Are you interested in becoming a Session Facilitator? This page tells you more about this unique role.

What we are looking for 

– We are looking for someone who understands the value of companionship and loves talking sport! You will have a great sense of humour, enjoy games and quizzes and be able to connect with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. 

– You will be able to engage and communicate sensitively with our members (some of whom will have difficulties communicating), with their partners or carers, with fellow volunteers and with Sporting Memories staff.  

– You will be working alongside older people who will often be experiencing physical as well as cognitive difficulties and with training understand the variety of challenges this may present. You will be sympathetic to their needs, understand the support you need to give and be able to adapt accordingly. 

– You will enjoy working as part of a team and taking responsibility for guiding fellow volunteers during sessions​.

– You will welcome the opportunity to organise the weekly sessions and lead sessions – include developing activities that recognise the strengths of individual members and support personal outcomes.  

What will I gain? 

– A rewarding role that will give you with brand new opportunities and help you gain a sense of fulfilment 

– Insight into and experience of working for a highly driven, innovative and award-winning national charity  

– The opportunity to use your skills, life experience and an interest in sport to help tackle social isolation within your community

– Skills in using sports reminiscence to help improve cognitive resilience in those living with dementia and other conditions 

– The opportunity to work with older people in your community, including those who are living with conditions such as dementia or depression 

– Experience in working as part of and leading a small team of volunteers, as well as being part of the wider national Sporting Memories team 

– Full induction and training (including in sports reminiscence – a unique skill – and working with vulnerable older adults), ongoing support and access to training resources (including our weekly Club resources and online Learning Zone) 

To find out more about volunteering, please complete our Volunteering Enquiry form.