VOLUNTEER POSITION: PROGRAM ASSISTANT – MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR STROKE SURVIVORS – CHILLIWACK STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAM

There is life after stroke.

Are you passionate about making a difference, and do you want to contribute to the quality of life of stroke survivors? We are seeking an enthusiastic VOLUNTEER for our Chilliwack Stroke Recovery program.

And we need some help with the delivery of the program!

At the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery Program, stroke survivors participate in exercises, communication practice, and educational opportunities, and enjoy social interaction and peer support. It’s a friendly, close-knit, fun, supportive and social group. You’ll be assisting the Program Coordinator with the delivery of the program, mostly by engaging group members in the activities and conversation.

Volunteering at the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery Program means becoming a part of a fun and close community, while you’re making a real difference to others. They meet every Wednesday from 9.30 AM to 12:30 PM, at Evergreen Hall.

DUTIES involve:

– Helping participants in the exercise program, led by an exercise leader

– Helping with communication exercises/activities

– Engaging group members in social activities and conversation

– Room setup and cleanup

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US?

– Be a part of our close-knit and friendly group and meet people in your community

– Work directly with participants and make an immediate impact

– Excellent opportunity for acquiring volunteer hours in a health-related field

– Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of those impacted by the effects of a stroke

– Regularly scheduled weekly shift

– New Canadians and English Language Learners most welcome!

 QUALIFICATIONS: 

Are you friendly, warm and interested in talking with people? Do people describe and see you as an energetic, enthusiastic and encouraging personality who is patient, warm and empathetic at the same time?

Besides that, you are a team-player, able to take direction, conscientious and reliable and you have experience with interacting with people with disabilities – or a desire to learn!

Volunteers are required to undergo screening, including a police record check, to work with vulnerable adults.

We are looking at mature candidates who are able to give a minimum 0.5 – 1 year commitment

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please email us for more information and an application form.

please contact:  Janneke Vissers, phone: 604-688-3603 ext. 6204 or email: jvissers@marchofdimes.ca

 

March of Dimes Canada is affiliated with Stroke Recovery Association of BC