SMART Program Volunteer - Group Program

(VON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - 1565 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough Square Adult Day Centre)

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Position ID: V-PET0189 Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 02 Mar 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactGeorge Dimacakos, Coordinator, Volunteer Development - SMART Program, VON Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton Branch; Phone: 705-745-9155 ext 6450; Fax: 705-745-3262; Email:
DutiesAfter completing the VON Canada training program, volunteers become Senior's Fitness Instructors. As SMART Group Program leaders, volunteers lead groups of seniors through weekly exercise sessions. Volunteers are mentored by the VON Program Coordinator and work in teams of 2-3 to lead the group program.
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ClientsSeniors 55+ who need assistance to maintain functional fitness. May include frail elderly and disabled adults.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestProgram Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceBackground in physical fitness, teaching and/or leading groups. Physiotherapy an asset. Must be comfortable leading groups.
Commitment LengthMust commit to a minimum of two years of leading classes for the VON SMART Program
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesDates and times vary throughout the City and County.
SeasonsApprox. 15 week sessions September-December and January-May
LocationVarious locations throughout the City and County of Peterborough
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 1 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 1 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining provided by VON Canada includes theoretical and practical training.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsWilling to make a commitment to the training and certification process as well as to remaining with the program for a minimum of 2 years (four 15-week sessions)
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameVON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - 1565 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough Square Adult Day Centre
Office Phone705-874-3935 ext 105
Toll Free Phone1-866-654-9638 ext 6423
Fax705-745-3262 * toll free fax: 1-866-784-5468
Address & Map
Peterborough Square
360 George St N, Suite 25
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
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