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Fitskills in Bendigo - be a Fitness Partner to an adult with Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Victoria
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Down Syndrome Victoria is looking for volunteers for an exciting new program – FitSkills.

FitSkills is a evidence-based physical activity program for people with Down syndrome. In this program the person with Down syndrome will be matched with a volunteer partner. Together they will exercise at their local gym, fitness centre or health club. The program runs for 12 weeks and participants go to the gym together twice a week.

What are the benefits for volunteers?

Make a contribution to the community Learn more about people with disability Combine exercise with doing something good

What commitment is required from volunteers?

You would be matched with an adult with Down syndrome in your area. You would support them and be their partner at the gym. The program requires a commitment of the following: Participating in a 4 hour induction training session Going to the gym with your partner for 12 weeks, twice a week Check ins with physiotherapist to provide support for you and your partner

We are looking for volunteers in Bendigo