Badminton for Adults with a Learning Disability - Activity Assistant

Brighton and Hove City Council

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Our weekly 'Badminton for Adults with a Learning Disability' session offers a mix of racquet skills and badminton for adults with a learning disability and/or additional needs. The session is very hands on and our participants have a wide range of abilities, and differing levels of mobility and communication. People that have helped at the session have found the experience very rewarding. 

This volunteer role involves:

  • setting out equipment
  • completing the session register and collecting payment from participants
  • registering new participants and welcoming them and their support workers
  • working with the coach to get to know the participants
  • taking part in the session and encouraging and interacting with the group
  • putting away equipment at the end of the session.

This session is part of the Active for Life programme, delivered by the council's Healthy Lifestyles Team. You will be regularly supported by one of our Active for Life supervisors during your volunteering.


We are looking for someone who is welcoming and friendly, and willing to get to know our participants at their own pace.   

Knowledge of working with people with a learning disability would be helpful, but is not essential. Enthusiasm is the most important thing.  

You will need to be moderately fit to take part in the session and able to play racquet sports at a basic level.


  • The chance to gain experience of working with people with a learning disability or additional needs
  • The opportunity to spend time with and meet an engaging and diverse group of people  
  • The chance to really make a difference to other peoples' lives. 

Practical Considerations

The session takes place every Wednesday from 3.30 to 4.30pm, at the King Alfred Leisure Centre main sports hall. Google maps link: 

The Centre is close to main bus routes, including the 700 along the seafront, and the 1, 6 and 49, which stop at the 'Hove Street' stops on New Church Road and Sackville Road. There is a carpark next to the Centre as well. 

You will need to wear casual, comfortable clothing and trainers. It's a good idea to bring water as the hall gets quite warm.  

When do I need to be available?

Details You will need to arrive at 3:20pm to help set up, and you will be needed until 4:30pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

King Alfred Leisure Centre

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  • Details
  • Age/Gender Restrictions
    Over 18s only
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
    Out of pocket travel expenses for bus/train travel, parking and car and bike mileage.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    There will be an induction at the first session.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Restrictions
    Over 18s only
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Dedicated Volunteer Co-ordinator, support at the session, social and training opportunities.
  • Training