Gentle Movement Class Lead - Volunteers - enjoyleisure - EAL04127

East Lothian Council

  • Location: Musselburgh
  • £1 per hour, £0 (Voluntary)
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL04127

Volunteering Role

We are looking for volunteers to lead our Gentle Movement classes for people affected by cancer.

Gentle Movement Instructors deliver sessions which are a gentle introduction to moving more. They use slow, smooth body movements and controlled relaxed breathing to encourage participants to gradually become more active and gain confidence in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Gentle Movement classes are led by volunteers and use Qigong moves so that participants can exercise and relax.


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Why we need you

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can make people feel isolated and alone, with little energy and feeling low. The advice used to be that rest was best, however research shows that moving more can actually help with recovery and makes you feel better. For people affected by cancer, benefits of participation in physical activity include decreased fatigue, increased physical functioning and improved wellbeing. Regular physical activity may even reduce the chances of some cancers coming back.

Macmillan Cancer support are working with enjoyleisure and East Lothian Council to deliver the Move More East Lothian programme. From walking groups, gardening to small group circuits and gentle movement classes, there is something for everyone.

We want to make sure that everyone affected by cancer has access to appropriate physical activity opportunities and we need your help to achieve this.

Skills & Qualities

Skills and qualities we are looking for

An interest in volunteering with people living with and beyond cancer. Willingness to undertake training required, in early September 2019. Open, warm and friendly manner. Good communication and listening skills. Non-judgemental and empathetic. Awareness of own limitations and boundaries Excellent time-keeping skills and reliability

PVG Membership

This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Individuals carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to undertaking any volunteering for us. The costs for this will be met by enjoyleisure.

Further Information

If you are interested in the role, or would like a bit more information please contact Shauna Cunningham, Move More Coordinator on 0131 653 5264 or email

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