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Get involved with Dance to Health

 

Volunteering

Do something interesting, meet new friends, share your skills, make a difference, have fun. Dance to Health plays an important role in reducing falls and the terrible damage they do. Volunteers are vital for Dance to Health's success.


Volunteer roles

Buddy 
A Buddy keeps in touch, supports and encourages participants in the sessions. These could be a fellow participant, family member, neighbour or a friend.  

Peer Motivator
Every Dance to Health group includes Peer Motivators. These are volunteers aged 60+ with interest in or experience of dance or keeping active. Peer Motivators participate in the dance sessions, offering encouragement and support to other group members.

Peer Motivators receive full training, including a grounding in FaME and Otago, the physiotherapy programmes underpinning Dance to Health. To be a Peer Motivator, previous experience of taking part in dance is useful but not essential. You do need to be fit enough to take part in Dance to Health sessions.

Champion
These volunteers support Dance to Health:
- Helping participants to complete membership forms and other paperwork
- Assisting with refreshments
- Spreading the word - taking out leaflets and posters, writing for the Dance to Health newsletter, talking to people in the community about the project.You can be a Champion whether or not you take part in the dance sessions.

If there is anything that might prevent you from volunteering, please get in touch and we can talk about how we can help.

If you are interested in getting involved or volunteering please contact Hannah Gray, National Volunteer Support Officer on HannahGray@ae-sop.org or call 01993 870158.

If you would like to take part in a session as a participant please see Take Part. 

Get involved with Dance to Health