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Sach Dabgotra

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

The 2023 recipients of the Life Without Limits Volunteer Award are Sach Dabgotra and Dima Alsaigh!

 

Sach has been volunteering with us since Fall of 2022 in several of our Aqua Therapy programs. He is a model volunteer and works well with our kids with disabilities. Sach has helped organize fundraisers at the University of Calgary and is one of our CPAA Ambassadors. He volunteered at the Shaw Charity Golf Classic Tournament over a 5-day 
period in 2023 and has vigorously promoted our organization. Sach is passionate, punctual, reliable, dependable and has a great attitude. He is very patient and interacts very well with our children. We hope Sach will continue volunteering with us in any capacity as we feel he can handle 
any situation he may face with us.

Dima’s journey volunteering with CPAA began with Dance Without Limits in September 2022, where she combined her love for dance with a mission to foster a supportive community. This role has allowed her to witness firsthand the transformative power of dance. One story that stands out to Dima is that of a young girl who, over two years, went from stumbling to confidently controlling every move. This progress and the positive impact empower Dima to be an active volunteer year after year. 
She recently completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta and will be pursuing a Master’s in Rehabilitation Medicine this fall. Dima is also passionate about studying American Sign Language and exploring the neuroscience behind language. 


Dima is a compassionate and enthusiastic Dance Mentor. She is always ready with a kind word, a fist bump, a hug, or a smile. She makes sure everyone feels included—dancers and Dance Mentors alike. She is fully engaged and throws all her energy into the classes. She has shown herself to be a great leader and has taken on that role when the dance instructor is running behind schedule or unavailable. Her leadership skills and previous experience make her a great person to for other Dance Mentors to learn from. Dima is willing to take on any challenge and work to find the best solution. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure our dancers are engaged and dancing without limits. 
Her philosophy on living a life without limits is deeply rooted in community and support. "Living a life without limits isn’t complete unless you foster that limitless life for others," she explains. Dima’s dedication to helping others achieve their potential is a testament to her belief that everyone deserves the joy and opportunities that come with living a life without limits. 

 

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Dima Alsaigh

MAKE A DIFFERENCE - TODAY!

Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) offers volunteer opportunities for all commitment levels including one-time events, ongoing programs or office-based work. Volunteers play a fundamental role in the programs and services that we offer to our members and the community. There is an opportunity for individuals of all abilities to become volunteers.

By volunteering with us, you are a positive representation of our organization in the office, the community and especially in the lives of other people. Volunteering with the CPAA is an opportunity to use your personal interests and skills towards creating a Life Without Limits for children & adults in the disability community.

Get started today by submitting your interest in volunteering with the CPAA!

Online Volunteer Opportunity

CP Cares Program Committee Member

Time commitment:  2 hours per month for 10 months

CP Cares program is a made up out of 2 initiatives (Funding Request Program and Technology Fund) to assists Albertans with cerebral palsy to achieve a better quality of life by providing financial support to cover costs of essential everyday needs, including adaptive equipment and technology, camps, treatments, medications, etc. 

Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) offers volunteer opportunities for all commitment levels including one-time events, ongoing programs, or office-based work. Volunteers play a fundamental role in the programs and services that we offer to our members and the community. There is an opportunity for individuals of all abilities to become volunteers

By volunteering with us, you are a positive representation of our organization, the community and especially in the lives of other people. Volunteering with the CPAA is an opportunity to use your personal interests and skills towards creating a Life without Limits for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

CP Cares Program Committee is made up of up to 10 volunteers who are not connected to the clients of CPAA (not a family member or a friend), to provide neutral feedback and approvals on submitted applications.
 

The Funding Request Program Committee volunteer must:

  • Not to be connected to the clients of CPAA

  • Committed to giving back to the community.

  • Comfortable with online communication tools (meetings over ZOOM)

  • Follow policies and procedures (training provided)

  • Able to join from all over the province, as monthly meetings will be conducted online.

 
Screening 

  • Resume

  • Signed volunteer and confidentiality agreements, policies, and waiver forms, all part of our in-house application form – all forms provided upon expressing and interest,

  • 2 references,

  • Police Record Check including vulnerable sector,

  • Interview  

We thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and we look forward in working with you on this committee

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN CALGARY

 

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Program Volunteers

Our program volunteers provide support and instill confidence in our members while they engage in meaningful activities.  We are currently seeking volunteers to support our Kids Splash Time Aqua Therapy and Dance Without Limits programs. 

Kids Aqua Therapy

Cerebral Palsy Alberta's Splash Time Aqua Therapy Program is back and volunteers are needed! Here are the details:

Role
- Engage in high degree of interaction with children ages 2-12 of all abilities
- Work with the swimmers on a one-on-one basis to help them with the execution of the exercises 

Primary Responsibilities
- Support program participant with 1:1 interaction
- Follow instructions from the swim instructor and adapt appropriately to the participant you are paired up with
- Ensure safety of the participant and communicate quietly to caregiver/parent if you feel the participant needs their assistance
- Follow up with instructor or CPAA program coordinator after program commences and communicate any problems, needs, or concerns with the participant 

Commitment
- 6 week Fall Session program: Sept 23 - Nov 4 (no classes Oct 7)

- 6 week Winter Session program: Nov 18 - Dec 23 (Nov 25 class time will be 3:30 - 4:30pm)

