Chester Terrapins is a club run by volunteers for individuals who present with all manner of disability, with the exception of severely affected people who might struggle to make use of the facilities or have difficulty engaging with us in a meaningful way. The club has been in existence in Chester since 1968 and was set up by a King’s School PE teacher, his wife and a local physiotherapist.
Our volunteers are not expected to be disability experts or have in-depth knowledge of any disablement. We want them to help our members enjoy being in the water either with self-sufficient swimming or supported. Training is given on supporting the swimmer in the pool, which is ongoing and will vary with the disability, e.g. a helper might be asked to swim alongside someone encouraging their progress or helping them to float unaided.
We don’t assist swimmers with personal care, such as helping in the changing rooms; the support we give is purely pool-based.
There are no formal interviews for this position.
If you would like to become a helper or would like more information about Terrapins, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Back To Volunteering