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Stroke Recovery Association of B.C. (Kelowna Stroke Recovery Program Assistant – Volunteer)

Organization Name: Stroke Recovery Association of B.C.
Opportunity Title: Kelowna Stroke Recovery Program Assistant – Volunteer
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: January 5, 2021
End Date: March 30, 2021

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Kelowna Stroke Recovery Program Assistant – Volunteer Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna Days/Times: Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:30 (January 5, 2121 – March 30, 2121) with the option to volunteer again during the Spring session Our Stroke Recovery Programs, (sometimes called branches) offer a community-based program designed to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors through their recovery journey. In January 2021, the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C, in partnership with Parkinson Recreation Centre, will be delivering a new, exciting program for stroke survivors in the community. Led by a certified exercise instructor, this interactive and supportive program will provide stroke survivors an opportunity to connect with fellow peers while engaging in an enriched exercise and educational program targeted to support their physical health and overall well-being. We are currently recruiting to fill our volunteer position located at Parkinson Recreation Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a warm, welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for participants attending the program. Tasks: • Room set up • Greet participants and ensure adherence to COVID safety policies and practices • Maintain an up to date attendance list for each session • Build positive, encouraging relationships with participants • Ensure participants safety and overall health and well-being during the exercise component • Provide support where needed during guest speaker sessions • Distribute flyers and brochures to program participants as directed by the Program Coordinator • Report to the Program Coordinator once per week Qualities and Skills: • A friendly, warm, compassionate, and genuine personality • Good communication skills: including patience and willingness to learn • Optimistic, upbeat attitude • Conscientious and reliable • Ability to follow the direction of the Program Coordinator and willingness to learn new skills Benefits and Additional Information: • Make a difference in the lives of stroke survivors in your community • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in a healthcare and social service-related role • Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of those impacted by the effects of a stroke • Regularly scheduled weekly shift Candidates must complete a police records check with a vulnerable sector screen We would love to hear from you! To apply for this position, please contact Robyn Angelucci at: 250- 572-4302 or email:

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