WALK is a progressive organisation where people who have intellectual disabilities are supported to live self determined lives within socially inclusive communities. Offering person centred services to over 200 people with disabilities in Dublin, WALK is highly recognised for its commitment to the provision of superior quality services. WALK is an innovative, forward thinking organisation that is renowned for leading change within the community and voluntary sector.
Are you passionate about keeping fit? Would you like to be more involved in your community?
You will be supporting a young man with an intellectual disability who is determined to achieve his fitness goals at his local gym. You will be able to work out alongside this individual whilst at the same time supporting them to maintain their progress. Your gym admission will be paid for so you will be able to work out for free as well as supporting a young man to develop a healthy lifestyle.
What's required for this position
The only skills needed for this role is to be a personable person who is both friendly whilst at the same time being able to motivate and lead by example. A passion for fitness would be a huge plus!
- Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
A local gym in the dublin 16 area.
WALK, 1 Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12.
Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - South Dublin County
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Reimbursement of expenses
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Free Gym admission. Training opportunities. References. Social activities. Supporting the work of WALK.