*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Swimming for Special Needs Athletes

Location: Los Angeles CA, 90026

Date: 4/27/2019 Spots Remaining: 500


Step up your volunteer game by becoming the Project Leader for KEEN's "GET ACTIVE:  Swim "Coach" for Special Needs Youth" volunteer opportunity.

About KEEN LA:
KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a nonprofit organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities. KEEN L.A.’s mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities.

The event you'd manage:
At KEEN's "GET ACTIVE:  Swim "Coach" for Special Needs Youth," volunteers get in the pool and play with KEEN athletes between the ages of 5 and 21. It might be kicking, blowing bubbles, or playing with pool toys - each activity is tailored to each athlete's needs and designed to promote their sense of accomplishment.

The event occurs 5/18, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/7, and 9/21 from 10am - 12:30 in East LA.

Project Leader Requirements:

  • Prior experience swimming or working with disabled individuals is NOT required - but patience and kindness is.
  • Leaders must commit to all the dates. (Some of our leaders stick around for 15+ years!)
  • Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training.
  • Leaders must clear any background checks required by KEEN L.A.

Project Leader Responsibilities:

  • Assign, direct, and supervise volunteers at events
  • Manage all communication between volunteers, KEEN L.A., and L.A. Works

Project Leader Benefits:

  • Gain marketable leadership skills
  • Learn about the non-profit world from the inside
  • Make a bigger impact
  • Network with other people and groups committed to bettering Los Angeles

Interested? Click the Express Interest button below!

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Sports & Recreation
  • Population Served: People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns, Other
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
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Additional Dates for this Event
Volunteers needed through 9/23/2019

Los Angeles, CA 90026
Denise Flaten

After Expressing interest, the Opportunity Leader will be notified of your interest and will contact you with further details or to schedule you for this opportunity.

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