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Gym Buddy


About WALK

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.

What's Involved

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:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

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
  • References

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Learning Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 21

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.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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