Enable achievement- become a guide runner!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

5262 N Nevada AveColorado Running CompanyUniversity VillageColorado Springs, CO 80918


About

A Two-Way Street: Volunteers are an important part of the Achilles community and take on numerous roles, such as: Helping disabled runners, walkers, and cyclists become familiar and proficient with special equipment Participating in weekly or bi-weekly workouts Providing guidance and running advice during practices and races. Helping out with race-day logistics. While their general role is to accompany disabled runners during the course of a workout or race, on any given day an Achilles volunteer will function as a member’s eyes, ears, guide, and motivator. But ask any Achilles volunteer why they do it, and you’ll hear the same answer, over and over: they get back as much as they give, and more. "Walking as a Volunteer with Achilles makes you a better person. The first time I walked with a visually impaired athlete during the Achilles Marathon in Prospect Park, she was able to tell me about the areas we were walking by. The birds and the open fields. I had the vision but missed what she heard by walking with me. I have learned to take better notice of the beauty in everyday life. We learn that you can accomplish whatever you want, there are only abilities no disabilities in life you just have to take advantage of them." - Achilles Volunteer Today, with members in over 70 countries, we are still an organization of communities. In training and racing together, disabled and able-bodied athletes learn to support each other and focus on what brings them together, rather than what might keep them apart. New able-bodied volunteers and athletes with disabilities are welcome to join our practices at any time. We meet Monday nights at 6:15 pm at Colorado Running Company in University Village, Hope to see you soon!

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Networking
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs
  • Sports Coaching

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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