This role was deleted on 24 Nov 2020

Fitness Mentor Volunteer

Location: Croydon

When: a few hours a week (office hours )

Role reports to: Progression Coach

You will contribute to ending homelessness by

Supporting our  Fitness tutor  help members to increase their meaningful use of time and their confidence to access community activities. You will do this by accompanying one of our members to undertake a physical activity which will be currently done in a local park There is also the possibility of supporting the tutors help members in the gym (subject to coronavirus safety advice)


  • Physical ability to undertake activities 
  • Friendly and confident 
  • Ability to carry out on the spot risk assessments and maintain personal safety 
  • An interest in the work Crisis does and a passion and enthusiasm for helping vulnerable people 
  • Flexibility in terms of the tasks you are asked to undertake and ability to manage own tasks  
  • Ability to follow instructions with a willingness to use your own initiative when required 
  • Enthusiasm, patience and respect for others 
  • Good time keeping, attendance and listening skills 
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality, data protection and maintaining boundaries  
  • Ability to commit to the role for a period of 3 - 6 months to ensure consistency for the member 

As this role is working one to one with members an enhanced DBS check will be required.  

  • Workplace experience in a national organisation 
  • The opportunity to share existing or develop new skills in a friendly and supportive environment 
  • Opportunities to work with staff and fellow volunteers during the year and an invite to our member celebrations where you can help us recognise the achievements of our members 
  • Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss how your volunteering is going and what other opportunities and training may be available to you, together with an induction to your role 
  • A platform for building confidence 
  • A reference from a reputable organisation 


  • Accompanying and undertaking a physical activity with up to five Crisis members e.g. Park Run and Tai Chi in the Park 
  • Encouraging and motivating the members 
  • Supporting the members to research affordable activities in their local area 


We expect volunteers to comply with Crisis policies, including health and safety, data protection and the code of conduct at all times. 

  • Travel and lunch expenses are reimbursed where appropriate 
  • We welcome application from people from all backgrounds and from people with disabilities