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KEEN London is a registered charity that runs free weekly sports and games sessions for children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities, these are our athletes. Not only are our sessions tons of fun for the athletes but they also provide a much needed respite opportunity for caregivers. Every athlete is supported one-to-one by a trained volunteer coach.
During a typical KEEN London session, you can expect to meet some cool athletes and coaches, play some fun playground games, like dodgeball and rhythm detective, learn a new skill such as basketball shooting, have a boogie during musical statues and get eaten by sharks during parachute games!
Volunteers are needed to help us run our regular sessions, which run every weekend during term time.
As a Volunteer Coach with KEEN London you will be providing one-to-one support for our athletes. Your role is:
• To support the athlete in accessing the fun and games on offer at the session and adapting the activity to meet their needs.
• To encourage the athletes and give them lots of praise.
• To get moving.
• To have fun!
The Petchey Academy
Walking distance from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland overground train stations and Rectory Road mainline station. Bus routes nearby: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 243, 277, 488
Volunteers do not need any specialist skills or experience, but will need lots of enthusiasm and energy, as well as good communication and team-working abilities.
We offer regular social events for volunteers, and our weekly debriefing sessions over food and drinks are a great way to meet new friends. Volunteers are also regularly offered opportunities to attend extension training in areas such as Autism Awareness, Makaton, Behaviour Management and Session Leading. We recognise our long term volunteers with t-shirts and badges, as well as advance sign-ups for popular events.
18 and over,17 and under
Youth Work,Sport & Coaching,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Community Work,General and Helping,Under 16 Volunteering
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: