Volunteer Paddlesport Instructor - Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal



Starts: 24 June 2021 to 24 June 2023

Pontymoile, Gilwern, Govilon & Talybont

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What's involved?

The Trust is looking to recruit and train Volunteer Paddlesport Instructors to help deliver its “Activity on The Water” Programme. This will involve organising and delivering regular canoeing activities on The Mon & Brec Canal. The project will focus on delivering activities in Pontymoile, Gilwern & Talybont. Working alongside two other Paddlesport Instructors and the Trust's Events Coordinator, you will promote, organise and deliver the activities. It is also important to evaluate sessions and act on feedback in order to improve the “Let’s Canoe” activities.

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to utilise any qualification or skills you have, or to refresh them. It is also an chance to undertake training that would allow you to work with groups and to have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing.
The Paddlesport Instructor course is run over 4 days (23rd-24th Aug & 13th-14th Sep) and covers all the necessary skills you will need to deliver a fun and safe session.
Full support from The Trust will be given
You will also meet other volunteers, learn new skills, and hear about other volunteering opportunities if you fancy getting more involved. As a volunteer, you will also receive our monthly newsletters, get free access to our museums and receive a parking permit to use our car parks for free.

What skills are we looking for?

To carry out this role, you’ll ideally have previous canoeing experience. Current or expired qualifications such as British Canoeing Paddle Sport Leader / Instructor / Explorer would be ideal, though not essential.
Previous experience of organising or leading groups beneficial.
Previous experience of working with children beneficial.
Able to communicate confidently to individuals or groups.
An enthusiasm for canoeing and/or outdoor activities.
A driving license and experience of towing trailers is beneficial, though not essential

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