Organizational Description:

 

Since 1986, Pulford Community Living Services, a not-for-profit charitable organization has been committed to supporting adults with developmental disabilities towards creating a more inclusive Manitoba. Today, we support and advocate for over 150 people to live a full life as well as contribute to their communities. And with your help, together we can build a more equal and inclusive world.

 

The community-based Pulford Day Service, in cooperation with Glenwood Community Centre, provides a place where community members and individuals with developmental disabilities can come together and share common activities. The program promotes inclusion through positive community contributions and relationship development. In an accessible environment, the Pulford Day Service considers people’s unique skills and abilities, promotes community cooperation, and helps individuals improve their own talents. Skill development activities are in the areas of communication, self-care, socialization, relationship-building, healthy living, self-advocacy and community involvement.

 

A Recreation Worker is responsible for designing and leading leisure and recreational activities to the people supported by the organization. They lead activities such as sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, games, dramatics, social recreation, and hobbies. It is imperative that the Recreation Worker take into account the needs and interests of each person.      

 

Description of Duties:

 

Duties include:

    • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, and hobbies
    • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging their participation
    • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to people in recreational activities, and demonstrate the use of materials and equipment
    • Meet and collaborate with agency personnel and community organizations to plan balanced recreational programs for the people supported

 

Qualifications:

  • Requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to teach activities that people enjoy in their leisure hour
  • Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude

 

Age:

  • 18+

 

Time Commitment:

  • Daytime – shifts are typically three hours long; however, we are flexible with schedules to fit volunteer needs. Shifts are available in the morning and afternoons, Monday to Friday.

 

Location of Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Winnipeg, MB