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*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Swimming for Special Needs Athletes

Location: Los Angeles CA, 90026

Date: 4/27/2019 Spots Remaining: 500

Description

What:
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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