VOLT Hockey Volunteer Assistants

Organization Details
Organization Name: Variety, the Children's Charity
Address: 440a Don Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3L 0S4
Website: http://www.varietymanitoba.com
Organizational Description: Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba steps in where government, healthcare, school divisions, and other funding sources end to provide proven solutions to enrich the lives of children in Manitoba living with special needs and experiencing economic disadvantage
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5241
Description of Duties:

Variety is proud to bring VOLT Hockey to Winnipeg!

Volt Hockey is an adaptive sports program designed to make hockey accessible to individuals with disabilities. Volt is a unique adaptation to the sport of hockey as it allows participants who have more complex needs - particularly those with limited upper mobility, to be able to play the sport that extends beyond other adaptive variations of hockey today. This adaptive sport allows individuals with various mobility challenges to experience the excitement and camaraderie of hockey, fostering inclusivity and providing an avenue for physical activity.

Winnipeg Volt Hockey currently has 5 teams who face-off with each other.

Games take place on:

Sundays at Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (until April 14th)


Wednesdays at Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (for May and June 2024)

Variety is looking for some volunteers who would like to join our management team!

We are looking for volunteer assistants and assistant coaches who can help us at the sessions/practices/games.

Tasks include:

- Setting up rink boards

- Bringing out the Volt chairs to the children to use

- Assist with timekeeping / score keeping duties

- Assist with referee duties

- Assist with running VOLT Hockey games for kids living with disabilities

Learn more about VOLT on our website: https://varietymanitoba.com/programs_apply-for-support/volt

Skills Required:

Skills required:

- Good Time Management Skills

- Ability to assist with children who are living with a disability

- Strong interest in participating on a team and supporting a sports league

- Experience coaching or being part of a team is an asset but not required.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

- Learn a new sport - VOLT Hockey

- Learn the inner workings of running a sports club

- Learn how to coach a team or enhance your coaching skills

Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

Sundays at Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (until April 14th)

and / or

Wednesdays at Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (for May and June 2024)

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: Group - small, family and friends
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: atavares@varietymanitoba.com
Closing Date: Jun 26, 2024
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