Great chance to gain coaching experience…or just to have fun supporting children and young people with disabilities to participate in sport

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What is the role: ‘AllSorts’ need 1-to-1 supporters and volunteer coaches

Who is the role for: KEEN

When does the volunteering take place: 1:45 – 5pm on Saturday’s during Oxford University Term Time

Where does the volunteering take place: Leys Pools and Leisure Centre in autumn-winter and winter-spring terms. New College Recreation Ground in spring-summer term.

What the role involves: Supporting children/young people to participate in sporting activities on a one-to-one basis. If they want to, volunteers can also move on to coaching sports for small groups during the session (training provided).

Why you should sign up: You will be doing fun and rewarding work with a great group of people. KEEN provides a unique opportunity to directly support an individual with a disability to get involved in sports and to engage with their peers. This provides great life experience for anyone of any age or background, but is especially useful to anyone looking to gain coaching experience, or who will be working with vulnerable people in the future.
Volunteering is flexible, so you wouldn’t have to commit every week and there is a great social scene amongst volunteers, so it’s a great way to meet a variety of different people

Skills required for this role: No previous skills or experience are necessary. You just need to be enthusiastic, energetic and understanding. You do not need to be good at (or enjoy) sports but will be expected to run around and engage in sporting activities with our participants. You should wear appropriate clothing for this.

We provide DBS checks to new volunteers. Students can join us immediately but will need to apply for a DBS check after their 3rd session. 

  • KEEN operates a drop-in system so you do not have to sign up in advance for sessions
  • Training is offered throughout your time as a volunteer. You do not need training prior to starting, but you will be given advice and guidance on the indivdiual you are supporting.

Want to find out more: Email Paul on keen@keenoxford.org