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Paralympic Sports Association - Volunteers needed

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Location: Varies, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date: Sep 10, 2018 To May 04, 2019
Time: Flexible
People Required: 15
Estimated Time Required: Ongoing

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Age: 18 To 99
Gender: Any
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The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) is a non-profit organization that offers recreation and sporting opportunities for individuals with physical and/or developmental impairments. We are a volunteer driven organization, meaning that all of our programs are run by a group of dedicated volunteers. That being said, the success of the programs is dependent on having an appropriate amount of volunteers to assist PSA with the implementation of the programs. PSA is now recruiting volunteers for our Fall and Winter 2018/2019 programs! Available program details and descriptions are listed below:

Wheelchair Floor Hockey
Dates: September 10 - December 17 (Excluding October 8 & November 12) & January 14 - May 13 (Excluding February 18 & April 22)
When: Mondays @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Rundle ACT Centre (2903 113 Avenue)
This is an instructional floor hockey program that enables participants to build skills in puck handling, passing and shooting as well as game skills and strategies. Athletes who use an electric or manual wheelchair are welcome to participate. As a volunteer, your job will be to drop the ball when a team scores, referee and keep the ball in play. You do not need experience working with people with disabilities or even be good at hockey but as long as you have a positive attitude you will feel the satisfaction of impacting another person’s life through your time and energy.

Adapted Swimming
Dates: September 22- December 15, 2018 (Excluding October 6 & November 10) & January 19- April 27, 2019 (Excluding February 16 & April 20)
When: Saturdays @ 2pm – 4pm
Where: Don Wheaton YMCA
There will be a certified YMCA instructor that will pair each volunteer to a participant to work one-on-one with him/her. The junior program takes place in the shallow end and the intermediate program takes place in the deep end. This program does not require that you have swimming certifications, though you are required to take a quick and free online YMCA child protection training. In exchange for your valuable help, each volunteer will receive a 36 punch pass to any YMCA in Northern Alberta for free! You do not need experience working with people with disabilities to qualify, as long as you have a positive attitude.

Adapted Taekwondo
Dates: September 15 - December 1, 2018 (excluding October 6 and November 10) & January 12 - May 4, 2019 (excluding February 16 and April 20)
When: Saturdays @ 10am – 11am
Where: Tiger Taekwondo
There are 1 or 2 Taekwondo instructors that organize and prepare lesson plans for each class. As a volunteer, you will help with anything that the instructors ask you to do. You may be paired up with a participant to work one-on-one with him/her or asked to hold a blocker while participants learn striking techniques. This program does not require that you have Taekwondo experience or experience working with people with disabilities to qualify

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