Special Needs Hockey Program Volunteer

(Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program)

Position ID: V-PET0431
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 22 Mar 2024

Opportunity Details: Special Needs Hockey Program Volunteer


Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program provides girls and boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play hockey. 

Contact Josh McIlmoyle, Vice Chair, Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program; Phone: 250-261-1937; Email: kawarthakomets@gmail.com

Mature Adult Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting our Qualified, Certified coaching staff.

More Info Link www.kawarthakomets.com
  • A stipend for expenses such as gas when travelling to out of town games if you do not have a player attending, as well as hotel, gas and food expenses to attend our annual out of town tournament( (if funds are available)
  • Satisfaction in supporting players to learn hockey skills and make friends
  • Gain experience and understanding of developmental disabilities.
  • Provide Player Support Plans filled out by parents/caregivers to help volunteers support the players with useful strategies
Clients Children, youth and adults all genders with developmental challenges. Teamed according to ability.
Ages 18 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Event Coordination & Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Sports & Coaching ;
  • Looking for volunteers who may have some experience working with players with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges.
  • Looking for individuals who have taught skating or hockey skills
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Season by season (seasons run from mid-October to March 31)
Interaction Level One-on-one - some 1 on 1 on Junior (Saturns) team ; Small Group - 12-14 Junior Team (Saturns) team
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Location Peterborough and surrounding five counties
Number of Positions Peterborough 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Prefer that coaches & trainers have their certification but willing to provide financial reimbursement for certification of Coaches and Trainers, Standard First Aid and for Criminal Reference checks with Vulnerable Sector component, provided we are given the receipts and the Certificates of Completion.
Transportation Near public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required - Car required if no public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Willingness to complete two mandatory online courses:
  • Gender Identity Expression and Respect in Sport
  • Gender Identity Expression is free and we reimburse you for taking Respect in Sport which is $33.90 providing we are given the receipt and Certificate of Completion
Start Date On or after 17 Sep 2024

Agency Details: Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program

Office Phone No public telephone number
E-Mail kawarthakomets@gmail.com
Website www.kawarthakomets.com
Address & Map
911 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 5K5
Mailing Address c/o Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program 
PO Box 50032 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 8R1