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Volunteer opportunity description

Personal Best is a sport and healthy lifestyles programme for primary schools aimed at 9-11 year-olds.

We are looking for volunteers to assist experienced coaches, PE teachers and teachers to support teams at this amazing event.

The Event:

Experienced coaches and PE teachers challenge children to run, throw and jump; teach them techniques and encourage them to improve. Children who have achieved the most Personal Best outcomes represent their school in the Personal Best Area/Borough Finals. This is a fully inclusive event, as the children compete against themselves to achieve their own personal bests.

This year there will be approximately 400 children from 35 primary schools competing in a fun day of athletics. This is a great opportunity for an active individual to lead a team of approximately 12 children through a series of athletics based events in a day full of fun activities!  

When:Tuesday 26th June, 9:30-3:00pm

Where: Hackney Marsh Centre, Off Homerton Road, Hackney, E9 5PF

Main Volunteer tasks

  • attend morning briefing prior to the event (same day)
  • meet and greet schools on arrival
  • lead (in pairs) your team throughout the activities, making sure they perform on time and in the right station
  • monitor and record scores
  • Facilitate refreshment breaks
  • adhere to health and safety and follow instructions given in the briefing

What you can expect from us

  • a comprehensive briefing and explanation of your tasks in the morning
  • staff members on site to support you with any issues or questions
  • a T-shirt with the Young Hackney logo
  • Light lunch
  • reasonable travel expenses providing receipts
  • to be part of the awards ceremony



Main qualities

  • A keen interest in sports and athletics
  • enthusiasm and energy, an encouraging and motivating approach
  • basic understanding of safeguarding children and young people
  • excellent communication and engagement skills

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
June 25, 2018

About the organisation

Hackney Council, Young Hackney

Xanthippi Karkantou
Volunteers' Coordinator
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