The Park Active project is now recruiting and training volunteers to deliver free weekly Outdoor Community Workouts in 5 parks across the Dudley borough.

They take place at Stevens Park in Wollescote, Buffery Park in Kates Hill, Abbey Street in Gornal, Stevens Park in Quarry Bank and Grange Park in Dudley. You can find a full programme of the sessions at Park Active.

The project is a partnership between TGO, Halesowen College and the Local Friends of Parks groups and supported by Dudley Council.

Opportunity description

Do you have an interest in fitness and love the outdoors? Do you want to increase people’s health and happiness? Do you want to gain some experience in delivering fitness sessions in your local park to increase your skills?

You don’t need to be a sporting superstar or fitness guru, we’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, good communicators and willing to run or support activity sessions.

As a volunteer with Park Active you can receive the following:

  • opportunities to access free training opportunities (including first aid, safeguarding & fitness qualifications)
  • free badged kit for the lead activators
  • opportunity to make friends and have fun

We are currently recruiting:

Activators

You will lead on delivering a community workout as part of a team of volunteers. You will need to undertake two days’ of fitness training and emergency first aid. The first set of free training dates, of which people need to attend two. Contact Bryoni Barbosa (email address below) for more details. You will then be supported by trained fitness instructors who will be handing over the role to you.

If you haven’t done so already, pop along to one of the Park Active sessions being delivered in one of 5 parks across the borough to see the sort of activities you could be delivering.

Activator support

You will be assisting the volunteer that is delivering the community workout, such as, spotting and correcting for technique, motivating and encouraging participants

All volunteers also undergo Dudley council volunteer induction training and will become part of a community of Dudley Council volunteers.

There are opportunities in the following parks:

Venue

Stevens Park, Wollescote

Buffery Park, Kates Hill

Abbey Street Rec, Gornal

Stevens Park, Quarry Bank

Grange Park, Dudley

Day

Saturday morning

Saturday morning

Saturday morning

Sunday morning

Sunday afternoon