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Wellness Volunteer

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Help reduce pain, stress and anxiety for people with life-limiting illnesses, dementia or caregivers experiencing high stress.

You’ll improve their quality of life and well-being through the use of complementary therapies, such as:

  • Therapeutic Touch™
  • Reiki
  • Hand and Arm Massage
  • Playing instruments or singing

If you are trained in any of the above, and have an hour or two to spare each week, then we’d love to have you on our volunteer team.

Occasionally, we do hold training sessions for Therapeutic Touch™ and Hand and Arm Massage.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Practitioner of Therapeutic Touch™, Reiki or massage is an asset
  • Musical skills or enjoyment of music
  • Excellent active listener
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Successful completion of orientation

 

Commitment

Training

Reiki Demonstration Session
Friday, September 20, 2019 from 1:00pm-2:00pm
A great way to learn more about Reiki before applying for the training session!
Contact Ana Nunes-Freitas for details at 905-827-8800 x2417.

Level 1 Reiki Training for Volunteers
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $50 (50% reimbursed after one year of active volunteering with our Wellness Support program)
Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.

 

Ongoing

1 hour per week

 

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Two references

 

Client Story

“I felt so mellow and calm.  I didn’t want to open my eyes or lift my arms. I wanted to sit and just be.”
– Client Marilyn Greenham (with volunteer June Leach)

Woman sitting in a chair experiences Therapeutic Touch with a volunteer.

Marilyn experiences the benefits of Therapeutic Touch with volunteer, June.

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