We thought you may like to get to know the people who work with SNAPS. We have started with Adam Hind.
Adam is on one of the support workers at SNAPS. Adam started volunteering for SNAPS in 2014 whilst studying at college. He became involved in SNAPS when a physiotherapist recommended the charity as a great place to gain hands on experience in preparation for going to university. Adam then approached SNAPS and completed his volunteer induction.
Adam’s main role is to manage the poolside. He works alongside swim teachers and hydro-therapists to help the children feel settled, relaxed and to enjoy their time in the pool. He also helps the parents. As parents are not in the pool with their child it can be an anxious time especially at first. Adam speaks to the parents and ensures they are fully informed about what is happening and what the session will involve. He helps to keep the child records up to date and monitors their progress.
Adam also plays a vital role in working with volunteers and helping them to settle in to SNAPS. He plays a part in their training and is welcoming.
Adam tells us that the best thing about working with SNAPS is seeing children who were initially anxious and wary swimmers into confident and happy children in the pool. He says “knowing that I have contributed to helping these children overcome physical and mental barriers is the most rewarding thing”.
Adam is a popular member of the team and SNAPS is fortunate to have him with us. Thank you Adam.
If, like Adam you would be interested in working with SNAPS, whether it be as a volunteer to gain work experience or with a view to employment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org