Help out in the community whilst getting fit
Join us at Good Gym to get fit by doing good! We’re a team of volunteers who are passionate about lending a hand to help within our community. We meet up and run, walk or cycle to support local groups and organisations in and around Derby. This could be anything from clearing an allotment plot, painting a fence or helping to sort food donations. This means that volunteers get the chance to help out in the community as well as maintaining a level of fitness at the same time, making it easier to fit these goals into a busy schedule. Groups that need our help can reach out to us and as volunteers we help out free of charge – simply giving our time and enthusiasm.
How someone can ask for our help
Any charity, community group or individual can request our help as long as it benefits the community in some way. We ask for a few details about what help is required, how many volunteers would be needed and what sort of dates would be suitable for the volunteering to take place. The volunteering opportunity is then listed on the GoodGym website for volunteers to sign up to if they are interested and available.
Here’s our online form to request free help for a community project: https://www.goodgym.org/request-a-task
How can you get involved
Our regular meeting night for a social fitness/general training session is Tuesday and we also meet to volunteer on other nights and weekends. There’s no set commitment as to how often you meet with us and we cater for all abilities and paces, come along when you’re available for a social meet and to do some good within the community. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join us, we have an age requirement for volunteers as we work with vulnerable adults in some situations.
Take a look at what’s coming up with GoodGym Derby on the GoodGym website: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/derby/happenings. If you sign up via the website, you will then be able to book onto a session, so we know who to expect and don’t leave without anyone! All you will need is a pair of trainers and some older clothes for volunteering so you can get stuck in with some physical work.
You can follow us on social media: Facebook @GoodGymDerby X @GoodGymDerby and Instagram @GoodGymDerbyOfficial