VOLUNTEER EVENT ASSISTANTS – ‘PLAYMAKERS’ PLAY AND ACTIVITY DAYS

OXFORDSHIRE PLAY ASSOCIATION

OPA is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and has been offering a Countywide Service across Oxfordshire since 1974. Our Mission Statement is ‘to champion and support the rights of all Children and Young People to have access to high quality, inclusive, Play opportunities to improve their Physical, Mental and Spiritual wellbeing’.

Each year we deliver a series of ‘Play and Activity Days’ across the County in line with the ethos of National Playday, the annual celebration of the Childs Right to Play (www.playday.org.uk). In the last 4 years we have delivered 42 events that have been attended by over 65,000 people. Our events are unique in that they offer both FREE Entrance and FREE Activities to ensure an inclusion for ALL.

Our events are designed to promote Play Opportunities, Positive Behaviours and Activities, Increased Levels of Physical Activity, Healthy Weight Management and Active and Engaged Communities.

In 2016 (subject to funding) we hope to deliver 14 events across Oxfordshire and we are now looking for a Team of Volunteer ‘PLAYMAKERS’ OF ALL AGES to assist us in delivering these events across the County. (We are able to cover reasonable Travel Expenses).

For our young Volunteers we are able to offer an Oxfordshire Young Peoples Award and for Adult Volunteers an Oxfordshire Achievement Award. We are also able to offer a range of Unit Awards from the nationally recognised AQA Award Scheme including an Introduction to Volunteering, Volunteering on a Community Project, Event Volunteer, Working with Children and Young People and more.

For Adult Volunteers for this role we will require an Enhanced DBS / CRB check and satisfactory references as it involves working with Children & Young People

We are unable to accept CV’s for the role, to request an application form please contact; Martin Gillett, OPA Manager. Tel: 01865 779474 or E-mail: martin.gillett@oxonplay.org.uk