GOGA Activator


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.
  • A uniform.
  • 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.


For further information or an informal discussion about volunteering contact our GOGA Coordinator Sarah Johnson on 01843 296687 or email GOGA@yourleisure.uk.com
We are also holding an informal information evening on 13th July which you are welcome to attend to meet Sarah and the team, and find out more about the project; please call 01843 296687 to let us know you will be attending and to be given details of time and venue.
Informal interviews are scheduled for 31st July 2017.
Information about all the GOGA projects can be found at www.efds.co.uk/GOGA

Internal Applications:

Please speak to your line manager in the first instance, then contact Head Office on 01843 296687 for an internal application form.

External Applications:

Please contact Head Office on 01843 296687 for an external application form or email recruitment@yourleisure.uk.com

Online Applications:

Download the application form from ‘www.yourleisure.uk.com’
Closing date: 24th July 2017