FitSkills for volunteers

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FitSkills for volunteers

FitSkills is a program that helps people with disability access gyms by increasing their confidence in going to the gym by providing them with a volunteer partner. The program runs for 10 weeks and participants attend the gym together once a week, followed by a meal with the FitSkills group.

What are the benefits for volunteers?

  • Make a contribution to the community
  • Learn more about people with disability
  • Combine exercise with doing something good

What commitment is required from volunteers?

You would be matched with an adult with Down syndrome and attend one of the FitSkills locations. You would support them and be their partner at the gym. The program requires a commitment of the following:

  • Participating in a 1.5 hour induction training session
  • Going to the gym with your partner for 10 weeks, once a week (followed by a meal with the FitSkills group)
  • Check ins with physiotherapist to provide support for you and your partner

Let us know you are interested in becoming a FitSkills volunteer by filling in this form and someone will be in contact with you.

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