Over the next 6 months BCSDN are running a programme specifically with people aged 50+. The project is called KEY 16 (Keep Empowering Yourself) and aims to develop the capacity for community groups to run their own programmes. BCSDN have teamed up with WISPA, ACTIVE BELFAST & MENS HEALTH FORUM to deliver this project.
S4D Facilitators will work with 16 people from across Greater Belfast and upskill them to be able to deliver coaching and physical activity sessions. Throughout the programme BCSDN will provide opportunities for each volunteer to achieve coaching & leadership qualifications, attend coach development workshops and complete 10 hours of peer mentoring. The KEY 16 Volunteers will also receive a uniform, coaching equipment & will take part in a 2 day residential break.
The hope for the programme is that the KEY 16 volunteers can support their community groups with their coaching & activity needs instead of hiring in a coaching service. BCSDN hope to offer the volunteers casual coaching hours through the company as they will be highly skilled by the end of the programme. The programme will be hosted in Belfast Activity Centre and will run every Monday morning up until 11th December and continue again after Christmas. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are committed and want to give back to their community.