Volunteer Posting: GF Strong Wheelchair Sports Program Assistant

BC Wheelchair Sports is seeking a dedicated individual to assist with our wheelchair sports program at GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver in a long-term volunteer role.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the BCWSA Program Coordinator & Recreation Therapy staff in the delivery of a weekly introductory wheelchair sports program at the GF Strong Gym Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:15 pm
  • Ensure sports wheelchairs are in good working order prior to use by clients – tire pressure, back rest, foot plate, cushion, straps etc.
    Ensure waivers are signed by all new participants
  • Maintain awareness of sport wheelchairs used by each client 
  • Set-Up and Take-Down of program equipment including nets, balls, cushions, straps and chairs as required
  • Assist clients with independent transfers and chair set-up as needed
  • Participate in wheelchair sports program as required
    Demonstrate proper wheeling technique and skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a good understanding of working with people with disabilities
  • Must be able to work efficiently, independently and be able to multi-task
  • Must be willing to have a criminal record check 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of sports wheelchair is an asset
  • Knowledge of lifts and transfers is an asset 
  • Physical ability to lift and move heavy objects is a requirement
  • Must be available for a minimum period of 1 year. 
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  • The application deadline is September 17th 2018. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to BC Wheelchair Sports Program Coordinator Michelle McDonell by emailing michelle@bcwheelchairsports.com