Volunteers

The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) is a non-profit organization that offers recreation & sport programs to persons with disabilities.  We are a volunteer run organization, meaning that all of our programs are run by a wonderful group of volunteers.  That being said, the success of each program is dependent on getting volunteers to assist PSA with the implementation of the programs. 

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and have some FUN! Other benefits include: gaining valuable training and experience working with persons with disabilities, developing leadership skills, trying something new, making friends, be a part of positive change in the community, and the potential of traveling with local or provincial team.

Volunteer of the Month

 

Name: Josie Salmon

Program: Swimming

How long have you been volunteering with PSA?  Since September 2016

Why did you start volunteering for PSA? "I was taking an adaptive physical education course and heard about PSA through my faculty. I thought it would be a great fit for me being that I was also a swim instructor!"

If you have a favorite or memorable story while volunteering with PSA? "Getting to know all the participants and volunteers has been a wonderful experience, it’s a nice feeling when people take the time to remember you and they always have the best stories! I love seeing everyone work so hard in our program, swimming is such an important life skill and the dedication we see every week is fantastic."

Volunteer Listings

Swimming - Spring Session

Work one-on-one with a participant getting them comfortable in the water and working on skills.