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Position #: 2500
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position: Fitness Activity Assistant - GentleFit
Location: 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: To strengthen and connect community through recreation volunteerism.
Description: The Activity Support Volunteer will support participants with mobility challenges or who require additional social and physical support. Duties and Responsibilities:
•Greet participant upon arrival at transport drop off (i.e. Handidart, taxi or personal vehicle), or from waiting area, and bring them to the program space.
•At the end of class, accompany participant to transportation or family member/caregiver.
•Receive direction from and assist Instructor
•Encourage participation and adapt activities as needed
•Provide feedback to instructor and Supervisor on the results of the planned activities
•Welcome all participants and focus on the particular client’s needs
•Provide encouragement and a sense of safety to the particular client
•“Spot” client to ensure sense of physical safety
•Ensure participant remains in program space or ensure their safe return from other parts of the facility.
Training Details: Knowledge, Skill and Qualification Requirements:
•19 years or older
•Understanding of dementia is an asset
•Experience working with client’s with dementia is an asset
•Experience working with clients having mobility challenges is an asset
•Proficient in the English language
•Clear current Criminal Records Check or Police Information Check (provided free of charge)
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 specific to working with clients with dementia and/or mobility challenges
Working Conditions: Commitment and schedule: Varied depending on individual client need. Classes generally take place in the daytime and last between one to two hours.
Working Conditions: Indoor in room equipped with fitness equipment. Standing/exercising/”spotting”.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Fridays 11:15am-12:15pm
Special Event Start Date: 2019-07-05
Special Event End Date: 2019-08-30
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Recreation/Sports, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect
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
Phone: 250-475-5502
Address: 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7

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