Volunteer Roles - Social Prescribing - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
2 years ago

WVSC’s Social Prescribing team is looking to fill two voluntary opportunities

Exercise Buddy

Have you got what it takes to motivate someone?

Role: You will accompany the person as they take part in their chosen form of exercise for a fixed length of time. Help the person to overcome any barriers to taking part in the activity (these might be physical barriers such as transport, or emotional barriers such as facing the fear of going somewhere new or practical barriers such as working out how to use lockers), encourage them to keep going, keep them motivated and discuss their goals. Help them to build confidence and good relationships with others taking part in the activity. Help them reach the point where they can attend the activity independently without your ongoing support.


Pedal Power Support Volunteer

Role: Deliver hand/foot pedals to clients and go through use of equipment leaflet. Make follow up calls /visits to encourage motivation.

Requirements/Skills sought: Able to communicate clearly with others and build rapport. Good at motivating and encouraging people to reach their goals. An interest in health, wellbeing and fitness. An effective listener and to have empathy. Polite, courteous and patient. Able to be respectful of people with different backgrounds and preferences. Able to maintain confidentiality. Reliable, honest and punctual. Able to respond to the needs of others.

Knowledge of the local area is desirable (but not essential). Able to work independently with guidance and support. We will support you to enhance the skills above.

Hours: You will need to attend induction and training sessions. Once you have completed your training 2-3 hours a week is ideal to support one or two clients at a time but hours are flexible depending on the customers chosen activity and your availability.

Location: This will depend on where the person lives and what activity they want to take part in.

DBS Check: Yes a DBS check and basic health screening

Expenses: Travel expenses within Wolverhampton

Other info: Support offered, induction, full training for roles, regular supervision meetings, access to training opportunities.


More Info

If you are interested in either of these roles or would like more information, please contact WVSC’s Volunteer Centre on 01902 328 980 or wtonvolunteers@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk.