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Opportunity Title
Adapted Aqua Assistant: Cub Run Mondays
Project Description
Volunteers will get into the pool to assist individuals with disabilities during adapted swimming and water exercise classes. Volunteers provide physical support, personalized instruction and encouragement to adapted aquatics class participants. Volunteers will be under thedirect supervision of a trained class instructor, who will lead the group through learn-to-swim exercises and water safety activities. Training for new volunteers is provided on the third Thursday of each month in the evening (locations vary, details provided upon registration). Volunteers do not have to be expert swimmers, but must be comfortable in the water. Volunteers can anticipate working with children, teens and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to a class session of 6 to 10 weeks. This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! Purpose: To create a comfortable learning environment for students with a physical and/or intellectual disability allowing students a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants. Duties: Work closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Help to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Assist instructor with administrative duties and light lifting. Benefits: Free RECenter facility use: *Park Services and *Resource Management volunteers who maintain an average of four hours of service per week or three weekly classes per class session as an Adapted Aquatics assistant, can use ANY RECenter's general facilities free of charge. Free RECenter classes: *Park Service and *Resource Management volunteers who have served a minimum of 32 hours and maintain an average of eight hours of service per week, or volunteer as an Adapted Aquatics assistant for four weekly classes, per class session are eligible to take one free FCPA Parktakes class per session on a space available basis. Family Discount Pass: All FCPA volunteers are entitled to purchase a 25-visit pass for their family use to any RECenter at a special county employee rate. Ten Percent Merchandise Discount: *Park Service, *Resource Management and *Golf volunteers who serve four or more hours each month are entitled to a 10% merchandise discount, some exclusions apply. Fairfax County Credit Union Membership: Any active FCPA volunteer is entitled to free credit union membership. Hours of Operation: 6:30pm-7:45pm
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Monday - Evening
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Children & Youth
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Additional information
Time of Shift: 6:30pm - 7:45 pm Current class schedules posted on our website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer/adapted-vols.htm