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NYC Office of Actuary NYC Department for the Aging
Health Promotion

STAY WELL Exercise Volunteer

It is widely known that exercise leads to a healthier heart, stronger bones and increased flexibility. For seniors, exercise is even more impactful. Results include slower mental decline; delay or prevention of disease; improved psychological well-being; and increased life expectancy. As a STAY WELL volunteer, you will lead exercise classes at a local senior center using the program’s comprehensive curriculum. Classes enhance balance, cardiovascular health and build muscle strength. Prior fitness training experience is not necessary.


  • Lead a weekly exercise class at a senior center using STAY WELL’s curriculum


  • Demonstrate strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Dependability and punctuality
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build rapport in a small group setting
  • Ability to demonstrate an approach to exercise that is both enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Ability to work with participants possessing various levels of fitness
  • Uphold the values of the STAY WELL Program
  • Submit DFTA Volunteer time sheet(s) for service provided

Preferred Skills :

  • Ability to speak languages other than English desired, but not required


  • Must successfully complete program training, including demonstrating knowledge of STAY WELL and an ability to work with groups while conducting a class

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers serve weekdays between 9:00am – Noon
  • Sessions are weekly and average 30-60 minutes, depending on the group’s abilities
  • Being available to serve multiple times a week is desired
  • Minimum one year commitment strongly requested
Interested? RSVP for an upcoming DFTA Volunteer Information Session.