Home Support Exercise Program Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0796
Last Full Update: 09 Nov 2023

Opportunity Details: Home Support Exercise Program Volunteer

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We are Halton’s most trusted home care provider – and have been for over 90 years. As a charity, our focus is caring for you, and we continually re-invest in programs that will help even more people in our community.

Our full spectrum of programs support physical and mental well-being through independent living, reduced social isolation, innovative dementia care, end of life care and bereavement support. 

Contact Tanya Peche-Hopley, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: tpeche-hopley@acclaimhealth.ca
Duties

Volunteers and University/College Students are needed!

  • Next FREE training session to get certified and trained as a Home Support Exercise Volunteer - January 2024.  

Providing simple exercises guidance and support to frail Seniors in their homes for 12-week cycles.  

Training is provided and the program is intended to help Seniors gain strength and better balance. 
 
Support a frail older adult through a standardized exercise program designed to improve strength, balance, mobility, and endurance. 
 
You’ll learn how to do the set of 10 simple exercises (toe taps, leg raises, wall push-ups) safely and how to increase the difficulty level as your client makes progress. 
 
You’ll also learn how to motivate and cheer your client on so that they get the maximum benefit out of the program. The results are fantastic – over 90% of clients see improvement! 

More Info Link www.acclaimhealth.ca
Benefits Certificate training provided 
Ongoing support from your Program Coordinator 
Volunteer Appreciation and education events
Clients Frail and isolated seniors/those at risk of home-incidents.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Mentorship / Leadership ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support - support only ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Compassion. Willingness to help.
Commitment Length Long Term ; We ask for a minimum 1 year commitment, upon completion of your training.
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Dates and Times We'll work with you and your schedule to ensure you have the best volunteer experience! Due to the physical nature of this program, clients prefer daytime visits.
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility This one-on-one role takes place in the client's home
Location Anywhere in Halton Region
Number of Positions Acton: 2 individual(s) ; Burlington: 2 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 2 individual(s) 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - Certificate of Completion Provided ; Free training is provided by a certified instructor.
Transportation Near public transit ; Car required ; We try to match the volunteer with a client in the same area within Halton
Cost Vulnerable Sector Search
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Intake interview  
Vulnerable Sector Checks are mandatory before training and client matches can start. 
Intent to volunteer for one-year minimum or 12 weeks for suitable University/College Students 
Attend Volunteer orientation and training 
Two references required

Agency Details: Acclaim Health, Community Support Services

Office Phone 905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-7127
Fax 905-827-3390
E-Mail mcameron@acclaimhealth.ca
Website www.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
 
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