Empower-U/Exercise program volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: U-Turn Parkinson's
Address: #1-55 Henlow Bay
Winnipeg MB  R3Y 1M5
Website: https://www.uturnparkinsons.org/
Organizational Description: U-Turn Parkinson's seeks to empower those living with Parkinson's in their pursuit of wellness. We are committed to supporting them through a holistic approach, and see wellness as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward a more successful existence.

We aim to inspire, inform and provide the tools needed to improve one's quality of life. We do this by offering our Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg, Yoga Parkinson's & U-Tunes programs, and by continually finding new ways to fight back against this disease.

We see wellness having 6 focuses: intellectual, occupational, spiritual, physical, social and emotional. At U-Turn Parkinson's we aim to provide the tools for the person living with parkinson's to pursue wellness in each of these categories.

U-Turn Parkinson's is a Canadian charity (Registration #775822927) committed to helping individuals live their best in spite of Parkinson's. We rely solely on the donations from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund our mission.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: U-Turn Parkinson's offers the Empower-U program which empowers people living with Parkinson's to fight back against the disease by providing a non-contact HIIT and boxing style exercise program. We also offer various therapeutic exercise classes which require similar support. Program volunteers will assist the class instructor as needed and interact/support participants through their class. Volunteers will also be responsible where necessary for setting up circuits, wiping down and putting away equipment.
Skills Required: Warm and friendly
Physically able to participate in class
Able to take and follow directions
Ability to laugh and have fun
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Training/orientation on Parkinson's Disease and exercise
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
We run a variety of weekly classes on both the North and South sides of the city. We need people who can commit to at least 2 classes per month, or ideally on-going weekly commitment.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: info@uturnpd.org
Phone: 204-510-4869
Closing Date: Dec 19, 2022
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