local communities.  You will work towards developing and running long term Fitness and Friendship clubs in your area and also share information regarding participation in the programme with Age UK Wiltshire.

What are we looking for

  • Interested in Health and Fitness
  • Possible background in Physical Health and education
  • Likes meeting new people and working with the public
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Happy to take responsibility
  • Motivated to deliver a thriving service
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and dependable

What training is involved?

We will pay for you to attend a 2 day Fitness & Friendship course and First Aid training.

What are the practical considerations?

  • 21+
  • Happy to undertake Fitness & Friendship training, Tai Chi training &
  • First Aid Training

Where is this based?

Community based at one of the club locations

We are currently looking for volunteers in: Broadchalke, Calne, Chippenham, Codford, Dinton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon (Old Town/Wroughton) & Trowbridge.

When can I do this?

Mon - Fri - am & pm

What is the expected level of commitment?

Each club runs for a couple of hours every other week.  The day of the week varies with each club.  


I would like to apply for this role