Steinbach Online Class Support

Organization Details
Organization Name: U-Turn Parkinson's
Address: 525 Beresford Ave.
Winnipeg MB  R3L 1J4
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: 5010
Description of Duties:

At U-Turn Parkinson's, we strive to enrich the lives of people with Parkinson's by providing exercise and wellness-based programs, both in-person and online. In our efforts to be accessible to all different communities, we are excited to launch a unique initiative. Our online classes will be live-streamed to a central location in Steinbach, where participants can engage in interactive learning as part of a group setting.

Role and Responsibilities:

As a Volunteer Online Class Live-Streaming Facilitator, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth delivery of online classes to our participants. Your responsibilities will include:

- Setting up and testing the necessary equipment and technology before each live-streamed class.
- Setting up chairs for participants and taking attendance for participants.
- Monitoring the live-stream during the class to ensure audio and video quality, troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise.
- Collaborating with the instructor to address any technical or logistical challenges that may impact the online class experience.
- Creating a welcoming and supportive environment for participants attending the live-streamed class at the designated location.

Skills Required:


- Familiarity with online communication and live-streaming platforms or a willingness to learn.
- Comfortable troubleshooting minor technical issues (e.g., audio, video, connectivity) or a willingness to learn.
- Excellent communication skills and a friendly, approachable demeanor.
- Ability to work collaboratively with instructors and participants to enhance the online learning experience.
- Reliable and punctual, with a commitment to the schedule of the live-streamed classes.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:


- Opportunity to make a positive impact on the community by facilitating access to Parkinson's-specific exercise.
- Gain valuable experience in technology facilitation and event management.
- Networking opportunities with instructors, participants, and fellow volunteers.
- Recognition and appreciation for your contribution to enhancing the online learning experience in Steinbach.

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

Volunteer shifts will coincide with the schedule of our live-streamed classes. Next shift will be on Friday mornings, 11:00-12:30PM. Each shift will require approximately 1.5 hours, including setup, monitoring, and clean-up.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Eastman
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? 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:
Phone: 204-510-4869
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2024
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