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Exercise Support Volunteer (NI Chest Heart and Stroke)
Location Coleraine
Description The Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) is a 6 week community based post statutory rehabilitation patient education and physical activity support service for people who have had a stroke. The emphasis is supporting people, through exercise and education, to ensure they are ready to begin to take control of and self manage their own condition. WHERE/WHEN - Coleraine Tuesdays from 10am 12noon at Sandel Centre, Knocklyn Road, Coleraine, BT52 1WW. MAIN PURPOSE - To assist the co-ordinator with the Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme. TASKS - Setting up of equipment, Assist clients with light exercise, in a motivational role Help with moving around the room, Assist with activities, Prepare and serve refreshments. WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES ARE NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE ROLE? Volunteers must have a reasonable level of fitness and mobility to assist the clients with the exercises Must have the ability to take direction and carry out instructions Good communication and people skills Be willing to work as part of a team but also have the ability to work on own initiative Flexibility and access to transport. SUPPORT: - A briefing, support & induction programme will be provided and any identified training in relation to the role facilitated when possible. EXPENSES - Any agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed on completion of NICHS volunteer expenses forms. WHAT DOES THE ROLE OFFER VOLUNTEERS? A challenge in helping make a difference to the lives of those affected by Chest, Heart & Stroke related illnesses Personal reward and recognition Experience of developing or learning new skills in the voluntary and community sector Experience to add to your C.V.
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