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ORGANIZATION: CHALLENGED SAILORS SAN DIEGO INC

  • 50 people are interested
Kathi
Sailing the Martin 16 with power assist system.

Challenged Sailors San Diego is an entirely volunteer supported program providing sailing opportunities for kids, adults, and veterans with disabilities.

We need volunteers to help out in a variety of capacities, including:

- Companion sailors

- Boat maintenance and dock support (no experience required)

- Back office support

- Fund raising and public relations

We have a fleet of eight Martin 16 sailboats specifically designed for adaptive sailing. Our primary sailing days (when we need companion sailors and dock support) are Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3pm, but we sometimes schedule another day on request if sufficient volunteers are available.

Send an email to volunteer@challengedsailors.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer in any capacity.

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About CHALLENGED SAILORS SAN DIEGO INC

Location:

955 Harbor Drive, Dock D, San Diego, CA 92106, US

Mission Statement

Challenged Sailors San Diego provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well being, and independence.

Description

The US Census Bureau estimated that nearly one in five people in our country have a disability. Many of these people have had to learn to live with restrictions on their mobility and independence. Challenged Sailors San Diego’s adaptive sailing program is designed to minimize these restrictions for our sailors. Learning the skills to maneuver a boat throughout the waters of San Diego Bay provides a sense of confidence, autonomy, and accomplishment that can have a significant positive effect on many aspects of the sailors’ lives.

The volunteers and participants of Challenged Sailors San Diego have experienced the transformative nature of adaptive sailing personally. Some are very experienced sailors, some are beginners but all have seen a tremendous improvement in their lives through adaptive sailing.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Community, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

955 Harbor Island DriveDock D (west end of Sunroad Marina parking lot)San Diego, CA 92101

(32.72512,-117.19169)
 

SKILLS

  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management
  • Special Needs
  • Community Outreach
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • No time committment. As you are available.
  • Sailing experience is needed for companion sailors, but no experience necessary for dock support.

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