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Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London Needed!

Photo show a walking guide and his walking partner who is holding her white cane, both are laughing out loud as they cross a very muddy area in a wood text says Paid walk leaders & volunteers in London needed! Apply Now!

Walk Leaders and Volunteers Needed!

The project

Metro Blind Sport has secured funding to deliver a walking programme so that blind and partially sighted Londoner’s can collectively benefit from attending walks in various London Parks.

The Metro Blind Sport Walking Project will allow blind and partially sighted Londoners, particularly those who are least active or require support to remain active, to take part in an activity that is easily accessible. It will enable the participants to not only improve physical fitness but equally as importantly, to develop peer support and networks.

We know that walking has many benefits and this programme also provides a great opportunity to deliver activity away from the many restrictions that are being placed on indoor sport.

We need your help

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the programme. We intend to choose approximately 6-8 parks, throughout London rather than hold the walks in a regular location.

If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please get in contact. We are seeking to recruit up to 4 walk leaders that could lead sessions on a regular rotational basis. Walk leader training would be provided.

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

Do you know someone who might be interested?

Then if useful, please download and share this word document:

Download Walking Programme Document

The word document above contains all this pages information

 

What do Walk Leaders do?

During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy. Along with Metro Blind Sport staff, leaders will help to plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

 

What Skills to I need as a Walk Leader?

The main skill we need from our walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!

 You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.

 

How much time do I need to give as a Walk Leader?

Most of our walks are short, around an hour or less. Including travelling, preparation and paperwork, leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2 and a half to 3 hours, plus meeting and greeting participants, occasional meetings and refresher training. We are hoping that our Walk Leaders can attend two walks per month.

 

What about payment?

Travel expenses would be paid for walk leaders and volunteers. For the regular Walk Leaders, payment of £25 per hour is available. Walk Leaders would need to invoice Metro Blind Sport on a monthly basis. Travel expenses can be claimed in addition to the hourly rate.

 

Volunteers

We are also recruiting for volunteers that will support the Walk Leaders. We would expect the volunteers to be friendly and welcoming with a good, open communication style to support blind and partially sighted people to navigate the walks. We are hoping that our volunteers can attend regularly but there is no commitment to attend each week. Training would be provided. Travel expenses can be claimed for volunteers.

 

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

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Cycling: Ride Side-by-Side

Photo of an Ride side by side ebike with a sighted masked pilot, and passenger with one free seat available, they are in a park with blue sky. At the back of the bike there is a banner with the text saying Visually Impared cyclists - Cycling Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks & Metro!

Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport

We have sessions that will be running every week, so please do get in contact if you want to attend sessions. We would love to welcome you along.

There will be two time slots available on each of the days.

  • Session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am,
  • Session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.

For more information please contact: Nikki.Ray@bikeworks.org.uk  or call 07833 757954

They will be on the following days:

Cycling event list

To book and for more info – Click the date you want below.

For more information please contact:
Nikki.Ray@bikeworks.org.uk  or call 07833 757954

 

Bikeworks are looking to arrange sessions in East London

Due to the popularity, Bikeworks are looking to arrange sessions in East London. If there are Metro Blind Sport members living in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham or Waltham Forest who are interested in riding on the side-by-side cycle, please contact Nikki Ray from Bikeworks Nikki.Ray@bikeworks.org.uk 07833 757954, and she will see if it’s possible to set up a group ride.

Ideally, a group ride around Olympic Park would be a really cool, off-road experience for our members. Individual rides may also be available, so please contact Nikki.

 

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Blind Tennis: ITC – Wed 12 May

Photo of a blind tennis player about to return the ball with the text sayinh Wednesday 6 to 8 PM Blind Tennis (B1 Players)
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
12th May 2021
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

The Metro Blind Sport Wednesday sessions are open to blind players.
Booking is required, please check the event details link below.

We are very happy to say that our tennis sessions are for blind or partially people who are new to the game, they occur fortnightly, on a Wednesday for blind (B1) players and for partially sighted (B2-B5) players on a Friday.

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download – Word: Tennis Arrangements

Event details

 

Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

Dates: Wednesday 12 May 2021  Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Cost: £4 for members   £8 for non-members

Booking Link: https://tinyurl.com/BTennis12May
 

Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

 

 

Visually impaired tennis is one of the faster growing VI sports in the UK. Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.

The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces, those with partial sight are allowed two. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying.

These are coached sessions by a qualified LTA coach.

 

Blind Tennis: ITC – Wed 28 April

Photo of a blind tennis player about to return the ball with the text sayinh Wednesday 6 to 8 PM Blind Tennis (B1 Players)
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
28th April 2021
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

The Metro Blind Sport Wednesday sessions are open to blind players.
Booking is required, please check the event details link below.

We are very happy to say that our tennis sessions are for blind or partially people who are new to the game, they occur fortnightly, on a Wednesday for blind (B1) players and for partially sighted (B2-B5) players on a Friday.

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download – Word: Tennis Arrangements

 

Event details

 

Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

Dates: Wednesday 28 April  Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Cost: £4 for members   £8 for non-members

Booking Link: https://tinyurl.com/BTennis28April
Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

 

 

Visually impaired tennis is one of the faster growing VI sports in the UK. Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.

The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces, those with partial sight are allowed two. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying.

These are coached sessions by a qualified LTA coach.

 

Blind Tennis: ITC – Wed 14 April

Photo of a blind tennis player about to return the ball with the text sayinh Wednesday 6 to 8 PM Blind Tennis (B1 Players)
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
14th April 2021
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

The Metro Blind Sport Wednesday sessions are open to blind players.
Booking is required, please check the event details link below.

We are very happy to say that our tennis sessions are for blind or partially people who are new to the game, they occur fortnightly, on a Wednesday for blind (B1) players and for partially sighted (B2-B5) players on a Friday.

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download – Word: Tennis Arrangements

 

Event details

 

Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

Dates: Wednesday 14 April  Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Cost: £4 for members   £8 for non-members

Booking Link: https://tinyurl.com/BTennis14April

 

Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

 

 

Visually impaired tennis is one of the faster growing VI sports in the UK. Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.

The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces, those with partial sight are allowed two. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying.

These are coached sessions by a qualified LTA coach.