Parasport Development Mentor (Pacific Games)

Closing Date: 21 February 2023

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

Parasport Development Mentor - (Pacific Games) - National Sports Council
 
Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
  
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 

Our Partner Organisation - National Sports Council

The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was started by an act of Parliament in 1988. The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge
and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered. Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands - the
largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

The Country

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to support NSC to engage with people with disabilities, empowering them to participate in sport. The assignment will also facilitate increased sporting opportunities for people with disabilities. 

NSC is looking for a volunteer who understands the needs of para-athletes and can support and mentor staff to establish structured programs, processes, and mechanisms that are inclusive and tailored to people with disabilities. NSC's ultimate aim is to see people with disabilities represent the Solomon Islands at regional and international sports events.

The Volunteer

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We are looking for a Volunteer with
  • At least 3 years' experience working with people with physical disabilities in sporting and recreation programmes
  • Experience developing and delivering training and education programs/workshops using a Best Practice approach
Apply Now!

If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, download the Assignment Description and apply today. For more information on this assignment, please email volunteer@vsa.org.nz. 


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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in Solomon Islands
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Get involved in the 2023 Pacific Games!

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.