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Therapeutic Swim Assistant

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Position description: 

Volunteer is needed to attend a therapeutic swimming program (and be in the pool) with a male adult with a disability. This volunteer position is for reoccurring either on weekdays during the day or on a Saturday. Preferably Thursdays after lunch. The position entails commuting to and from the pool from the residence via public transit, assisting with changing and showering, and assisting the tenant with exercises while in the shallow water of the pool. He also enjoys coffee and walks on the seawall, so sometimes he may request to do that instead of swimming that day.  This is ideal for students looking to gain experience for Therapeutic Recreation, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, and Kinesiology. 


Police Criminal Record Check
Must be 18 years of age or older


Must be able be comfortable in the water. Must be 18 + years of age.

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

Loads of fun with an awesome person and a great reference letter if need be!

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a reference or experience in the fields of health and fitness or rehabilitation.
Police Criminal Record Check
Must be 18 years of age or older

How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Mary Dwulit
Volunteer Centre: 
The False Creek Residences provides housing, individualized lifestyle planning and personal assistance for adults with disabilities. The Society values the importance of: - Supporting tenants' personal growth and autonomy - Creating opportunities for tenants to be active contributing participants in the community - recognizing tenants' rights and responsibilities - providing a safe, appropriate and accessible environment for tenants, staff and volunteers - encouraging the creative contributions of its tenants, staff and volunteers
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
8 Jan 2018
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Residences for Independent Living Society
1167 Forge Walk
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R1