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Job description

Hestia is looking for a Volunteer to help adults in the Kingston Borough living with a mental illness to increase their levels of physical activity through exercise. We are looking for an organised, energetic and dedicated volunteer for our Good Energy Club to help empower our service users through organising and co-facilitating sport and fitness activities.

Main Tasks:

  • To facilitate regular physical activity sessions.
  • Assist professional instructors with classes
  • Collecting feedback and regularly communicating with service users on their thoughts and ideas regarding future activities.
  • Leading walks and other gentle exercises within the borough
  • Liaising with the Project Coordinator to help design and shape lesson plans to enable group members to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem and reduce social isolation
  • To be considerate of and to recognise the needs of mixed ages and abilities.

For more information about Hestia, this opportunity and our extensive benefits with volunteering at Hestia please see our volunteers pack attached to this advert!

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer. Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistant or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact us via our website

If you have any convictions/cautions, this does not mean you cannot apply for any of our roles, however we do require a DBS for all positions. We will ensure that any positive disclosures on DBS records are discussed with our volunteers and fairly assessed.

Location: Kingston, London

Hours: Flexible looking for a volunteer to commit to at least three hours a week.

About Hestia

At Hestia, we support adults and children across London in times of crisis.

Last year we worked with more than 9,000 people, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support and enable people at the moment of crisis.

Additional documents
Physical Activity Assistant - Good Energy Club - Role Pack (.pdf)
More about Hestia

At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis.

We deliver services across London and the surrounding regions, as well ... Read more

Posted on: 22 October 2019
Closing date: 20 January 2020
Tags: Support Worker
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