Poolside Volunteers

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Do you like activity and helping others? Are you free Thursday between 8 – 9 pm? Do you live near East Grinstead?

We need Volunteer Poolside  Assistants to help us provide assisted recreational swimming activities, in a safe environment, for people of all ages with disabilities or with diagnosis that could benefit from water therapy.

The Club has exclusive use of the Kings Centre pool changing facilities, flat bed, hoist and warm air heaters on a Thursday.  For some this is the only real exercise and freedom of movement they enjoy each week. 

The role would involve helping Tadpoles to negotiate the poolside safely, help them approach the hoist if necessary and provide the same help after their swim. Or it could mean to count lengths if independent swimmers requests it. 

Poolside volunteers do not need any special qualifications, just an awareness of all the varying needs of our members.


What skills do I need?

Good communication and observation skills, empathy towards people with a disability are essential.

Thursday evening between 7.45 – 9.20pm.

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Tadpoles Swimming Club For The Disabled

Quick Enquiry

Interests

  • Fitness and Sport
  • Older People
  • Young People

Activities

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 16's DofE welcomed
  • DBS check required
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/07/2021

End Date: 21/07/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No Yes No No No

Availability Details

We appreciate that volunteers cannot commit every Thursday and welcome those who could come along regularly, even if this is not every week. The official session is from 8pm -9pm. It is helpful if volunteers are ready at 8pm when we are allowed in the water. Many members leave the pool before 9pm and the last volunteer is usually away by 9.20pm

Location

The Tadpoles
Kings Centre
Moat Rd
East Grinstead
Kent
RH19 3LN

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