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About the Position
Position #: 1583
OrganizationMental Health Visiting and Activity Program at Volunteer Victoria
Position: Yoga Instructors for Mental Health and Substance Use Sites - Mental Health Visiting and Activity Program
Impact Statement: The Mental Health Visiting and Activity Program matches community volunteers with individuals living in mental health group homes to provide companionship and reduce isolation. Volunteers help residents integrate into the community by engaging in social and recreational activities such as: starting fitness programs, going for coffee, playing pool, going shopping, attending cultural activities or watching sports.
Description: Are you a Certified Yoga Teacher with training and an interest in teaching therapeutic yoga or yoga for special needs?

Your gentle yoga classes can contribute to the health and wellness of residents at mental health group homes and substance use recovery sites. (Various locations are available.)

At some sites residents would be able to participate in mat classes, at other sites chair yoga would be more appropriate. Residents at mental health group homes may be challenged by schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and anxiety while people affected by substance use may have physical challenges as well. 

Classes should be 30 minutes to 1 hour long, depending on the site. Once a week, or more if you want to teach at more than one site. 

The Volunteer Access Program is funded by Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Training Details: Training and orientation will be provided.
Working Conditions: Criminal records check and references mandatory. 19+ years old. Six month commitment. Times are to be determined.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: A few hours per week - times are negotiable.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://volunteervictoria.bc.ca/access-program/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Corinne Mah
Phone: 250.386.2269
Address: 620 View Street Victoria, V8W 1Y5
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