Sporting Memories Volunteers wanted

Are you interested in sport and working with older adults? We might have the opportunity for you…..

Strathmore Community Rugby Trust and Strathmore Cricket Club are working in partnership to deliver Sporting Memories sessions throughout Forfar and Kirriemuir. The Sporting Memories sessions support a wide range of people aged 50+. They focus on bringing adults over 50 together to reduce isolation and loneliness, improve their mental wellbeing and help them become more active to live a healthier lifestyle. We have weekly and monthly clubs delivered at a variety of locations. At each session we deliver an on-topic reminiscing session followed by a light physical activity session to suit the abilities and interest of the group. For example, in the build up to Rugby World Cup we have sessions relating to rugby and in the summer during Wimbledon we focussed on tennis. We have a variety of roles for volunteers which all combine to ensure the smooth and successful running of our club.

We are looking for volunteers that may be interested in helping with some of the below roles:

Club Supporter

  • providing practical help at group meetings
  • welcoming members as they arrive and being a friendly face
  • making teas and coffees
  • encouraging members to engage in conversations and activities
  • befriending group members and supporting them to attend

Club Resource Maker

  • helping to research and create resources
  • find and collate items of local or national sporting interest
  • develop relevant sporting resources for use within clubs and for one-to-one
  • work with our members and other volunteers to create resources relevant to our members interests

Club Reporter

  • helping to record and promote activities
  • collate information and stories from club members

Club Guest

  • talk about your own personal sporting memories
  • provide history from a local sporting club
  • bring along resources from a sporting history in the local area

If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like to volunteer, please contact Mia White, Community Project Worker at Strathmore Community Rugby Trust.

More information can be found by clicking this link