Dancing For Health, Tuesdays - Session Assistant

Brighton and Hove City Council

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Our Dancing for Health session is an inclusive and uplifting mix of seated movement and active dance, delivered by experienced dance instructor, Rosaria Garcia. Fluid exercises and movements are used to help increase strength and flexibility, and to promote renewed energy and a sense of wellbeing. The session takes place every Tuesday in term time, from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, and is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.

As a volunteer at the session, you will play a key role, along with Rosaria, in creating a warm and supportive atmosphere, by welcoming new and existing participants and encouraging everyone to get the most from taking part. The volunteer role specifically involves:

  • Completing the session register and taking payment
  • Helping newcomers to complete a registration form
  • Taking part in the session and providing encouragement and support to our participants
  • Helping to set out the room and tidy away afterwards.

Our current volunteer, Nicki, is leaving us at the end of this term (end of July) so we are looking for someone new to join us when the session resumes on Tuesday 10th September. 

Dancing for Health 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.

Skills

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic and reliable, and with an ability to engage with adults of all ages.

A willingness to get involved in the session is essential. Many of our participants are new to exercise or have a range of health conditions so need support and encouragement to build their confidence.

An interest in health and physical activity would be beneficial.

Benefits

  • The opportunity to help people improve their fitness and wellbeing
  • Free participation in the session and improvements to your own health and wellbeing
  • Experience in physical activity session delivery

Practical Considerations

Getting to the venue
The venue, Bishop Hannington Youth & Community Centre, is served by the number 5 and 5A buses, which stop nearby at the 'Wayfield Avenue'  and 'Holmes Avenue' stops.

Parking
There is free on-street parking on the surrounding streets.


When do I need to be available?

Start Date 10/09/2019
End Date 27/07/2020
Details You will need to be available for the session on Tuesday mornings in term time, from 11:00am until 12:30pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Bishop Hannington Youth and Community Centre
38 Holmes Avenue
Hove
BN3 7LD

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  • Details
  • Age/Gender Restrictions
    Over 18s only
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
    Out of pocket travel expenses for bus and train travel, car and bike mileage and parking
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    A short induction will be provided at the first session, and there will be ongoing support from the Active for Life session supervisor.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Restrictions
    Over 18st only
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Dedicated Volunteer Co-ordinator, regular contact with Active for Life session supervisor, social opportunities, access to training
  • Training
    We offer a variety of training for volunteers, including First Aid and training related to health and wellbeing.