Trained instructors make a difference in the lives of those enrolled in classes.
Volunteer leaders are needed to teach with RSVP’s two popular senior exercise programs. No experience is necessary to become an instructor for RSVP Bone Builders and Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. The first training step is to attend a class and observe. Interested volunteers then attend a free training session to learn the program and prepare for teaching.
Trained instructors make a difference in the lives of those enrolled in classes, as well as contribute to their own well-being by engaging in a regular exercise program. Both RSVP exercise programs are free and open to the public. Classes operate in RSVP’s four-city service area of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. Call 805-385-8019 for more information about trainings.
RSVP Bone Builders This is an osteoporosis exercise and education program in
which participants use light weights to build bones while also improving their balance and making new friends. There are currently 21 classes scheduled in RSVP’s four-city area, but several have lengthy wait lists. By training more instructors we will be able to add more classes and accommodate the community’s interest in this program. Volunteer instructor trainings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 27 Tuesday, November 15 Tuesday, February 14 Tuesday, May 16
Volunteers attend one day of training before being paired with an experienced instructor to practice and ready for leading their own class. All trainings run from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Oxnard. Lunch is provided.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance (TCMBB)
TCMBB is an evidence-based program. This simplified tai chi for seniors helps reduce repeat falls by 55% among participants and teaches proper body alignment and balance. Training is scheduled for:
Saturday, October 1, 9am-3pm (lunch is provided) Monday, October 3, 1pm-4pm
Monday, October 10, 1pm-4pm Monday, October 17, 1pm-4pm
One must complete all four training days and document 30 hours of practice before being considered for certification as an instructor. All training sessions will be held in Oxnard.
RSVP is a volunteer engagement program, helping people age 55 and older find volunteer positions that match their interests, talent, and available time. It both recruits and places volunteers with nonprofit partner agencies as well as overseeing the two distinct exercise programs designed for seniors. Volunteer positions are available in RSVP’s four-city service area of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme.
Oxnard RSVP has about 350 members and is locally sponsored by the City of Oxnard with grant funding from the federal AmeriCorps. To learn more about the benefits of being an RSVP member, for help finding a volunteer position or more information about the trainings, call 805-385-8019.