Children’s Activity Volunteer

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We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the delivery of our children's activity sessions.


  • To engage with young people and their families in a positive manner, allowing them to participate fully in a range of activities
  • To empower children & young people and improve their self confidence
  • To help create a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • To adhere to safeguarding & health and safety policies and report any concerns immediately to a member of staff

Qualities and skills
we are looking for:

  • A friendly, confident and approachable manner with an enthusiasm for encouraing children to engage in activities
  • An ability to encourage and inspire enthusiasm in children between the ages of 6 and 16, with varying abilities
  • To be reliable and have a genuine interest in & the desire to make a difference to the lives of visually impaired children
  • Good people and communication skills, particularly verbal
  • The ability to independently facilitate small group and 1-to-1 practises, as directed by the session leader
  • Be able to demonstrate good initiative & adapt to situations whilst recognising health and safety risks
  • Engage positively with coaches, feeding back any ideas or adaptions they feel are needed
  • It is desirable, but not essential, that you possess a level 1 coaching certificate or higher in any sporting discipline

Support provided to you:

  • Visual Impairment Awareness training will be provided and take place at Sight Support HEY.
  • Safeguarding training
  • Health and Safety training
  • Other training as identified
  • Regular newsletters, updates and news from the Volunteer Coordinator at Sight Support HEY
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs (where pre-approved)

Download the role description.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Children's Activity Volunteer, please contact Sight Support on 01482 342297 or complete the inquiry form below and we will be in touch.

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