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Active Communities Volunteers Needed in East Northants

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00

Active Communities Volunteers Needed in East Northants

Are you an inspirational individual with a real passion for supporting the community?

Freedom Leisure, which operates a leisure service on behalf of East Northamptonshire Council, is looking for volunteers to help them with their mission - to enable the people of East Northamptonshire to become a healthier, more active community.

As part of Freedom Leisure's contract, which started in April, they have worked with the council to newly appoint a specialised and focussed active communities' team in able to deliver their shared objectives, and the team are looking to welcome volunteers who share the same passion.

The team know that for various reasons it is not always easy to attend a leisure centre, but with their new outreach programme they hope to ensure that there are opportunities available out in more remote communities, and something for everyone – whatever their ability.

Emma Sylvester, Freedom Leisure Active Communities Manager, says: "We are looking for a team of volunteers that enjoy meeting new people and have the confidence to work and travel to different areas of the county, but most importantly share our passion for engendering an active community!

Some of the target groups will include young children, families and older adults, including dementia sufferers, so there are lots of opportunities. We are looking to implement a wide range of activities such as walking sport sessions, care home activities, health events and fitness classes to name just a few. No experience is necessary as training will be given and if you have a unique hobby or interest that you are passionate about and happy to share, we would be delighted to hear from you."

Joe Bailey, Healthy and Active Lifestyles Officer at East Northamptonshire Council says: "Our aspiration for East Northamptonshire is to see more residents, being more active, more often through increased participation in sport, physical activity and active recreation and this is where we need your help. Volunteering enriches lives, both of the volunteers and those who engage in activity. It helps build social inclusion and community cohesion, particularly for isolated individuals and helps people develop many different skills so we fully support the call for volunteers to be part of our exciting plans. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to make a difference!"

If you think you have got what it takes to help the East Northamptonshire Active Communities team tackle their mission then please contact Emma Sylvester on 07702 859553 or email emma.sylvester@freedom-leisure.co.uk Alternatively you can visit the Freedom Leisure website to find out more about the project or complete an online application form. www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/the-pemberton-centre/active-communities

Active Communities Volunteers Needed in East Northants

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