So, you want to help people live longer in Thanet.

We need an army of volunteers to help the inactive become active!

Young or old(er) anyone can become a

Get Out - Get Active 'ACTIVATOR'!

What do our Volunteers do?

As a GOGA Activator you would…

  • Help promote being active in Thanet
  • Research activities taking place in local community that anyone inactive could attend
  • Help an individual who is inactive identify local suitable activities for them
  • Support an individual to be able to attend activities in their community by going along with them
  • Have the abilty to motivate an inactive person to undertake just a small amount of activity i.e. walking to end of road etc.
  • Encourage social physical activity to help reduce isolation
  • Share the ‘journey’ of the individual with others
  • Research activities taking place in the local community that would suit the needs, lifestyles and interests of our participant

What Makes a Great 'ACTIVATOR'?

  • The ability to be emphatic to others
  • An understanding of barriers to people taking part in physical activities.
  • For example, issues with health, transportation, lack of information or personal confidence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel to various locations via public transport if required
  • Interest in physical and social activities
  • Previous experience in supporting others. This could be through a previous work role or as part of your life experiences such as supporting family members or friends
  • An ability to keep good record
  • A DBS check – we can organise this for you

In return, you will get:

  • A full induction and subsequent support in your role from the project leader
  • A uniform
  • Experience – plus a written reference after 6 month's service (at discretion of the project leader)
  • The opportunity to benefit from the Your Leisure Employee Discount scheme, including free off-peak gym membership

Meet the GOGA Activators…

Meet the local residents that have already decided to become Activators and help people live longer in Thanet by becoming more active...

Have You Got What it Takes to be a GOGA 'ACTIVATOR'?

For further information or an informal discussion about volunteering contact our GOGA Coordinator Sarah Johnson on 01843 296687 or email 
Can't wait - and want to get started right away, then click on the application pack above to be directed to the download page.