Exercise Program Support Volunteer

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Position description: 

Exercise Program Support Volunteers support Rehab Assistant running exercise programs for residents/patients. The volunteers will help create a positive, fun, engaging atmosphere for residents/patients by supporting the rehab assistant. They will also provide opportunities for residents to socialize and interact with people. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experience in health care setting, this is the perfect opportunity for you to share your smile and energy with our residents.


• Assist residents/patients under the direction of Rehab Assistant.
• Gather residents/patients to the activity.
• Join the program and model the movements led by the Rehab Assistant.
• Set up and clean equipment before and after the session.
• Socialize/engage in conversation with residents/patients to promote a positive atmosphere.
• Communicate back to therapeutic staff any observation on changes in behavior and attitudes of residents/patients.
• Other duties and responsibilities as required.


• Ability to understand and be understood in English.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative where needed.
• Ability to communicate sensitively with individuals regardless of the diversity in ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation.
• Ability to understand on-verbal communication.
• Knowledge of compliance with infection control requirements.
• Motivation to follow the Fraser Health Respectful Workplace Policy.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Some knowledge of exercises and weights training aids.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Basic knowledge of body mechanics and ergonomics.
• Basic knowledge of cardiac and respiratory stress signs and symptoms.
• Compliance with the Violence Prevention Program.

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Jenny Lee
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Disability Services
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
13 Jan 2020
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Fellburn Care Centre
6050 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC