Physical Activity Volunteers for Older People

ladies playing ping pongHelp make a difference to the lives of people with dementia and frail older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation by supporting them to take part in gentle physical activity.  Research has shown has a major impact on their cognitive capacity and moving more often can help people to perform every-day tasks and maintain independence and greater dignity in later life.

Volunteers are trained in basic Move More Often techniques and support people to:

  • Take part in movement to music.
  • Active games like ping pong or bowling,
  • Gentle exercises.

You will be supported by the Gateway Volunteer Service.


This is an ideal role for: Anyone with a passion for physical activity or looking to develop a career in social care.

Time Commitment: 3 hours per week

Locations:  The care homes are Ings Grove in the centre of Mirfield, Claremont House in Heckmondwike, Moorlands Grange close to Netherton Village, near Huddersfield and Castle Grange in Newsome in Huddersfield.

Training: Before taking up this role we expect you to undertake one half day induction training and two full days Move More Often training.   We will provide professional support and supervision throughout.


Apply now or find out more

Apply or find out moreIf you’d like to find out more, visit:
Gateway Volunteer Service


or contact Janet Edmunds or
Catherine Bickerstaff:

Phone: 01484 414774



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