Parasport Development Mentor

Closing Date: 09 March 2021

Location: Solomon Islands

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

The Organisation 

An initiative of the Solomon Islands Government, The Solomon Islands Sport, and Leadership Institute (SISLI) / National Sports Institute supports athletes, coaches of the Solomon Islands compete at international competitions as well major international and multi-sport events.

SISLI’s purpose is to grow people through sport; develop people holistically to be successful in sport and life, and support the preparations for the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games – the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

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

SISLI 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. SISLI’s ultimate aim is to see people with disabilities represent the Solomon Islands at regional and international sports events.

We are looking for a Volunteer with
  • Experience developing and delivering training and education programs/workshops using a Best Practice approach
  • Experience working in a field associated with people with disabilities
  • Experience working with people with physical disabilities 

VSA Volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA’s response to COVID-19
Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.
The Volunteer Recruitment team is continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.

Recruitment will continue although our usual processes will be amended where necessary to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained, such as a greater emphasis on carrying out interviews remotely.

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