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About the Position
Position: 2513 - Volunteer Recreational Aide
Organization: Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment
Position Address: 83 Kennedy Road South, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers
Description
CASE's 'Volunteer Recreational Aide' embraces one or more of the following roles:

● Brainstorm, conceptualize, then plan programs (and program activities), based on interests of clientele and resources available (incl. site logistics, volunteer recruitment, and who the participants will be)
● Set up and run the recreational activities (plus, keep recreation facilities clean and in order at all times)
● Promote awareness and attendance, then ensure that there are enough participants for an activity to be able to start
● Ensure procurement of proper supplies and materials for each activity, based upon the program plan for the activity that is in place and anticipated/confirmed attendance
● Provide participants with sufficient, understandable information on rules and procedures for the activities intended, so that they will fully participate in and enjoy the experience
● Evaluate the outcome of each program and its activities, using the organization forms
● Generally, volunteer effectively with staff, co-volunteers, and participants in the program, following the plan and safety requirements while promoting education and fun!

Goal
Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment (CASE) is a not-for-profit organization which builds socially-stable and engaged communities through the recognition of Individual uniqueness and enhancing people's capabilities.

Our programs are geared towards inspiring people's lives, building and empowering individuals regardless of age, race, culture, religion and other social locations.

CASE is a place where exceptional people help individuals achieve better outcomes for their lives. Be an exceptional volunteer with CASE as a 'Recreational Aide' (see 'Position Description', ABOVE).

Benefits
+ Opportunity to enhance your skills/training/experience in seniors' health programs
+ Be part of the team that establishes and improves effective seniors' programming with CASE
+ Continue to develop a career path (add to your resume)
+ Network with like-minded volunteers, CASE staff, seniors in your community, and with our stakeholders
+ Achieve a mutual goal: Enjoy making a difference for local seniors, while having your volunteering experience help YOU
+ Transportation may be covered for volunteers who reside in Peel region

Position Qualifications
● Minimum Age - 21
● Volunteers are requested to commit to at least 4 months engagement, in order that the programs and their activities enjoy productive contiuity
● Friendly, engaging, able to guide and be conversational in a group setting, especially seniors
● Solid oral/written English (a second language is always welcome)
● Post-secondary diploma or degree in 'Recreation & Leisure Studies'; 'Kinesiology'; or a related field, from an accredited educational institution and/or several years of involvement in running recreational programs for seniors
● Able to operate visual media equipment (projectors and related presentation devices)
● Currently certified in 'Standard First Aid' and 'CPR'
● A Peel 'Food Handler' certification is a welcome asset

**** Because the role involves volunteering with seniors, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Report', dated within the past 6 months, is required.
Min Age: 21    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Evening
FLEXIBLE volunteer schedule (involving Mon evening; Tues morning; Wed afternoon; and Thurs evening, at this time, specific hours to be arranged)

Training
Orientation and Training will be provided at CASE's office and onsite.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Food Services, Music/Theatre, Program Coordination, Senior Support
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.casecommunity.org/
: https://www.facebook.com/community.alliance2013/
: http://www.casecommunity.org/#
Other Opportunities at this Organization: http://bit.ly/vmbc_case


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