Location:
Tong Louie Family YMCA
Status:
accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
04/05/2017

Summary

Seeking two volunteers to support with the delivery of TIME™, a group-based exercise program designed for individuals needing to improve their balance and mobility.

Description

TIME™ (Together in Movement and Exercise) is an evidence-based physical activity program designed for those who experience challenges with balance and mobility.  This 12-week group-based program focuses on task-related movements to support individuals with Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, advanced age, or brain injuries, to remain active, healthy and independent.  Each TIME™ class is delivered by two certified instructors.

TIME™ at the YMCA is delivered in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority.

TIME™ classes run on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

Volunteers assist TIME™ instructors with delivery of the program by:

  • Helping ensure that participants understand and follow instructions
  • Helping ensure participant safety
  • Assisting with setup and takedown of TIME™ circuit equipment
  • Providing support and encouragement to participants
  • Providing general assistance to TIME™ instructors as needed

Requirements

  • Interest or experience working with those who have experienced a Stroke or other health challenges
  • Basic understanding of the challenges experienced by those recovering from a Stroke
  • Ability to commit for a minimum of 3-6 months
  • Education in Kinesiology/Sport Science or related field preferred
  • Experience working with older adults preferred
  • First Aid/CPR certification is an asset

Competencies

Demonstrate the YMCA core values:

  • Do the right thing
  • Put people first
  • Lead by example
  • Keep our promises

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Kali Dean,  Manager, Choose to Move / Coordinator, Community Health
604-320-5813
kali.dean@gv.ymca.ca

 

 

Application Deadline

On-going