ANGUSalive’s BE ACTIVE…Live Well (BALW) programme provides suitable, agreed exercises or physical activity sessions that support people to manage their own physical and mental health conditions along with a focus on prevention and recovery.
You will work alongside the Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Health & Wellbeing Advisors, specialist exercise instructors, health walk leaders and local stakeholders including Health Care Professionals (HCP).
• Provide support for the Health & Wellbeing Advisors, specialist exercise instructors and HCPs during physical activity sessions e.g., circuit classes, seated exercise, strength & balance, gym sessions, aqua aerobics, and health walks
• Provide meaningful interaction with class participants encouraging and enabling them to do the exercises prescribed to them in a safe manner
• Help participants with equipment as required e.g., setting up weight machines in the gym
• Engage with participants following sessions where tea/coffee is provided (where applicable)
What will volunteers gain:
What will the volunteer gain from this:
• The opportunity to develop interpersonal skills
• The opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits/implications of physical activity in long term conditions populations
• Improved confidence in working with specialist populations
• Make a real difference to the lives of people living with mental or physical health conditions
ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since December 2015. The charity is ambitious and aims to provide the best services for its customers. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which are ‘changing lives by inspiring healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices’ through the use of its sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.
|Various days and times across ANGUSalive's sports facilities
Experience required: • Be able to interact and converse with people of all ages
• Possess good listening skills
• Have a basic understanding of the benefits physical activity has in relation to good mental and physical health in the inactive and long-term conditions populations
• Understand the importance of confidentiality
• Awareness of own limitations and boundaries
• Good timekeeping
Minimum age: 16
Named Contact For Volunteer
This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across Angus.