SMART Program Volunteer - In-Home Program

(VON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - George St N, SMART Program)

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Position ID: V-PET0190 Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 Last Full Update: 08 May 2014
Opportunity Details
ContactGeorge Dimacakos, Coordinator, Volunteer Development - SMART In Home Program, VON Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton Branch; Phone: 705-745-9155 ext 6451; Fax: 705-745-3262; Email:
Duties* After successfully completing VON Canada's In-Home Exercise Training Program, volunteers are matched with clients and then visit the client's home on a weekly basis to help them complete the series of 13 exercises. Volunteers may also lead small exercise groups.
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ClientsSeniors 55+ who need assistance to maintain or improve their functional fitness and who are unable to attend other exercise programs. May include frail elderly and disabled adults.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Training Programs) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceBackground in physical fitness, physiotherapy an asset. Good communication skills, empathy, and a positive attitude toward aging.
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible. Weekly visit time is mutually agreed upon between the client and volunteer with the assistance of the program coordinator.
LocationClient home - throughout Peterborough County
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 4 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 4 individual(s) 
8 individual(s) needed in total. 
As much as possible, volunteers are matched with clients who live in the same general area.
TrainingVON Canada's In-Home Exercise Program training is provided by the VON Program Coordinator. Ongoing training and development provided. CPR and First Aid training provided.
TransportationVolunteer to make own transportation arrangements.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameVON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - George St N, SMART Program
Office PhoneDaytime: 705-745-9155 ext 6408  
After hours: 705-745-0188
Toll Free Phone1-800-743-6255
Address & Map
Peterborough Square
360 George St N, Suite 25
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7