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The Change Makers Healthy Lifestyles Programme teaches families about good nutrition, staying active and other healthy living topics through seven fun interactive weekly sessions. The whole family can get involved in activities like preparing and tasting new foods and playing group games, as well as getting lots of practical advice, guidelines and tips on healthy lifestyles.
Change Makers also offer a one- off parent/carers that provides a general overview of healthy living, including useful tips and a Q&A session. The workshop and programme take place at community venues across the county. The programme is rolling and can be joined at any point.
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A Change Makers volunteer will play a key role in Healthy Lifestyle programmes or workshops. Volunteers will be expected to base service user’s positive behaviour change at the centre of their work. The role will involve assisting with activities, maintaining clear and accurate records where necessary, and recording any necessary information to feedback Change Makers team members.
There will be a variety of opportunities depending on your availability.
The main responsibilities will be to support the Change Makers team with the weekly nutrition and physical activity sessions throughout the 7 week family lifestyle programme. Furthermore, to support positive changes in behaviour (ie healthy eating, physical activity, positive mental well-being) by children and family members in order to achieve and maintain healthy weight over the course.
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Location and Travel
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Must have access to own car and be able to travel across Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth.
The sessions will take place at different community and leisure centres.
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Volunteers can commit 1.5 hours a week for 3 months (term time) for the regular sessions.
Volunteers can also help for the one-off events.
Activities mostly take place in the afternoon.
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Friendly and welcome manner is essential to this role, alongside good communication skills with parents and children aged between 4-19 years. An ideal volunteer would have a good understanding and general interest in health and exercise for children.
A DBS check will be carried out before a volunteer can begin volunteering.
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Why get involved?
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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.
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How to get involved
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To volunteer contact Hayley dot minogue at rugby dot gov dot uk
This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.