So, you want to help people live longer in Thanet.
We need an army of volunteers to help the inactive become active!
Young or old(er) anyone can become a
'Get Out - Get Active' ACTIVATOR!
We are looking for people who can...
# Help promote being active in Thanet.
# Research activities taking place in local community that anyone inactive could attend.
# Help an individual who is inactive identify local suitable activities for them.
# Support an individual to be able to attend activities in their community by going along with them.
# Be able to motivate an inactive person to undertake just a small amount of activity i.e. walking to end of road etc.
# Encourage social physical activity to help reduce isolation.
# Share the ‘journey’ of the individual with others.
Are you Passionate, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Inspired?
Come and join our team in a rewarding Voluntary role
What do our Volunteers do? As a GOGA Activator you would…
Help promote the work of GOGA in Thanet.
Research activities taking place in the local community that would suit the needs, lifestyles and interests of our participant
Support individuals on their journey to an active lifestyle and record their story.
Be able to motivate and inspire people to undertake even a small amount of activity though a range of tailored and inclusive sessions.
As a Volunteer you will have:
The ability to be emphatic to others.
An understanding of barriers to people taking part in physical activities. For example issues with health, transportation, lack of information or personal confidence
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to travel to various locations via public transport if required.
Interest in physical and social activities.
Previous experience in supporting others. This could be through a previous work role or as part of your life experiences such as supporting family members or friends.
An ability to keep good records
A DBS check – we can organise this for you.
In return, you will get:
A full induction and subsequent support in your role from the project leader.
Experience – plus a written reference after 6 months service (at discretion of the project leader).
The opportunity to benefit from the Your Leisure Employee Discount scheme, including free off-peak gym membership.