Volunteer Opportunity: Dance to Health Peer Motivator

20 August 2018

Take Art and Aesop are looking for volunteers aged 60+ with interest in or experience of dance or keeping active to work on a new Dance to Health project in Taunton.

Project Overview 

Take Art have joined forces with Aesop, to deliver a fantastic new project at Dunkirk House in Taunton which is part of the national project Dance To Health.

Dance To Health is a pioneering nationwide falls prevention dance programme for older people, led by Aesop. Combining evidence and physiotherapy with the creativity, expression and energy of dance, it reduces the risk of an older person suffering a fall. 

Dance to Health groups are led by trained dance artists who embed evidence based falls prevention exercise in creative, fun, sociable dance session for older people who have been suffering falls or at risk of falling.

Two Somerset based dance artists have been recruited to start their training with Later Life Training and the new project is due to begin late September of this year.

Peer Motivator Role

As a Peer Motivator you will participate in weekly 90 minute dance sessions, offering encouragement and support to other group members. Peer Motivators are part of the dance team delivering the project and your help will ensure that all participants get the one-to-one support they need to maximise the benefits of taking part.

The first training day is Sunday 2 September. 

For full details of the role and skills experience required please download the Role Description PDF below. 

Expenses

This is a volunteer role but you can claim up to £15 per session towards expenses. 

How to apply 

Please download Application Pack documents below including the Application Form which should be completed and sent to Alison Lord alison@takeart.org