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Position #: 2572
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position: IPAL (Intergenerational Physical Activity Leadership) Playground Leader - IPAL
Location: École Marigold School, Grange Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: To strengthen and connect community through recreation volunteerism.
Description: IPAL is a program that brings together elementary school students from Marigold Elementary Schoolsecondary student from the Spectrum Secondary School Athletic Leadership Program and older adults from our community. Together, these three demographics are trained to lead “old school” playground games during lunch or recess break on the Marigold Elementary school playground. The Playground Leader facilitates playground games in collaboration with older students for Grade K-4 students. IPAL will begin in late September early October. The program begins with a two-hour training session and then runs through Fall during the school-day for approximately 30-60 minute time blocks. Specific dates and times to be shared in September. Please contact Mena Westhaver at 250-475-5407 for specific details and more information.
Training Details: Knowledge, Skill and Qualification Requirements:
• 55 years or older
• Enjoys interacting appropriately with children and youth
• Ability to move freely and monitor own wellness
• Previous involvement with leading children and youth is an asset
• Clear current Criminal Records Check or Police Information Check

Orientation and Training (provided):
• Volunteer Application (Liability Waiver, Code of Conduct, Policies for Volunteers and Contractors)
• Child Protection/Vulnerable Persons Training
• Supervisor Meet and Match Interview
• Site and Role Orientation
Working Conditions: Duties and Responsibilities:
• Help to facilitate “old school” games, provided, on the school playground
• Participate in two training sessions (2 hours each)
• To be cooperative, outgoing, flexible and fun on the playground in a team environment
Commitment and schedule: 1-4 days/week for 6 weeks for 30-45 minutes during morning recess or lunch break.

Working Conditions: Outdoor. Standing and moving on grass, dirt, concrete. Staff-supervised.

Contact and communication: Mena Westhaver, 250-475-5407, mena.westhaver@saanich.ca
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Age: 1+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Team Building, Facilitation and Training, Motivate Others, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/community-recreation-services/volunteer-with-saanich-recreation.html
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Gaileen Flaman
Address: 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7

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