Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Funded by Spirit of 2012, the programme is focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.

We need volunteers like you to help promote the project in the Thanet area.

You’ll be working with residents and providers of activities to help people in the local area to become more active and healthier.

As a GOGA Activator you will be helping to support participants to lead an active lifestyle and record their story along the way. It’s important that you enjoy social interaction and talking to people as you will build strong relationships with the participants, learning about issues that may prevent them from being active such as health, transportation, isolation or personal confidence.

Information will be recorded through a range of methods such as databases, social media and conversation. Training will be provided on the data system so you wouldn’t need any previous experience.

 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to those aged 16+
  • Enthusiasm for promoting the get out get active project
  • Friendly, approachable and a passion for improving your local area
  • The ability to be empathic 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

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • You will be fully supported by the project lead as part of your role.
  • We will provide you with a GOGA polo shirt and jacket as part of this role.
  • You will gain experience in a community based role working with all areas of the Thanet community
  • Travel expenses to activities in the Thanet district
  • We will undertake a DBS check for this role
  • We aim to build a rewarding experience for yourself and those you support along the way
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