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Volunteer on Sports Programmes with people with disabilities

Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership

About Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership

At Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership our aim is to support increased participation in sport and active recreation throughout County Sligo. In achieving this we provide assistance in the areas of sports development, education and training and general information on sporting activities in Sligo. We work in partnership with sporting clubs, community organisations and local and disability agencies in achieving our goal of having MORE PEOPLE, MORE ACTIVE, MORE OFTEN.

What's Involved

Currently we're not running due to the COVID19 crisis but if interested please hit 'register interest' below and we'll be in touch when clubs re-open.

If you are into sport and are interested in health/disability, this is the group for you! Most of our clients NEED these weekly outings to enhance their physical and mental health. By volunteering with us you will MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE in their lives and your own (you'll be exercising while helping others get exercise)!

Activities include wheelchair basketball, tennis, walking, gym sessions, athletics etc.

We also need volunteers for occasional once-off events. Groups are usually lead by sports coaches assisted by volunteers. So you don't need any skill usually, just some enthusiasm!

Participants are adults and/or children of all ages with a mix of physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
Times of programmes vary, with most taking place on weekday afternoons or evenings. Some are on weekends.

What's required for this position

Just an interest in sports and disability. A knowledge of sport is not essential as coaches are in charge, you just need to be a keen, encouraging person happy to muck in.

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Sligo Town (various locations incl. the grammar school, Irish Wheelchair Association Abbeyville, Cleveragh Sports Complex, St. John's Hospital, Doorly Park, Sligo IT) also Rosses Point (swimming) and occasionally locations outside Sligo town.

Other location details:
Sligo Town

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

1..You're helping a person with a disability to take part in sport which is hugely important for physical & mental health.
2.You can develop your own coaching & leadership skills.
3.Committed volunteers can avail of training.

Getting there

Sligo Town, Rosses Point, Sligo County

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Sligo
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