Activity Buddy Scheme
Where local volunteers work with individuals to encourage them to lead a more active and healthier life
The Scheme relaunches for 2022!
We have a new Activity Buddy Coordinator in place to ensure this scheme is ready to offer this great volunteering opportunity and community resource again.
The Activity Buddy Scheme Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, managing and matching members and volunteers. Matching is based on availability and activity preference.
Scheme members...are matched with a volunteer as activity buddies. Members are adults who may have a physical or learning disability and/or long-term illness or other challenges that stop them from participating in sport or active sessions at Places Leisure Eastleigh.
Volunteers...play a crucial role in providing a friendly, fun and safe atmosphere for the member to improve the experience and ability to achieve their goals. You will be required to make a commitment to accompany your matched buddy during their active sessions for one hour a week.
For every session you volunteer, you will be offered a gym or swim voucher to use at Places Leisure Eastleigh.
All volunteers must complete a 2-hour induction session, which includes an introduction to the scheme, disability awareness training, a tour of the leisure centre and DBS check. They will not be expected to perform the role of a personal assistant/carer or a fitness instructor.