Use your passion for exercise and your friendly personality to support people on their journey to long-term sobriety. As a Strides in Recovery assistant coach / mentor, you will walk, jog or run with small groups of the newly sober who are receiving treatment in an addiction treatment program. You do NOT need to be a serious runner. You do need to be capable of walking/jogging several miles while being a good listener and engaging in supportive conversation.
Exercise, and especially exercise done toward a goal and with a team, has been clinically proven to promote the mindset needed to stay sober and reduce the risk of relapse. Training for this role will include an overview of the causes and treatment for addiction, with an emphasis on the physical, emotional, and mental health benefits of exercise in early recovery.
The first-year post-addiction treatment relapse rate is 40-60%, and since the pandemic, the number of overdose deaths has been climbing. You will be part of bringing those numbers down! Together, we will support recovery. Together, we will change lives.
We have several opportunities to get involved, as we have multiple teams which meet weekly in San Pedro
Tuesdays 9-10 am (on hold until after the pandemic) Wednesdays 3 - 4:30 pm (for runners only) Thursdays 8:30-10am
To apply, please go to our website: https://www.stridesinrecovery.org/volunteer
Bringing the healing power of exercise to addiction recovery communities.
Training for an endurance event with the support of a team is a metaphor for recovery from substance use disorders and for life. Strides in Recovery brings this life changing experience to residential addiction treatment facilities, sober living homes, PHPs, IOPs, Alano Clubs, and others throughout the recovery community.
"I run with the team because it makes me feel like I'm part of something special. It taught me how to keep pushing forward and not give up." -Noah M.
"Training taught me to keep going and hold on even when I don't want to." -Jillian C.
"It was a great experience showing me that I could change in recovery. At first it was hard to go even a small distance. But, by the end of the training, I was much stronger and could go the distance. I can go the distance in recovery too." -Stan R
"Training showed me that this isn't going to be easy and that life isn't always going to be easy either. Sometimes you have to push through the tough times and stay on the right path. You'll eventually get to your destination." Amy P
"Being part of this team makes me feel like I have a family again." Eli
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
235 west 9th streetSan Pedro, CA90731
December 27, 2020
Must be at least 21
Tuesdays 9am - 10am. Regular attendance is required, as part of the value of the program is the relationships with the clients that keep them motivated.