Volunteering New Plymouth runs a number of events and workshops to support the not for profit sector.
These include Volunteer Awareness Week activities, our annual Volunteer Awards, volunteer managers' recognition events, volunteer 'speed dating' and the volunteers barbeque traditionally held in December.
Peer Leader for Older Persons Exercise group
DescriptionWe are looking for a fit, enthusiastic person who is able to run a weekly, evidence-based ‘Steady As You Go’ exercise class, supporting and encouraging older people to keep active. The exercises are focused on enhancing strength and balance and are led with the guidance of a CD. The group we currently require a leader for has been established for a long time and the regular class attendees are familiar with the exercise programme. We would prefer a peer leader who can run these weekly exercise classes long-term.
Hours10:15-11:45 (Class runs for 1 hour, but allow >15 minutes set-up/pack down)
Skill requirementsFit, engaging and able to interact with older people. A willingness to learn about the needs of older people and age-related conditions. Older people who meet these requirements are welcome to apply to be a peer leader too, of course!
Personality requirementsEnjoy exercise & engaging with older people. Be patient, kind and enthusiastic.