We are looking for Volunteer Sports Coaches to help us run our motor skills and drills classes. If you need experience coaching sports, or working with children, please get in touch, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Classes will be in Dunblane.
A volunteer buddy walker will be matched to an individual who wants to improve their physical, social and mental health.
The volunteer buddy walker will support people on a one to one basis for an agreed period of time on a programme of short local walks.
As a volunteer buddy walker Ageing Well staff will match you to a person who has been identified as needing support and encouragement to start and continue walking. This person will usually be of the same sex.
Blantyre Victoria YFC is the youth and adult section of Blantyre Victoria FC and are the youth pathway into Blantyre Victoria FC senior team. We provide a place for young people who share an interest in football to come along and join in.
We are looking for anyone that’s really interested in getting involved in football coaching
We will put you through SFA qualification and all child Wellbeing and PVG for working with youths. Also first aid certificates
As a Club we also promote healthy eating in the Schools in the local area. It is hope that we will be back in the Schools soon to help promote healthy eating and this could be an activity a volunteer could be involved in.
Strength & Balance volunteers transform the lives of individuals by creating a welcoming and enjoyable environment for them to participate in exercises, which can help improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls.
Whether you are leading a class yourself or supporting a trained instructor to deliver activities, you'll be making a real difference to the people that you support.
If you would like to have a positive impact on people in your community then this is the role for you.
Preparing and leading strength and balance activity sessions, sharing your knowledge about the benefits of regular exercises, introducing music and movement to the group or welcoming and chatting to attendees are some of the tasks you may be asked to do in this role.
We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills, so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.
Walk Leaders are the most integral part of a Health Walk. From offering a friendly welcome at the start of the walk, to keeping walkers safe and happy during the walk, they make the hundreds of walks taking place across Ayrshire fun, accessible and free!
All volunteers receive our Paths for All Walk Leader training to give them the skills and confidence to lead walks in their community.
They also receive ongoing support from either a local project coordinator or one of our Paths for All Development Officers, progression training and the opportunity to be part of something big that is really making a difference to people in South Ayrshire.
Volunteers get the opportunity to be involved in our annual Volunteer Awards which recognises their achievements and can be part of other events and campaigns throughout the year.
Our volunteers tell us the main reason they love being a Walk Leader is being able to support people in their communities to get active. Seeing walkers improve their health, wellbeing, confidence or enjoyment of the walk is what our Walk Leaders tell us keeps them coming back to volunteer week after week.
With hundreds of Walking for Health projects managing Health Walks across Scotland, there are lots of volunteering opportunities to take advantage of. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, get in touch with us today.
This is a community-lead event manned entirely with volunteers. You will have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life while helping children to exercise outdoors in a friendly, safe and inclusive environment.
There are several, including setting up the course with way markers, marshalling - cheering on the
children and ensuring they follow the route, technical jobs like time-keeping and barcode scanning using a mobile
phone, handing out finish tokens, organising the volunteers on arrival, closing down the course and removing all the signs. The children do a short warm-up before running and this is led by a volunteer too.
All training is given on the day and only basic mobile phone skills are required for the timekeeping and barcode scanning.
Being comfortable around children and encouraging them by cheering and clapping to complete the course are the main skills required.
The role is matched to the individual, who has the choice to take on whatever role they feel comfortable with. Most roles can be done standing or sitting.
The organisation parkrun is an inclusive body that tries to ensure that volunteers feel valued and part of a
Walk It is looking for Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are specifically looking in Coldstream, Peebles, West Linton and Chirnside but have Borders wide opportunities.
We offer free training to our Walk Leader Volunteers:
• Walk Leader
• Strength and Balance
• First Aid
• Map Reading and Navigation
• Route Planning
• Dementia Friendly
• Disability Awareness
• Body Boosting Bingo
Once a volunteer is trained as a Walk Leader with us, they become a Paths for All certified Walk Leader and are able to lead walking groups – deliver 1-1 walking and develop and lead groups, all with the support and help of the coordinator.
Commitment is quite flexible depending on your availability as a Volunteer and we are happy to work with you on that.
One of Scotland's Great Trails, The Dava Way, is maintained entirely by volunteers...Could you join the team for the occasional Saturday? The Dava Way links the 24 miles between Forres and Grantown mostly following the route of the dismantled Highland Railway Line and is used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse riders each year. It is maintained by members of the Forres-based Dava Way Association and funded by donations and occasional grants from local and national charities. The Association organises monthly maintenance days to clear drainage and cut back undergrowth and fallen trees so that the path remains usable.
As well as maintenance tasks, the volunteers are progressively improving the track as and when funding permits. Key to the ongoing success of the Dava Way is the team of volunteers who give their time to maintain the trail. Please consider joining the team on a regular or even occasional basis.
The Sports Development Team has priority sports to develop across the city. These priority sports are currently athletics, football, gymnastics, netball, tennis and trampolining. The team deliver term-time classes across the city in Leisure & Culture Dundee facilities (DISC, Douglas Sports Centre, Grove Swim & Sport, Harris Swim & Sport, Lynch Sports Centre, St Paul’s Swim & Sport) as well as at community centres and schools. There are also holiday programmes and events throughout the year. Volunteers can participate in programmes as assistant coaches, working alongside qualified coaches and receiving support from sports development officers. By providing volunteering opportunities within these programmes, the Sports Development Team aim to provide experience, development opportunities and increase employability.
Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)
We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Friday training session for the first team at Queen Margaret Academy between 7pm and 9pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential.
This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree.
Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.
The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:
PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport
Teaching assistants with a love for Sport
Primary Teachers with a love for Sport
Experience of working with disabled children/adults
Opportunities will include:
Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
Coach observation and feedback.
Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
Coaching at SPFA match days.
Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.
Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:
You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
Have a full UK driving licence.
You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.
Motivate players and be motivated themselves
Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential
Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.
Be well organised and forward plan.
Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.
Make things FUN.
Use time efficiently and effectively.
Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.
Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.
Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.
Laying out equipment ahead of the session.
Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.
Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.
Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.
Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.
Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.
Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc
Give constructive feedback to all players.
Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.
Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.
Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.