Fracture Prevention Volunteers

Fracture Prevention Volunteers
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Osteoporosis Canada
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Coordination
  • Public Speaking
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Alberta - Southern Alberta - Calgary, Lethbridge
  • Alberta - Northern Alberta - Edmonton and area
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
  • British Columbia - Victoria & Island - Victoria
  • British Columbia - Okanagan - Kelowna
  • Alberta - Central Alberta - Red Deer
2019-11-262020-02-24

Title: Fracture Prevention Volunteer

Reports to:  Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) - Region 1 or Local Volunteer Team Lead

As a Fracture Prevention Volunteer, you will educate and empower Canadians on how to maintain their bone health and support those diagnosed with osteoporosis in the prevention of secondary fractures while improving their quality of life.  In your local community, you can work individually, with another person or in a small group of volunteers.  You will become certified in Level 1 of the Volunteer Education Training (VET) Program and are encouraged to complete Level 2, 3 and 4.

Based on your level of training and interests, your activities may include:

  • Conducting education sessions on secondary fracture prevention
  • Hosting information tables at health fairs, community festivals and similar events
  • Participating in local roll-outs of national programs and awareness initiatives
  • Organizing or assisting with local education events, such as a Public Forum or Fundraising Event
  • Reporting on your community activities by filling out a short event survey and checking in with CEC or local Team Lead
  • Maintain the standards of comportment as outlined in the Volunteer Education Training (VET) Program (Level 1) in all interactions

Skills and Experience

  • An interest in health promotion
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
  • An empathy with a wide range of people and an understanding of their needs
  • A flexible and non-judgmental approach to people and work
  • Basic knowledge of computers

Volunteer Conditions

  • Flexible scheduling as per event or activity, average 2-4 hours a month
  • Evening and weekends may be involved
  • Vehicle required

Benefits 

  • Have the opportunity to attend annual regional meetings and leadership training
  • Receive certificate of completion for the Volunteer Education Training (VET) Level courses
  • Become part of a national network of fracture prevention volunteers making a real difference in people’s lives.

Contact: 

Liz Kehler, Community Engagement Coordinator - Region 1 (BC and Alberta)

lkehler@osteoporosis.ca

https://osteoporosis.ca/

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