Gentle Fitness/Exercise Program Assistant (Monday, Thursday, Friday)
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
4d ago

Description & Details

Program Description :

The Community Wellness Program provides gentle fitness and chair-based exercise program to seniors living in the community.

These are drop-in programs which are aimed at improving muscle strength and flexibility as well as posture and balance.

Position Summary :

The volunteer works directly with the Community Wellness Coordinator. The volunteer assists Program Staff by facilitating exercise program activities.

The volunteer is supportive in fostering the maintenance of a client’s abilities and, where appropriate, the enhancement of those abilities through the fitness activities that are designed to stimulate and respond to the client’s individual abilities.

Quality, Health & Safety / Risk Management :

In order to reduce risk to clients, employees, volunteers and the agency, SPRINT Senior Care expects that all employees and volunteers will work within the mandate of their job description, and abide by the policies and procedures of the agency.

Each employee is responsible for his / her own safety as well as that of fellow employees.

SPRINT Senior Care expects every employee and volunteer to work and participate in quality improvement efforts. This is an organizational philosophy that seeks to meet clients’ needs and exceed their expectations by using a structured process that selectively identifies and improves all aspects of service.

Training :

  • Orientation package
  • Participate in orientation session lead by the Community Wellness Coordinator
  • Attend training sessions when possible
  • Service Responsibilities :

  • Willingness to learn about seniors’ physical fitness levels
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times
  • Interact and socialize with the clients
  • Assist in physical set-up of the room and equipment
  • Able to move tables and chairs
  • Waiting by lower entrance to let clients living in the area into the building for class
  • Assist with head count and attendance taking
  • Participation during class and assisting clients as needed
  • Assist in clean up and keeping program area tidy

    Time Commitment :

  • 1 or 2 shift(s) per week
  • The volunteer will be assisting with set up and this may involve moving heavy tables and chairs at certain the locations.

    They will also help with clean up and assisting the seniors as needed.

    We are currently looking for volunteers to cover the following classes :

  • Monday 4 : 00 pm to 6 : 00 pm 1 William Morgan Dr (Overlea / Don Mills) - Therapeutic Yoga
  • Thursday 4 : 00 pm to 6 : 00 pm 1 William Morgan Dr (Overlea / Don Mills) - Therapeutic Yoga
  • Friday 9 : 00 am to 11 : 00 pm - 40 Orchard View Blvd (Yonge / Eglinton) Chair Based Exe.
  • We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible.

    Volunteers can indicate which class would interest them and consider a Three month commitment

    Organizational Responsibilities :

  • Participate positively and contributes to the positive image of SPRINT Senior Care in the community
  • Adheres to and participates in all SPRINT Senior Care system requirements
  • Benefits and Challenges :

  • Helping seniors in the community
  • Developing new friendships
  • Qualifications :

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be able to move heavy tables and chairs
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, flexibility and to work as a part of a team
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a group setting and in working with cognitively impaired seniors
  • Ability to focus on the needs of an elderly person or individual with disabilities
  • Ability to be patient, understanding and compassionate
  • Satisfactory Police Records check
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