Tag Archives: Metro Blind Sport

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London!

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London!

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London

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.

We aim to commence the delivery of the sessions from the start of May.
 

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 page 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.

 

 

 

Audio Described Breathwork Practice!

Audio Described Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller

Audio Described Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller

Breathwork practice helps release mental, physical, and emotional stress and creates feelings of openness, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection.

“Hello and welcome! Today I’m going to be taking you through a short breathwork practice… I’m comfortable on the floor, if it’s more comfortable for you, please sit in a chair on a sofa, whatever works for you… So get yourself nice and comfortable, and bring your eyes closed.   ” –  Claire Miller

Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript: https://blindsport.uk/BreathTranscript

Do not miss our new floor-based yoga classes – coming soon!  Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://blindsport.uk/Subscribe

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions can be found in one playlist below:
https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

 

 

The plank is this weeks exercise challenge!

The Exercise Challenge this week is the Plank

 The plank is this weeks exercise challenge!

“How many plank ball passes can you do in a minute or 30 seconds?”

Mark Bullock demonstrates this weeks challenge on our youtube Channel

Watch on Youtube:  Exercise Challenge  Week 5 –  the Plank
Video Transcript link: https://blindsport.uk/Week5

 The plank is this weeks exercise challenge! – Video below

Video Transcript link: https://blindsport.uk/Week5

Please do visit our new Facebook page and add your scores in the comments on this weeks exercise challenge post as we would love to see them and if you like our page while your there, that would be great!

Or you could tweet your scores on Twitter and let us know by adding @MetroVISports to your tweet!

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!
Join us on  Facebook   |   Twitter   |    Instagram  |  LinkedIn

 

 

Torso twists is this weeks – exercise challenge!

The Exercise Challenge this week is Torso Twists

Torso twists is this weeks – exercise challenge!

“How many torso twists can you do in a minute or 30 seconds?”

Mark Bullock demonstrates this weeks challenge on our youtube Channel

Watch on Youtube:  Exercise Challenge  Week 4 – Torso Twists
Video Transcript link: https://blindsport.uk/Week4

Exercise Challenge Week 4 with Mark Bullock video below

Video Transcript link: https://blindsport.uk/Week4

Please do visit our new Facebook page and add your scores in the comments on this weeks exercise challenge post as we would love to see them and if you like our page while your there, that would be great!

Or you could tweet your scores on Twitter and let us know by adding @MetroVISports to your tweet!

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!
Join us on  Facebook   |   Twitter   |    Instagram  |  LinkedIn

 

 

How many lunges can you do in a minute?

The Exercise Challenge this week is lunges

The exercise challenge this week is lunges!

“How many lunges can you do in a minute or 30 seconds?”

Mark Bullock demonstrates this weeks challenge on our youtube Channel

Watch on Youtube:  Exercise Challenge  Week3 – Lunges
Video Transcript link: Lunges Transcript

Exercise Challenge Week 3 with Mark Bullock video below

Video Transcript link: Lunges Transcript

Please do visit our new Facebook page and add your scores in the comments on this weeks exercise challenge post as we would love to see them and if you like our page while your there, that would be great!

Or you could tweet your scores on Twitter and let us know by adding @MetroVISports to your tweet!

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!
Join us on  Facebook   |   Twitter   |    Instagram  |  LinkedIn