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Attention Message

We are a social enterprise which teaches chess to children aged six to twelve years of age. We aim to demonstrate how chess can provide children with skills that will empower them in and outside the classroom.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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Volunteer coaches are recruited on a rolling basis to teach chess and supervise the club's members during sessions.

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Location and Travel
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Cheylesmore Community Centre,
Poitiers Road,
Coventry CV3 5JX

Travel expenses are not paid by the organisation.

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Time Commitment
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Sessions are held every Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The period of commitment is flexible.

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Requirements
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Volunteers must be able to play chess up to post-beginners level (this will be assessed as part of training). Prior experience of playing chess competitively, coaching or working with children is not essential, as full training will be provided, but will be advantageous.

A DBS check will be required.

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Why get involved?
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View our top reasons why you should volunteer

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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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Interested volunteers should email Paul Lam (gmman@hotmail.co.uk) with a copy of their CV attached and a supporting statement explaining their motivations for applying and details of their previous experience of playing chess, coaching and working with children. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session. Selection for the role will depend on satisfactory completion of this and obtaining DBS clearance.

This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.

Visit their website for more information about the club: https://coventrychessacademy.wordpress.com/ 

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