- Location: Moncrieff ACT
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Young People
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Sport & Physical Activity
- Tutoring & Coaching
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
Working With Vulnerable People's Card (Free for volunteers) & need to undergo a Police Check. Manual car licence desirable to drive equipment van.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
OBJECTIVE (PROGRAM) Northside’s Community Development Program aims to foster inclusive and supportive communities and reduce social isolation. We identify, develop and acknowledge the strengths that exist within Canberran communities and support and provide opportunities for these to flourish.
Sports at Moncrieff is a free-of-charge program open to all children aged 6 – 16 years in the Moncrieff and surrounding areas. It aims to foster childhood friendships and promote healthy lifestyle choices. The program runs a different sport each week and gives children the opportunity to participate in drills, games and matches in an inclusive, supportive and non-competitive environment. We are often supported by local sporting clubs and currently we host 15-30 children per week. Sports at Moncrieff provides children and their parents an attractive and welcoming way to engage with their community.
KEY VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES
•Plan and deliver weekly sports activities (1.5 hrs) to children in the program, at times in conjunction with local sports clubs.
•Supervise and actively engage with children in a range of activities and sports.
•Establish relationships with families, the community, and local clubs where appropriate.
•Assist with set up and pack up of equipment including but not limited to sports equipment, marquees, tables etc.
•Complete administrative tasks relating to the coordination of the program, including but not limited to data entry, scanning, digital filing, email and phone correspondence, summary reports and organizing afternoon tea. •Report any identified risks or concerns in a timely manner. •Occasionally drive the Youth Engage van if necessary and/or able. •Other duties as directed.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION •A high-energy, positive attitude to deliver exceptional services with passion and creativity. •Experience and competence working with children aged 5-16 yrs, particularly those with challenging behaviours. •Experience and interest in healthy lifestyles and active sports. •Long-term commitment to attending weekly sessions. •A connection to the community of Moncrieff/Gungahlin would be advantageous. •Hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card, First Aid Certificate and be willing to undertake a Police Check. •Manual drivers licence is desirable but not necessary.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING AT NORTHSIDE •Work experience in the Community Service Sector. •A good entry point to Coaching, Teaching, Event Coordination and/or Sports Management. •Develop your skills in Community Development. •Provide work references. •Access training and development opportunities. •Make a difference and contribute to your community. •Be part of the dedicated and welcoming Northside team!