Home Support Exercise Program Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0796 Last Full Update: 15 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsProviding 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.
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesYou can provide much-needed exercise and motivation to isolated seniors, in the comfort of their own home!  
FREE certificate training. This training will get you ready to: 
-Offer supervision and companionship 
-Help improve strength, balance and mobility while preventing falls, so our clients can remain independent in their own homes 
We'll match you with one client for a 12-week cycle, with visits made once per week for approximately 1 hour.
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 OSSDNo
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 TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
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.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationAnywhere in Halton Region
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
35 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
CostVulnerable Sector Search
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsIntake interview  
Intent to volunteer for one-year minimum 
Attend Volunteer orientation and training 
Two references required
Start DateOn or after 19 Jun 2019
End Date31 Jan 2020
Agency Details
Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2