Our volunteer teams play an important role in the running of 'virtual' Sporting Memories Clubs. The three roles described below offer a unique opportunity to be involved in online sessions designed to help tackle social isolation, while providing fun and companionship.

As for all our roles, we provide full training and ongoing support.

To find out more about volunteering, including the roles described below, please complete our Volunteering Enquiry form.

Online Session Facilitator (Technical)

Our online Session Facilitators (Technical) are involved in the technical aspects of running an online session, which are usually run via Zoom

– Setting up sessions and being in control of the online meeting (for example, admitting participants to the meeting)

– Assisting volunteers or participants who are having technical issues

– Facilitating the smooth running of the session by ensuring that participants’ contributions are respected

– Ensuring that every individual is encouraged to contribute and that they are allowed the time they need to do so

– Allowing time for a break if necessary

– Attending training and information sessions as required

– Advising the Volunteer Coordinator if there are concerns about the running of the Club or participants’ involvement

 

Online Session Facilitator

– Planning a programme of activities and involving the Online Session Supporter in the planning session

– Facilitating the smooth running of the session by ensuring that participants’ contributions are respected

– Ensuring that every individual is encouraged to contribute and that they are allowed the time they need to do so

– Allowing time for a break if necessary

– If possible, involving participants in decision-making regarding the content of sessions

– Attending training and information sessions as required

– Advising the Volunteer Coordinator if there are concerns about the running of the Club or participants’ involvement

 

Online Session Supporter

– Being involved in planning the session with the Online Session Facilitator

– Being aware of how participants are coping with the session

– Assisting the Online Session Facilitator with the running of the session

– Encouraging participants to become involved

– Attending training and information sessions as required