Exercise Volunteer - Dance/Yoga

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE3202 Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementEncouraging physical activity to stay healthy
ContactSemhar Fsehatsion Kunau, Employment and Volunteer Coordinator, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: 519-836-2222 ext 257; Email: sfsehatsion@is-gw.ca
Duties• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Select the music and dance routine in advance 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple steps that can be easily followed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Gender Equality ; Reduced Inequality ; Life on Land ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Benefits• Use your skills and experience to help those who are new to Canada 
• Share your skills with a group of enthusiastic immigrants 
• Gain experience in immigrant settlement services 
• Volunteer at a lively organization committed to diversity 
• Meet people from all over the world  
• Get your exercise done for the day!
ClientsNew Canadians
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Music & Performing Arts ; Newcomer Assistance ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; • Access to a laptop or device with video option to access online tools like Zoom 
• Experience working with adults in a learning environment  
• Experience in dance or other exercise disciplines 
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of the immigrant experience and challenges facing newcomers 
• Commitment to equity and anti-oppressive practices  
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds  
• Warm and friendly demeanor and positive attitude 
• Patient and punctual 
• Self-initiative and enthusiasm  
• Commitment  
• Application form, interview and 2 references required
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesThursday: Morning (11:00 - 12 noon) 
Flexible times available based on Volunteer availability.
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityNot Applicable ; The sessions will be conducted via Zoom. The volunteer will need access to a laptop or device and a good sound system for music, if needed.
LocationVirtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
Number of PositionsGuelph 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TransportationNot Applicable
Police CheckNot Required
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImmigrantServices
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ISGWnews
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ImmigrantServicesGW
Start DateOn or after 19 Apr 2022
End Date16 Dec 2022
Display Until16 Dec 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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