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Children’s Tennis Club Support Volunteer

Tennis is a great way to inspire kids to get active and make new friends whilst still having fun. Our Tennis Club is enjoyed by 6 – 11 year olds looking to refresh and stay actively engaged after a day of school.  Support our tennis instructor as the kids are taught the rules of the game, given easy-to-grasp tips and tricks and play freely with one another.

Your role will include supporting the tennis instructor with the sessions to ensure everything is running smoothly and that the children are well attended to.

When?

Every Wednesday 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

 

Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360
Sadia.Yasmin@poplarharca.co.uk

Description of Tasks

  • Creating a welcoming environment for the children
  • Set up all equipment for the session and pack everything away in reasonable time
  • Help to plan the sessions with the tennis instructor
  • Assisting with the delivery of the class
  • Support individual children who are struggling by having a 1-2-1 session
  • Ensure all equipment is working and safe to use
  • Follow COVID-19 safety measures set up by centre staff
  • Be aware of Safeguarding Protocols around working with children

Requirements

  • We are looking for a charismatic, energetic and friendly individuals
  • You will have excellent listening skills, great patience and the ability to empathise.
  • Consistency to help build good relationships with students
  • You should possess good observational skills and always be aware of what the children are doing.
  • You should have great communication skills and the ability to create a safe and open environment where children feel heard.

All volunteers will be required to complete an application form, attend an informal interview and supply two satisfactory character references. 

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within childcare
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

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Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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