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Position:
3119 - Yoga/Wellness Program Volunteers > APPLY for an early August START!
Organization:
Position Address:
Successful applicants will be advised.
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

My Women Support is a not-for-profit community service organization with a mission to empower women to achieve a life of independence and purpose by utilizing their full potential. Our aim is to support and enhance women's individual strengths and capacities, and in doing so overcome their weaknesses towards becoming healthier, happier, and more successful. Since 2005, My Women Support has earned numerous awards and recognition within our local communities, but our biggest award, in fact reward, is the positive feedback that we receive from our clients, as we change their lives for the better, producing better outcomes.

For more information about My Women Support, access the 'links' in Social Media, below.

As part of our intention to build a greater personal resilience for youth within our local communities, My Women Support seeks Yoga/Wellness Program Volunteers, who will both facilitate and benefit from delivery of Yoga for Better Living. Unique to My Women Support, this program will see volunteers in a dual 'role', that of in-person support, plus active participation to derive the benefits of Yoga. See DESCRIPTION, below.


Description

In keeping with our vision and mission, My Women Support is about to start a new 'in-person' program that we hope will become a key feature of our Community Development Initiative. See TIME COMMITMENT, below.

The intention is to provide a 'health & wellness' setting for young women to explore their personal physical and mental health, in collaboration with their peers. The benefits of Yoga to adults of all ages are well known, and we need volunteers to help young women (14 to 35 years old) explore and be helped by our initiative. This initiative is a process of mutual and self discovery. No experience with Yoga is necessary (see QUALIFICATIONS, below).

WE INVITE YOU TO APPLY WITHOUT DELAY, no later than August 10, 2022. If you have a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, click on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact info to My Women Support. For other ways to 'connect', see How to Contact, below. After applying, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the program organizers. Thank you!


Benefits

Excellent opportunity to experience Yoga as a health benefit (free lesson) + Gain volunteer experience in 'in-person' program support + Be part of a mutual exploration of a fresh 'health & wellness' program, with a chance to research effectiveness and impact of this Community Development Initiative + Support a community service organization that empowers women in your community + Enjoy the 'networking' with staff, volunteers, participants (and expand your personal capacity / add to your resume) + Secondary school students can add to their hours of 'community service' required for graduation


Qualifications

  • You identify as a member of the female gender and you're at least 14 years old, and not older than 35
  • You also identify with My Women Support's vision and mission
  • Supportive of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • No prior experience with Yoga or in leading a recreational program is required
  • Able and committed to engagement as an active volunteer for up to 3 MONTHS (see TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • You're physically active, and capable of physically participating in the Yoga that is planned
  • Ready to collaborate with staff, program leaders in support and research/evaluation of the program

Min Age: 14   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment starting 2022-08-11 AND ending 2022-09-22
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon

WEEKLY, every Thursday: 1 hour sessions, specific time to be determined. 'In-person' volunteering commitment for up to 3 MONTHS


Training

My Women Support will provide initial ORIENTATION, and we will support you throughout the program.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Counselling & Mental Health, Healthcare, Research/Evaluation, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair Accessible Parking
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers
Apply before: 2022-08-10



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.mywomensupport.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/55868013821
https://twitter.com/MyWomenSupport
https://www.linkedin.com/company/mywomensupport/?viewAsMember=true
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