Friday, April 15, 2011

Your Way To Wellness

Volunteer Leaders Wanted!

Do you have a chronic condition or care for someone who does? Interested in volunteering in your community? Learn how to manage your chronic condition & empower others to do the same. Volunteer with Your Way to Wellness!

This free program helps people with chronic conditions and their caregivers to overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life! Groups meet weekly (2 ½ hours) for 6 weeks and are led by 2-3 trained volunteers

Participants learn how to:
•Set goals & problem solve
•Improve communication with health care providers, family & friends
•Eat healthier & become more active
•Manage symptoms & make daily tasks easier
•Improve self-confidence & manage difficult emotions

Your Way to Wellness volunteers should…
•Be comfortable speaking in front of groups
•Have good literacy skills and be able to follow a scripted format
•Be able to commit to a 4 day training session (at no cost to you)
•Co-lead at least two 6-week programs within the first 18 months after training
•Have a willingness to learn. You do not need a clinical/medical background to be a Your Way to Wellness volunteer (training will be provided)

As a Your Way to Wellness volunteer you will…
•Gain valuable skills in learning and teaching, group facilitation & public speaking
•Become a certified Your Way to Wellness Volunteer Leader
•Help empower people in your community to improve or maintain their health
•Receive a small honorarium for facilitating group sessions
•Gain experience to build your resume and possibly lead to other career opportunities
Next training session: June 2-5, 2011, Halifax

Contact Stephanie at 473-7709 or

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