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Position #: 2539
OrganizationParkinson Wellness Project
Position: Front Desk Meet and Greet/Office Support - Parkinson Wellness Project
Location: 2680 Blanshard Street
Impact Statement: After Jean (alias) received her Parkinson's diagnosis, she was shocked, then became depressed and alienated from friends and family. Her doctor recommended the Parkinson Wellness Project as an activity that might help her physical and emotional symptoms, as well as provide much needed social time. The PWP empowers, improves function & increases quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's through fun, safe and effective multi-disciplinary programs -- with rigorous evidence-based exercise at its core.

Coming to PWP has made all the difference in the world to Jean. Not only does she feel better and stronger, she's realized she's not alone. This vital, life changing experience would not happen if PWP didn't have dedicated, committed volunteers providing a welcoming space along with wonderful exercise programs. We need people like you to help create that supportive environment that helps people with Parkinson's thrive.
Description: You can help by:
Provide a welcoming and professional image to all visitors to PWP. Direct or manage their enquiries as appropriate.

Welcome exercise class participants as they arrive.

Ensure first time participants feel welcome by introducing them to the instructor and others. Provide an orientation to the space.

To those interested in attending a program, provide a tour. Explain the mission of PWP and describe the programs. Set up an intake and assessment with the Operations Manager.

May be selling sports equipment and handling cash.

Data entry - registering participants, maintaining database.

Encourage the use of the 'living room'as a gathering place. Socialize with participants. Serve coffee and snacks.

Answering the phone.

Attend to items on a 'general task list' .
Training Details: Will receive an orientation to PWP, and training in our office procedures.
Working Conditions: Office, lounge and a separate gym.
Minimum Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: 3 hour shifts
Age: 20+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Office Work, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Empathy, Respect, Self-Motivation, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.parkinsonwellnessproject.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Krista Lavoie
Phone: 250-360-3800
Address: 2680 Blanshard Street Victoria, V8T 5E1
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