Taichi Instructor (volunteer position to start Jan 2020)

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Position description: 

We are looking for a friendly, dedicated volunteer to lead a group tai chi class for seniors at our non-profit seniors' centre for approximately six months, to start in January 2020. The goal of this program is to help vulnerable older adults to improve their physical and mental well-being, strengthen their ties with their community, and have fun while maintaining their health. 

We are a non-profit seniors' centre located in the South Granville area that offers a variety of social, recreational, and wellness programs and services. Our volunteer-led exercise programs provide a low-cost means for seniors in our neighbourhood to remain healthy, active, and engaged in their communities.


• Lead a group of seniors in a weekly tai chi class.

• Ensure that classes are inclusive and suitable to a wide range of skills and abilities.

• Liaise regularly with the Volunteer and Program Coordinator.


• Availability to volunteer one day a week, during Centre business hours (9:00AM-4:00PM) for six (6) months, longer preferred. We currently offer beginner and intermediate tai chi classes on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30AM, although there is some flexibility with the time.

• Experience leading group tai chi classes.

• A friendly demeanor and a willingness to accommodate a variety of physical abilities.

Good verbal command of the English language (any additional languages welcome).

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

Benefits & Recognition

• Have an opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful way and positively influence the lives of marginalized and low income seniors.

• Have an opportunity to be a part of a supportive and close-knit community of volunteers

• Reference letter after completion of 50 hours/year, and certificates available.

Other Requirements

Volunteer application & interview | Criminal Records check (cost covered by South Granville Seniors Centre)

How to apply: 
Please send resume
Contact person: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
We work together with adults ages 55+ to support their well-being in ways that promote friendship, diversity and individual worth.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
7 Jan 2020
Time Committment:
1 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Work location:
South Granville Seniors Centre
1420 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8