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Position: 2523 - Weekly Bowling Volunteer
Organization: Peel Association for Handicapped Adults
Position Address: Brunswick Zone Bramalea Lanes, Bramtree Court, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Newcomers
The 'role' includes:
- assisting participants in bowling 10-pin (eg. placing balls on ramps)
- social interaction
- helping keep score
- helping with access to beverages/snacks

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity by 'clicking' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', which will afford immediate access to the PAHA online volunteer APPLICATION FORM.

Peel Association for Handicapped Adults (PAHA) was founded in 1973, and it has charitable status. Our mission is to provide, facilitate, and coordinate recreational, social and cultural activities for individuals, within the Region of Peel, who have a disability as a result of physical, mental or sensory impairment. These activities are designed to support, challenge, and enhance the social, emotional, and physical well being of our members.

One of our ongoing programs that is a regular recreational benefit for our members is weekly 'Bowling League', on FRIDAY, from approximately 12:45PM to 3:15PM, at Brunswick Zone (Bramalea Lanes), Brampton (see Map, below). Volunteers assist PAHA members to participate in and enjoy these outings from both a physical and social perspective. Everyone has FUN!

+ Learn/enhance your skills/experience as you volunteer to assist persons with disabilities
+ Help participants to maintain a social and recreational lifestyle, while learning how PAHA members help themselves
+ Have FUN!
+ For a person considering a career working with persons with disabilities, the role provides an excellent introduction
+ 'Network' with volunteers and PAHA members in your local community
+ Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement
+ Enjoy the experience and satisfaction of facilitating the quality of living of a person with a disability

Position Qualifications
● No experience necessary
● Minimum Age - 16
● We request a 4-6 month engagement by our volunteers
● Friendly, engaging, committed to help participants enjoy the game
● Appreciation for 'diversity and inclusiveness' in your community
● Ability to handle (lift and carry) a 10-pin bowling ball
● Committed to play safe, observing safety at all times

*** A satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is required, as volunteers will be involved with a 'vulnerable' segment of the community
Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-06-07
Friday Afternoon
WEEKLY - Friday, from 12:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Volunteers are requested to be on time.

Orientation will be provided about the venue and its facilities, and PAHA's approach to 10-pin bowling. Training essentially is as-you-go.

Area(s) of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Life Skills & Accessibility
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