Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation

Services provided : The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Wellness Program assists in bridging the health care gap between hospital rehabilitations and available community resources. Our team has specialized training to work with individuals with chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke or those with low mobility. Programs run year round, Monday and Friday from 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30, and Wednesday from 1:15-2:15, excluding holidays.
 
Tasks: Volunteers are needed to assist wellness members in the completion of our NeuroFit and FitforFunction programs. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with a clinical population after receiving proper training.
 
The NeuroFit Circuit and Fitness for Function and P.A.C.E programs were developed to meet the need in the community for those with specific challenges related to an acute neurological event (stroke, spinal cord injury), a degenerative neurological condition (Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis) or those with impaired physical mobility. P.A.C.E (Parkinson's Assisted Cycling Exercise) individuals need a welcoming and safe place that will encourage them in their journey to become more physically active in order to help manage their conditions.
 
Tasks: Click here for a description of duties and required qualifications
Contact: Volunteer recruitment will occur twice per year - in January for positions starting in May, and in May for positions starting in September. During each recruitment cycle, information will be posted here with instructions on how to apply. Please note that applications will not be accepted outside of these recruitment times.
 

Health and Performance Centre

Services provided: Diagnosic, rehabilitation, and health promotion services
Contact: The application period for F'15/W'16 is now closed. Recruitment for F'16/W'17 volunteers will occur in April 2016.
Number of hours required: Positions are a minimumof 3-5 hours per week
Tasks: Volunteers will be involved in clinical and research experiences, and special events
 
Contact: Elizabeth Bell at elizabeth@kidstherapynetwork.ca
Number of hours required: Volunteers are required on an 'as-needed' basis. Please contact for available opportunities.
 
Click here for information about available volunteer opportunities with St. Joseph's Health Centre.
 

Community Living Cambridge - Sensory Regulation Program

The Sensory Regulation (SR) Program works with adults with Developmental Disabilities in conjunction with an occupational therapist and a specialist on SR. We are looking for Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, and Psychology students willing to learn about our Brain Congruency Program and help us run it. We offer training and hands-on practice. We have been working and achieving amazing progress applying this technique with people within the Austism Spectrum, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and diverse behavioral challenges due to Dual Diagnosis.
 
Contact: Lourdes Toro, Director of Development and ResidentialServices with Community Living Cambridge - ltoro@uoguelph.ca, 519-623-7490 ext. 2240
Number of hours required: minimum of 4 hours a week
Tasks: Provide support and direction to individuals and their direct support staff while using the program in consultation with our SR consultant; to ensure safe practices.
 
Services provided: Chiropractic medicine, independent medical evaluations, physical therapy / rehabilitation, custom orthotic therapy, registered massage therapy, kinesiology.
Contact: Dr. Ed Finoro at drefinoro@activetherapeuticsolutions.ca
Number of hours required: 3 hours/week up to 3 times a week
Tasks: Volunteer help manage and perform modality treatments, create and supervise exercise, core and stretch programs, assist in Physical demands testing or functional capacity evaluations, and independent medical evaluations. 
 

Active Conditioning and Performance Rehab

Services offered: Athletic therapy, chiropractic medicine, osteopathy, orthotics, personal training, injury rehabilitation, massage therapy and acupuncture
Contact: 519-780-0536
 
Services provided: Athletic therapy, physiotherapy
Contact: 519-837-0701
 
Contact: Erin Grainger at office@motionplusphysio.com
Required number of hours: 2-3 hrs per week
Tasks: Shadowing Registered Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants for assessments, treatments, hands on application of modalities such as IFC, TENS, paraffin wax, hot and cold packs, supervision of exercise programs, clerical tasks (ie. filing, escorting clients into the clinic, folding laundry).
Note: We are currently full forthe 2015 Fall Semester. We are currently accepting resumes for the 2016 Winter Semester. Please forward resume and coverletter stating your availability no later than December 18, 2015.
Thank you foryour interest in this volunteer opportunity. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Contact: Andy Penner at info@westsidephysiotherapy.com
Required number of hours: Once a week for 3-4 hours.  (Best volunteer hours: Thursdays 3-7 or 4-7)
Tasks: Apply/remove hot and cold packs, use ultrasound, electrical stimulation machines, assist with clinic functioning: bringing patients in, observing/supervising exercise, tidying various clinic areas, laundry, assisting physiotherapists as they request, observing wide variety of injuries and conditions treated - primarily orthopaedic.