Recreation Program Assistant

Organization Details
Organization Name: YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg
Address: 3550 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3K 0Z8
Website: http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/
Organizational Description: For 140 years the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has been at the heart of communities in Winnipeg - helping people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities live engaging, more rewarding lives.

We're an inclusive, charitable organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Volunteering at the Y is a great way to show that you care about your community - your voluntarism makes a positive impact in the lives of children, youth and families in your area.

Volunteers work alongside staff members - leading fitness classes, teaching children, encouraging youth leaders, providing guidance through YMCA boards/committees and more.

For more information on volunteer opportunities go to the website at http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Mental Health Program - Recreation Program Assistant
LL 103-290 Vaughan Street

At the Y, we are committed to fostering the growth and development of people not just in body - but in mind and spirit as well. Our Mental Health Learning and Leisure program is designed to provide adults who have experienced mental illness a natural social setting for recreation.

We are looking for experienced volunteers who want to give back to the community by helping our participants grow in a supportive environment.

How you will help!
Build strong relationships with participants
Actively engage participants in conversation and activities
Facilitate positive group interaction
Prepare program space
Skills Required: Are you the right fit?
Caring, compassionate, patient and understanding
Knowledge/experience with mental health recovery
Able to support individuals from diverse backgrounds

Ready to make a difference? Submit your cover letter and resume by October 25, 2019 to: Alexandra Yugbovwre, Director Mental Health Services alexandra.yugbovwre@ymanitoba.ca

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is committed to providing a safe environment for children and vulnerable individuals. All applicants will be thoroughly screened through a review process including Police Record Checks with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry Checks.

We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Up to 6 months and ongoing Flexible hours - Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: alexandra.yugbovwre@ymanitoba.ca
Closing Date: Oct 25, 2019
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