Community Gym Volunteer

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Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

We are a residential care facility for adults living physical disabilities. Many of our tenants enjoy and benefit from 1:1 exercises with volunteers. We are seeking an enthusiastic 1:1 exercise volunteer to assist tenants who would like to do exercise in their local gym. Some of our tenants are independent in the community, and some are not. This role would involve taking transit to and from the local gym, providing assistance physically as needed as well as with following an established gym routine. This role would be well suited for students or professionals in the field of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy and/or Kinesiology. Each volunteer will be orientated to the tenants individual exercise routine that has been created by our resident physiotherapist. We do ask that volunteers are able to make a longer-term weekly commitment for this position due to the administrative and orientation time needed for this role.

Deliverables/Duties: 

The volunteer would receive valuing experience supporting one of our tenants in the community to reach her personal goals.

Qualifications: 

Reliable and has a valid flu short and or wears a mask.

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
How to apply: 
Email
Contact person: 
Madison Richards
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Disability Services
Seniors
Sport & Recreation
Mission:
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:
2
Position start/end date:
21 Feb 2020
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Residences for Independent Living Society - Steveston Residence
Steveston, BC
Last Updated: February 21, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: February 21, 2021