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Age UK are recruiting volunteers for their 'Fitness and Friendship' Clubs

Age uk  1AGE UK WILTSHIRE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO LEAD ONE (OR MORE!) OF OUR GROWING GROUP OF “FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP” CLUBS in Malmesbury, Royal Wootten Bassett, Calne, Marlborough and Pewsey areas.

We will train you, free of charge, to be a LIFT (low impact functional training) leader.  This will give you all the necessary skills to run a club that helps to keep older people active, healthy, happy and involved in their community.  You will become part of a caring and dynamic team of staff and volunteers within Age UK Wiltshire.

Age UK Wiltshire Volunteer Training Bursary

You will find enclosed a copy of the application form and also terms and conditions of the bursary.

Funding aims:

The aim of the bursary scheme is to assist with increasing capacity within our Fitness and Friendship clubs for older people by providing an increase in the number of qualified physical activity leaders/club organisers within Wiltshire & Swindon. 

Who can apply?

Any individual who wants to gain a recognised qualification in physical activity for older people and is willing to commit 2/3 hours a fortnight of their own time to run a local Fitness and Friendship club, with on-going support from Age UK Wiltshire’s Active Ageing Team. Applicants should be resident in Wiltshire or Swindon and be using their qualification within the county.

Resources and Support

We will fund the cost of a 4 day L.I.F.T course (Low Impact Functional Training £350 + VAT) Emergency First Aid, Insurance and ongoing CPD. You will receive a training manual and resources required for running a club and at least 6 weeks of on the job training with the Active Ageing staff. If you require any support in completing your application please do not hesitate to contact myself or my colleague Elaine Crabbe.

 

For more information and an application form, please contact:

Sally Evans, Active Ageing Coordinator on 07754 612569  / Elaine Crabbe, Activity Project Worker on 07812 776264 or the Age UK Wiltshire office on 01380 727767

You can also contact Sally or Elaine for further information at: sally.evans@ageukwiltshire.org.uk  elaine.crabbe@ageukwiltshire.org.uk

Next course dates 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th April, 2018  Goatacre Village Hall, Goatacre Road. GOATACRE CALNE SN119JA

 

   Registered Charity No 800912.  Age UK Wiltshire is a Company Limited by Guarantee No 2121174

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