Parasport Development Mentor

Closing Date: 01 December 2021

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

The Organisation 
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 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.

We are looking for a Volunteer with
  • At least 3 year's 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
About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. 

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

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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