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About the Position
Position #: 18516
Position: Adaptive Skating Coaches - SkateABLE
Location: 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Canada’s only high-quality adaptive ice skating program for children with physical and developmental disabilities. By volunteering, you can make a difference in a child's life.
Description: Teach children with physical disabilities, ages 2-12, basic ice skating skills using the five HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development and SkateABLE™’s standards for program delivery. Leaders will understand that their skill in making children feel good about themselves is as important as their ability to teach children how to skate. Lesson plans must be welcoming of diversity, ensure physical and emotional safety, and be developmentally appropriate for the proper age or stage level.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training
Training Details: All Volunteers are required to attend the volunteer orientation program. This session will include training on disability awareness and behavior management, skater assessment and goal setting, lesson planning, teaching modified skating skills, evaluation of skaters, and proper use of adaptive equipment.
Working Conditions: Standing, bending, lifting, cold environment.
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: Now to December - one hour per week.
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Designated accessible parking space
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s): Coaching, Motivate Others, Adaptability, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application File:
Website: http://www.skateable.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Lisa Himmelman
Phone: 519-603-1989
Address: 50 Ottawa Street South Kitchener, N2G 3S7


Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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