iCan Shine Bike Camp Volunteers

Organization Details
Organization Name: St.Amant
Address: 440 River Road
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3Z9
Website: http://www.stamant.ca
Organizational Description: St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St.Amant School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.

We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year. We are also a member of the Catholic Health Network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The expression, "just like riding a bike," is often used to describe something that's second nature and easy to do. But if you have a disability, riding a bike may not come naturally at all. We're excited that you're thinking about volunteering at the iCan Shine Bike Camp Winnipeg! Volunteers are the heart of our program, making many, many dreams come true.
Skills Required: 8 riders per session, 5 sessions of 75 minutes each per day for a total of 40 riders per day
2 volunteers are required per rider

Individualized instruction on specially-adapted bikes teach riders balance and coordination. Volunteers are requested to attend a 45- minute orientation on July 21st at 4 pm at East End Arena to get the training information required to successfully support a rider.

Monday and Tuesday, all riders and volunteers are inside the arena on adapted bikes.

Wednesday, some riders are ready to graduate to two wheels and with their volunteers, move to the outdoor riding area. Transitions to the 2-wheel bike and the outdoor area continue throughout the week.

It is important to note that volunteer spotters will walk/jog approximately 3 miles during each 75-minute session so please keep this in mind if considering volunteering for multiple sessions.

We ask volunteers to commit to attending all five days of the camp. Volunteers are assigned to the same riders throughout the week, forging trusting relationships as they progress.

***NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IS NECESSARY***

AGE REQUIREMENT: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old
Skills Gained/Related Careers: It's a blast and so rewarding. In 5 days, you can make a dream come true!
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Will need to attend a 45 minute orientation on Sunday, July 21st at 4pm July 22nd - July 26 inclusively 8:30 - 1120am 11:40 - 4:50pm and/or Both shifts For more information http://youtu.be/tB-nPTveC1A
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: brebrown@stamant.ca
Phone: 204-256-4301 ext. 3474
Closing Date: Jul 19, 2019
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