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Become a Volunteer Activator

Get Help to Get Active

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Share your passion for physical activity and support your local community by becoming a OneLife Suffolk Activator today!

What is an Activator?

OneLife Suffolk are looking to build a new volunteer network of Activators to support those in Suffolk living with a long-term health condition to get more active and move more often. An Activator is a trained volunteer who is passionate about sport, activity, and movement and would like to share it with those who need it most.

As a OneLife Suffolk ‘Get Help to Get Active’ Activator, you will help support individuals who have undergone a triage process and have been identified suitable for community-based activity as part of our ‘Get Active’ programme. Our Activators will help participants start on their journey to an active lifestyle by leading a free weekly session in the sport or activity you love for 6 weeks.

OneLife Suffolk will provide Activators with training and guidance on how to safely increase people’s confidence and activity levels while helping participants to understand key principals and healthy behaviours. As an Activator, you will be given resources to help you deliver your activity.
We will also provide you with the information you need to signpost and encourage participants to continue their fitness journey once they have completed their 6 weeks with you.

Download our Volunteer Activator role description here.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for sport and activity with the local people of Suffolk. You will be helping those with long-term health conditions to become more physically active, benefiting both their physical and mental health.

You will develop an understanding of Behavioural Change, Making Every Contact Count (MECC) and the health promotion services on offer in the county. You will also be given a background to long-term health conditions (LTC’s) and support around communication skills, building confidence,
planning your sessions, and reporting.

You will receive ‘Trained Activator’ status which lasts for two years.

How do I apply?

If you have the knowledge and skills to make a difference to other people’s lives and would like to register your interest in becoming a Get Help to Get Active Volunteer Activator, please complete this registration form and send it to us using the details below.

If you would like any further information, please contact Lily or Connor at OneLife Suffolk. 07585 446496 07436 177535