Host Organisation: Macclesfield Seals Swimming Club

Macclesfield Seals are looking for volunteer pool helpers for our Friday Evening Sessions.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Children and Young People, Families, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Sport and Leisure, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Support / Care Work, Training / Teaching, Youth Work
Location: Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Friday EVE

Volunteers need not be swimming teachers or life guards but help Seals members getting in and out of the pool and with basic support in the pool. The club aims to enable people of all ages with any disability to become confident in the water and have fun. If members wish to learn to swim we can facilitate that and members have achieved ASA swimming certificates and taken part in Swimathons as members of the club. The club also has a social side and social events are held in the Summer and at Christmas for members and volunteers. Macclesfield Seals also take part in the Barnaby Festival and other events in the community. Training is available for those volunteers who wish to take up the opportunity. Some of our volunteers go on to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Volunteer Commitment: Short Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Our volunteers range in age from 14 to 70. A reasonable degree of confidence in the water is desirable.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Training where necessary including Safeguarding Training.
Experienced Lifeguards are on duty at the Leisure Centre Pool during the session.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding Training and pool helper qualifications.