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Position: 2352 - Volunteer - Swimming Program Assistant
Organization: Caledon Special Olympics
Position Address: Mayfield Recreation Complex, 12087 Bramalea Road, Caledon East, Ontario
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Newcomers
● Volunteers will 'coach' one-on-one or in small groups
● Basic swimming skills will be taught, with advanced techniques as needed depending upon ability and desire to learn
● Teaching and observance of safety in the water
● Ongoing supervision of pool activities

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Our program is set to begin. Thank you!

The Special Olympics would not exist, and could not have been created, without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of people just like you, individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place as a SUPPORTIVE VOLUNTEER. More than 400 Special Olympic coaches and other volunteers in support across the province make our programs possible and make a huge difference in the lives of our athletes.

As a 'Volunteer - Swimming Program Assistant', you will enjoy the personal challenge and the satisfaction of enriching our athletes' lives through teaching swimming and safety in the water (by 'in the pool' instruction/assistance) from basic to more advanced techniques, etc.

> Excellent opportunity to help with an important recreational/athletic program
> Enhance your teaching (one-on-one/group) skills/experience in a basic area of recreation
> Further your learning and involvement with individuals with special needs
> Join in with like-minded, caring volunteers and staff
> By your example, promote diversity and inclusiveness in your community
> Personal satisfaction that you made a difference in your community

Position Qualifications
● You are a competent, confident swimmer, comfortable 'in the water'
● Solid oral communication skills
● Friendly, thoughtful, patient with individuals with special needs
● Comfortable teaching people swimming through involvement in the water by means of demonstrations and physical assistance, when required
● Experience in teaching swimming is a definite asset, but NOT REQUIRED.
● Lifeguard and/or Red Cross training/certification is welcome (but not required)
● Appropriate swimming attire
● Ability to travel to/from the 'Mayfield Recreation Complex' (see 'Map', below)
● 'Vulnerable sector' Police Check required (a report within 12 months prior to date of application will be considered)
Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-10-01
Sunday Afternoon
Weekly: SUNDAY AFTERNOON - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We request an overall volunteering commitment into at least early 2020.

Orientation about Caledon Special Olympics and this program will be provided.

Specific training to benefit participants and any particular needs.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Life Skills & Accessibility
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