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Stroke Recovery Association of BC
Program Assistant
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 teamplayer, able to take direction, conscientious and reliable and you have experience with interacting with people with disabilities – or a desire to learn!. New Canadians and English Language Learners most welcome!
  • Less than 6 months
  • Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
  • Other
Duncan Area
April 16, 2018
Description of Position
Program Assistant - Make a Difference for Stroke Survivors – Cowichan Valley 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 Cowichan Valley Stroke Recovery Program.

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

At the Cowichan Valley Branch, located in Duncan, 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, and participants and their spouses/caregivers enjoy their time chatting during coffee as much as the more structured parts of the program.
You'll be assisting the Program Manager with the delivery of the program, mostly by engaging group members in the activities and conversation.
The Cowichan Valley program meets every Friday from 1:00pm – 3.00pm, at the Regional Library in Duncan.

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; and a bit of 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 teamplayer, 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.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email us for more information and an application form.

PLEASE CONTACT: Janneke Vissers, phone: 1-604-688-3603 ext. 6204 or email: jvissers@marchofdimes.ca
Contact Information
Send Email to: Janneke Vissers
Text/Cell: 236 333 5133 | Office: 604-688-3603 ext. 6204