Great Lakes Adaptive Sports has a number of opportunities for students to volunteer.
Sleds Are Coming
THIS SUNDAY, January 29th, 2017
Lake Forest College Ice Rink; Maplewood Rd, Lake Forest, IL
Students will get credit if they arrive PRIOR to puck drop (2:00 pm) and check in with me and stay through the game cheering on and supporting the GLASA Falcon’s Sled Hockey team. They must check in with me after the game as well if they wish to receive credit. If you’ve never seen sled hockey played, this will be a great first experience to how the game is played.
**Credit given only if accepted by the teacher prior to the event.
GLASA Annual Benefit (Gala)
Saturday April 29, 2017
Lake Shore Harley-Davidson, 14000 Rockland Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048
As one of our major fundraisers, the money raised at the GLASA Gala supports programs, athlete scholarships, the purchase of adaptive equipment and many more of GLASA’s needs. Volunteers will be needed to assist with set-up throughout the day. During the event, volunteers are needed for serving/bussing, and selling raffle tickets.
Ongoing Weekly Programs
Dates, Times and Locations vary depending on program
This season this includes but is not limited to: Sled Hockey, Boccia, Powerlifting, Goalball, Power Soccer, Adaptive Yoga, Tennis, Swim Lessons, Track and Field and Wheelchair Basketball
Visit http://www.glasa.org/volunteer/ for more information
Adult National Open Great Lakes Regional Games (ANO GLRG)
June 8-11, 2017
Lake Forest, IL
This 3-day event will be host to athletes (youths, adults and injured military) with a physical or visual disability from around the world. These amazing athletes will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of adaptive sports: archery, boccia, swim, powerlifting and track and field. Volunteers will be recruited to fill a variety of needs from logistics, first aid, concessions, and specific sport events. An online signup will be available late April.
There are also leadership opportunities for volunteers to take on and receive more service hour credit.
2017 Rust-Oleum Championship Web.com Tour
June 5-11, 2017
Ivanhoe Club; Ivanhoe, IL
Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions within the golf championship (i.e. Sign Bearers , Hospitality, Marshall, Admissions, Leaderboard, etc.). Interested in this? Contact Micaela ASAP before all positions are filled. Other opportunities with the Rust-Oleum Championship include selling ticket (100% benefiting GLASA) and birdies for charity program (get pledges on the number of birdies during the tournament rounds, 100% benefiting GLASA). Contact Micaela for more information on how you can get more involved.
**not within your time frame for school but a WONDERFUL experience for anyone planning to teach, coach, go in the medical field, etc.
August 7 – 11 (with counselor training being held Friday, August 4), must be present all days
Camp Trek is a week-long adaptive sports camp for children with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Volunteer counselors will explore a variety of adaptive sports with their assigned camper for the week. This camp is perfect for someone aged 14 and older who is personable, outgoing, loves working with children and enjoys sports.
Please PLEASE reach out to me if you are interested in any of these opportunities or if you are looking to take on more of a leadership role (and get more hours!). Thanks!
GLASA Volunteer Coordinator