Here are the details of all our upcoming sessions:Ā
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Have you been to a KEEN session recently? We’d really like to hear what you thought – it’s great for publicity and helps us know how well things are working out! Here’s the session review form.
Volunteers are essential for the running of KEEN and we’re grateful for the time you already give us, but if you’re left wanting more then there’s lots you can do to help in the smooth running of the charity and its activities!
Session leaders are the volunteers that plan, prepare and direct the activities at each of our sessions. If you’ve got an amazing new idea or feel you can handle one of our old favourites then please get in touch – we’re always looking for new people. It’s very rewarding to see your ideas come to life and gives you the chance to gain valuable leadership experience!
The KEEN Volunteer Committee’s purpose is to let KEEN volunteers take a lead in all aspects of KEENās existence. There are many specific roles available, from fundraising to social media and beyond, but we also welcome any number of general committee members. The Committee meets three times per term to discuss general KEEN matters and specific projects that Committee members have been working on. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, pleaseĀ e-mail Kate, the KVC secretary, for more information.
KEEN is committed to offering appropriate safeguarding training to all its volunteers. The Oxford Safeguarding Children Board provide an online course, which you can take whenever you like. To access the material. simply click through to the site. Input your organisation as ‘KEEN’, your role as ‘volunteer’, postcode as ‘OX1 3DH’ and scroll down the sector bar right to the bottom to select ‘voluntary/charity’. Once completed, you’ll be provided with a certificate – please forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org for our records.
We have to complete DBS checks (formerly known as a CRB check) on all our regular coaches. This means filling out a simple form with a few personal details and your recent address history. It also requires some supporting documents. For EU citizens, a passport and driving license or ID card in addition to a bank statement with your current address would be ideal. Don’t worry if you can’t find these precise documents, though – we’ll find a combination that works! Contact Dan in the KEEN office to arrange a time to do your DBS check.
If you’ve attended a few sessions, you’re probably eligible for a KEEN t-shirt or hoodie! The criteria are:
- T-shirt: attended 3 sessions or more, completed a CRB check and done the online safeguarding course
- Hoodie: attended 10 sessions or more, completed a CRB check and done the online safeguarding course
If you qualify, send an e-mail with a size and colour preference and your stash will be on its way in the next order!