ID: 164931

Tennis and Talk

Sport Regular - less than 6 months Turner ACT

About this opportunity

A social housing provider, Havelock Housing Association (Havelock) supports over nearly residents in around 200 properties across the ACT with affordable housing options. A heritage building located in Turner, Havelock House itself houses some 100 residents ranging in age from 18-80, both men and women and speaking some 13 different languages. In early 2020 a community development program was launched, seeking to provide individual support to residents, and to create a stronger sense of community, increased resilience and confidence. This was particularly important as COVID hit. Havelock was awarded a Commonwealth Department of Health grant to develop and deliver a Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grant for a period of two years. Through this program we are now offering a broad program of activities, experiences and adventures in and around Canberra for our Havelock community.

As part of the Community Development Physical Activities program Havelock requires community minded volunteers who enjoy a casual game of social tennis and chat at inner North grass court locations. Some residents have recently participated in tennis lessons as beginners, and others have reignited their passion for a sport they once played. Therefore all abilities and age groups are encouraged and welcome to apply.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

- Ability to play social tennis
- Current, valid working with vulnerable people registration is essential.
- Current driver’s licence and safe driving record
- Police check
- Training certificates (as required)

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Our program operates Monday to Friday during the hours of 8am – 6pm. Volunteers are needed from 1 hour through to half days throughout the week, and activities can be both one off and ongoing.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Relevant on job training.