- Saturdays: 6:30 - 7:30pm

- Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes earlier to change and be ready
- Location: MNP Centre - 2225 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB
 

Dance Without Limits

Cerebral Palsy Alberta's Dance Without Limits Program is back and volunteers are needed! Here are the details:

Role
- Engage in high degree of interaction with children ages 4+ with of abilities
- Work with the dancers on a one-on-one basis to help them with the execution of the exercises and movements

Primary Responsibilities
- Support program participant with 1:1 interaction
- Follow instructions from the dance instructor and adapt appropriately to the participant you are paired up with
- Ensure safety of the participant and communicate quietly to caregiver/parent if you feel the participant needs their assistance
- Follow up with instructor or CPAA program coordinator after program commences and communicate any problems, needs, or concerns with the participant 

Commitment
- 10 week Fall Session program: Sept 16 - Dec 2 (no classes Oct 7 & Nov 11)

- Saturdays: 4:00 - 5:00pm

- Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes earlier to change and be ready
- Location: MNP Centre - 2225 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB

A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN EDMONTON

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Program Volunteers

Our program volunteers provide support and instill confidence in our members while they engage in meaningful activities.  We are currently seeking volunteers to support our Kids Aqua Therapy and Dance Without Limits programs. 

Kids Aqua Therapy

Cerebral Palsy Alberta's Aqua Therapy Program is back and volunteers are needed! Here are the details:

Role
- Engage in high degree of interaction with children ages 2-12 with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities
- Work with the swimmers on a one-on-one basis to help them with the execution of the exercises 

Primary Responsibilities
- Support program participant with 1:1 interaction
- Follow instructions from the swim instructor and adapt appropriately to the participant you are paired up with
- Ensure safety of the participant and communicate quietly to caregiver/parent if you feel the participant needs their assistance
- Follow up with instructor or CPAA program coordinator after program commences and communicate any problems, needs, or concerns with the participant 

Commitment

- 6-week program
- Classes run from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on Saturdays
- Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes earlier to change and be ready
- Location: Don Wheaton YMCA
A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.

Me N' U Time

Role
-Play with and supervise little ones aged 6 mo to 4 yrs with and without disabilities, while parents/caregivers are networking and listening to guest speakers.  
 

Commitment
- Thursdays 
- Program runs from 10:30am - 11:30am 
- Volunteers should arrive 10 minutes early to settle in
- Location: Orange Hub Adaptabilities Multisensory Room 10045 156 St Edmonton
 
A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.

All Star Adaptive Gymnastics

Role
-Assist kids as they learn about gymnastics under the guidance of the Physical Therapist. This program is run in a group setting and takes place in a fully professional gymnasium.  

Commitment
- Wednesday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location: South Edmonton Gymnastique, 5140 67 Ave, Edmonton, AB

- Volunteers should arrive 10 minutes early to settle in
 
A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.

Dance Without Limits

Cerebral Palsy Alberta's Dance program is back and volunteers are needed! Here are the details:

Role
-As a mentor you will be assisting children (4-18yrs) during dance classes, motivating them, helping with balance, movements and positioning.

Primary Responsibilities
- Support program participant with 1:1 interaction
- Follow instructions from the dance instructor and adapt appropriately to the participant you are paired up with
- Ensure safety of the participant and communicate quietly to caregiver/parent if you feel the participant needs their assistance
- Follow up with instructor or CPAA program coordinator after program commences and communicate any problems, needs, or concerns with the participant 

Commitment
- Saturdays 
- Classes run from10:30 - 11:30AM 
- Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes earlier to change and be ready
- Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre

ComputAbilities

Primary Responsibilities: 
•   Adapting to the different learning styles of members and accommodating to their needs through demonstrations, simplification of complex instruction through descriptions and examples
•    Demonstrating coaching strategies while commending and providing feedback on member’s progress
•    Instilling confidence in the members while enabling them to apply their newly acquired computer skills
•    Demonstrating flexibility while adapting to the diversity of the member’s abilities, computer knowledge, interests and lifestyle
•    Offering support, suggestions and interaction with new volunteers 
•    Updating CPAA staff with advanced notice of absence - preferably 24 hours’ prior to make alternate arrangements
•    Completing evaluations on member participation and overall program

Commitment:
•    Classes run on Fridays: 
Online 10 am to 11am; In-person from 11am to 12pm and 12pm to 1pm 
•    Location: CPAA office, 10025 Jasper Ave #103, Edmonton,
 

 

Art Expressions

Primary Responsibilities: 
•   Assisting the Art Instructor with the overall facilitation of the classes 
•    Assisting participants with set up and cleanup of the art supplies prior to and following each class 
•    Assisting members with limited physical mobility upon arrival and conclusion of the classes (meeting them at the entrance and guiding them into the designated room)
•    Actively engaging with the members in the class and assisting them with their paintings, drawings and sculptures 
•    Adapting to the different learning styles of members and accommodating to their needs through demonstrations, simplification of complex instruction through descriptions and examples when necessary 
•    Updating CPAA staff with advanced notice of absence - preferably 24 hours’ prior to make alternate arrangements
•    Offering support, suggestions and interaction with new volunteers 
•    Completing evaluations on member participation and overall program


•    Commitment: 
•    Classes run on Wednesdays, from 2pm-4pm
•    Location: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonto

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