Become A Fitness Volunteer!
Apply to be a fitness volunteer at Good Samaritan Society at Lake Forest Village if you love helping people, enjoy working with older adults, and want to make a positive difference in our community through wellness!
Responsibilities: Fitness volunteers help onboard new gym members (assessment/orientation), act as monitors and fitness coaches in the gym, and have the opportunity to lead fitness classes or recreational games and activities. Volunteers can also be scheduled for other tasks that can build their skills and be great additions for resumes (such as educational presentations/classes and administrative work).
What We’re Looking For: We are looking for individuals who have great organizational and interpersonal skills; who give wonderful customer service; who are comfortable working with older adults and with gym equipment; and who have a passion and interest in helping people through wellness and fitness.
Preferred Education: Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Studies, Nutrition, and other fields related to health and wellness. If you do not have a background related to health and wellness but you are interested to volunteer in a wellness capacity, feel free to apply.
Requirements: All volunteers are required to submit to a general background check and attend a volunteer orientation prior to training, which is provided.
Potential Benefits for Volunteers:
- Tracked hours you can apply to a resume and/or toward an internship/scholarship
- Recommendation Letters
- Leadership Training/Education
- Volunteer Appreciation Advantages
- Opportunity to generate skills in teaching, fitness instruction, and course development and implementation-to use your education and knowledge.
This opportunity is great for students, instructors, or others who want to gain experience working in a gym or more experience working with older adults.
- Physical Education
- People Skills
- Fitness Instruction
- Critical Thinking
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training