Cobham Link Project is based in the centre of Cobham. It runs weekday activities for adults with learning disabilities in the building and in the local area. It is run by Surrey County Council and Elmbridge Borough Council.

We are looking for volunteers to assist the Cobham Link staff to provide safe and enjoyable swimming sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

What does this role involve?

• Helping the Cobham Link staff to provide safe and enjoyable swimming sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

• Supporting the staff team and group members when in the pool. The members you will be swimming with will all be strong swimmers and have undergone a swimming assessment.

• To ensure group members are supported to swim safely and enjoy the physical exercise. We may need you to encourage members to swim further and build up their fitness over multiple sessions.

• The role does not involve any support with personal care and you will not be expected to assist non-swimmers or low ability swimmers.

Swimming sessions are held on two days, so you can support with both sessions or just one depending on your availability.

• Monday mornings - starting at 10:30am and leaving the pool at 11:30am.

• Thursday afternoons - starting at 1:30pm and leaving the pool at 2:30pm.

You can travel with the group on the minibus from Cobham Centre for the Community or meet the group at Hurst Pool in Molesey, whichever is more convenient for you.

What skills do I need?

This role would be ideal for someone who:

• Is calm, patient and enjoys working with people.

• Is a confident swimmer

• Is looking to gain some experience working with adults with learning disabilities.

No prior experience is required for this role, but some knowledge of the needs and challenges faced by people with learning disabilities is desirable.

Sessions may be very active so volunteers have to be prepared for a busy morning/afternoon!

  • Disability
  • Fitness and Sport
  • Befriending & Buddying

Details

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No Yes No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

• Monday mornings - starting at 10:30am and leaving the pool at 11:30am. • Thursday afternoons - starting at 1:30pm and leaving the pool at 2:30pm.

Location

Hurst Pool
Dunstall Way
Molesey
KT8 1PD

Cobham Centre for the Community
Oakdene Road,
Cobham
KT11 2LY

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