Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 2538
OrganizationParkinson Wellness Project
Position: Boxing and Exercise Class Assistant - Rock Steady Boxing and FIT classes
Location: 2680 Blanshard Street
Impact Statement: George, an avid hiker and cyclist, was first diagnosed with Parkinson's disease almost 22 years ago. The diagnosis was a total shock.
"I was hiding out at home, wishing it would all go away. But...I had to face reality and to do that, I knew I needed support."
PWP was a welcoming community that encouraged him to get active again. "It was really nice to know I wasn't alone. I view life as a precious gift and now I can enjoy it."
When George discovered the PWP, he felt like he had found 'his people'.

The PWP empowers, improves function and increases quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's through fun, safe and effective multi-disciplinary exercise programs -- with rigorous evidence-based exercise at its core.

You might be that person who helps connect people like George to life again, through physical activity that is empowering, life enhancing and also provides all important social engagement.
Description: Greet and welcome participants. Make name tags.

Introduce new participants to the space and to other participants to ensure they feel welcome.

Assist participants in the exercise programs with getting outfitted with gloves and other equipment needed for their class.

Provide assistance to participants where required, empowering independent action while remaining vigilant around their physical abilities.

Return equipment to its rightful place after class and tidy the room.

Clean and disinfect equipment after each class.
Training Details: Will receive general orientation to PWP, class orientation with instructor.
Working Conditions: Gym environment with cement floors.
Takes direction from instructor.
Minimum Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Once a week minimum commitment, 2 hours per week. Based on class schedule - dates and times to be determined with candidate
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services
Skill(s): Customer Service, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, Self-Motivation
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.parkinsonwellnessproject.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Krista Lavoie
Phone: 250-360-3800 Ext. 2503603800
Address: 2680 Blanshard Street Victoria, V8T 5E1
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