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Kingston Gets Active Ambassador, Volunteer Position

Kingston, Ontario
No deadline noted

Position Title: KGA Ambassador
Accountable to: ACTIVE2010 Kingston Gets Active
Supported by: Kingston Gets Active Steering Committee and the KGA AMBASSADOR Learning Facilitator
Service Term: 1 year

Position Overview: The KGA Ambassador is responsible for encouraging Kingstonians to make healthier lifestyle choices by providing accurate information about physical activity and its benefits. The KGA Ambassador will disseminate information contained in Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living, and other credible resources, through presentations, energizers, and by attending displays/exhibits at various community health events/fairs.

Commitment (Minimum)

  • Participate in an initial 14-hour training program, and successfully complete both written (take-home) and practical components
  • Attend KGA Ambassador group meetings
  • Complete periodic refresher training
  • Facilitate/attend 4 activities/workshops/community events per year

The KGA Ambassador aims to:

  • Increase awareness of physical activity and its benefits
  • Increase awareness of physical activity resources
  • Increase awareness of Kingston Gets Active and its activities/events
  • Design informative and enjoyable presentations, displays and events
  • Help increase the physical activity levels of Kingstonians of all ages and abilities

Position Activities:

1. Deliver Presentations (example:  Brown Bag Lunch – 20 minute presentation)

Involves:

  • discussing presentation objectives & format with consumer
  • helping to develop presentation materials and resources when necessary
  • facilitating presentation discussion

2.   Deliver Energizers (example: Fit Breaks of Active Stories)

Involves:

  • leading groups through a series of energizing movements

3. Attend Displays at various Health Events/Fairs/Showcases

Involves:

  • fielding questions from attendees
  • presenting information
  • providing handouts

Qualifications:

  • Interest and ability to learn and share information about physical activity and its benefits
  • Good role model - physically active on a regular basis
  • Basic knowledge about maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Ability to help facilitate individual and group learning environments
  • Time to participate in the program
  • Good communication skills; speaking a second language is an asset
  • Experience in community work, leadership, or as a volunteer is an asset
  • CPR/First Aid training is an asset

For more information: contact Kristin Cote, Program Coordinator of Kingston Gets Active, [email protected], (613) 546-2647 ext. 226, or visit http://www.KingstonGetsActive.ca.