Exercise lead or Program Assistant - Surrey Stroke Recovery Program

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Position description: 

Are you passionate about making a difference, and do you want to contribute to the quality of life of stroke survivors? We are seeking an enthusiastic VOLUNTEER for our Surrey Stroke Recovery program.

The Surrey Stroke Recovery program, located in North Surrey, stroke survivors participate in exercises, communication practice, and educational opportunities, and enjoy social interaction and peer support. It's a friendly, fun, supportive and social group.
You'll be assisting the Program Coordinator with the delivery of the program, mostly by engaging group members in the activities and conversation.
We are also looking for someone to lead the exercise part of the program: Kinesiology students are welcome to apply! This is a great opportunity to get experience in working with stroke survivors.
The program takes place every Thursday, 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm, at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.

March of Dimes Canada is proud to be affiliated with SRABC, and the two organizations collaborate on volunteer recruitment and engagement.

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US?
- Be a part of our close-knit and friendly group and meet people in your community
- Work directly with participants and make an immediate impact
- Excellent opportunity for acquiring volunteer hours in a health-related field
- Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of those impacted by the effects of a stroke
- Regularly scheduled weekly shift
- New Canadians and English Language Learners most welcome!

Deliverables/Duties: 

Duties involve helping participants with (communication) exercises/activities; engaging group members in social activities and conversation; and a bit of room setup and cleanup.

Qualifications: 

Are you friendly, warm and interested in talking with people? Do people describe and see you as an energetic, enthusiastic and encouraging personality who is patient, warm and empathetic at the same time?
Besides that, you are a teamplayer, able to take direction, conscientious and reliable and you have experience with interacting with people with disabilities – or a desire to learn!

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
All Ages
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Volunteers are required to undergo screening, including a criminal record review, to work with vulnerable adults.

How to apply: 
Please email us for more information and an application form.
Contact person: 
Vicki Pilot
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Disability Services
Health, Social Services
Seniors
Mission:
Through its local Stroke Recovery Branches, SRABC is committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life. March of Dimes Canada's Mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
2
Position start/end date:
19 Jan 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
13458 107a Ave
Arts & Crafts Room (2nd floor)
Surrey, BC V3T 0G4