U-TurnPD Program Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: U-Turn Parkinson's
Address: 525 Beresford Ave.
Winnipeg MB  R3L 1J4
Website: https://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 various classes that include boxing, yoga, aerobics, singing, support groups, educational sessions and special events. We are always looking for new ways to continually 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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 2962
Description of Duties:

Program volunteers (U-Crew) are integral to our Parkinson's-specific classes running smoothly! Volunteers bring an encouraging and positive atmoshphere to class, helping participants live their best with the disease.

U-Crew help class instructors as needed and have the opportunity to provide one-on-one support to various participants. Support participants with balance in Tai Chi, get moving with boxing hand pads and circuit training in Empower-U and Golden Gloves, dance with us in Dancing With Parkinson's and more! Volunteering with U-Turn Parkinson's offers many ways to be active while making a difference.

The role of volunteer will also include setting up chairs and circuits, wiping down and putting away equipment and connecting with participants. Volunteers will also be given opportunities to participate in any special events that are organized throughout the year.

Skills Required:


Warm and friendly
Physically able to participate in class
Able to follow directions and receive corrections
Ability to laugh and have fun

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Training/orientation on Parkinson's Disease and exercise
Experience working with an older population
Experience working with people with a physical disability
Experience with a non-profit organization
Experience in a gym facility
Job experience

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

We run a variety of weekly classes in community centres, gyms and church community spaces within the City of Winnipeg. We will give preference to those who can commit to at least 2 classes per month or more.

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: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Special recognition events
How to Apply: Email: info@uturnpd.org
Phone: 204-510-4869
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024
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