Be a Yoga Instructor to Disabled Seniors!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4520 Military RoadNiagara Falls, NY 14305

About

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a longstanding heritage of serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. We help people of all ages who are at risk for, or are experiencing, vision loss. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.

The Adult Day Health Care Program (GuildCare) provides healthcare and recreation for multicultural seniors with vision loss, multiple developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. The yoga Instructor will lead seniors in a group environment through prearranged exercises designed to enhance overall fitness, strength and endurance while ensuring that the safety of the clients is not compromised.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the program director or designee the Yoga Instructor will:

  1. Create a mind and body union through exercise that helps to improve flexibility, strength and balance.

  2. Instruct exercise techniques for senior with vision loss and chronic conditions that can be done in a seated position using the upper and lower body.

  3. Help guide senior clients through a variety of postures and breathing exercises with hands-on direction to make sure senior clients are performing movements properly and applying correct breathing techniques.

  4. Issue clear verbal instructions, and ensure that the volume, tempo of music and overall atmosphere is conducive to hearing, teaching, learning and having fun.

  5. Continually monitor participants to ensure all participants are using correct form. Offer variations of routines to accommodate different fitness levels.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be dependable and consistent with the schedule.

  2. Must be able to maintain a positive and professional attitude toward responsibilities, clients, fellow volunteers and employees.

  3. Yoga Instructor certification required. Personal training or group fitness certification preferred.

  4. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required.

DETAILS OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: This is an ongoing opportunity that begins upon approval by staff members. Candidates must be available Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm, at least but not limited to one hour per week, plus any time required for planning and preparation. A health form and proof of immunizations must be completed by physician. All candidates must be tested for TB prior to volunteering. The attire during this position is casual.

To express your interest in this opportunity, submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org. Please include the days and hours you are available to serve. Direct all questions to The Volunteer Resources Department at (646) 874-8688.

Skills

  • People Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon-Sat; 8-3, 1+ hr/wk
  • Proof of immunizations and health forms must be signed by Dr, TB testing required

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