Home Support Exercise Program Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0796 Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactTanya Peche-Hopley, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: tpeche-hopley@acclaimhealth.ca
Duties

Volunteers needed for Oakville and Burlington.  
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! 
 
COVID-19 Precautions 
-All volunteers must attend a COVID training, sign a declaration and provide proof of vaccine.

More Info Linkwww.acclaimhealth.ca
BenefitsCertificate training provided 
Ongoing support from your Program Coordinator 
Volunteer Appreciation and education events
ClientsFrail and isolated seniors/those at risk of home-incidents.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestMentorship / Leadership ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & 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 LengthLong Term ; We ask for a minimum 1 year commitment, upon completion of your training.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesWe'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.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityThis one-on-one role takes place in the client's home
LocationAnywhere in Halton Region
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - free certification in the HSEP is provided ; Free training is provided by a certified instructor.
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required ; We try to match the volunteer with a client in the same area within Halton
CostVulnerable Sector Search
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsIntake interview  
Intent to volunteer for one-year minimum 
Attend Volunteer orientation and training 
Two references required 
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Start DateOn or after 15 Aug 2022
End Date11 Aug 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Fax905-827-3390
E-Mailgeneralinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Websitewww.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
 
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