Volunteer Opportunity for NEW Back on My Feet Team!!!

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Back on My Feet - Greater Los Angeles

Venice Beach Run
Our member Trevor just completed his first 10k!

THE OPPORTUNITY ON 02/27/2020 WILL BE A VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - feel free to take this from the comfort of your home!

The ongoing opportunity post-orientation will be for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - 5:30am - 6:30am at the NEW Back on My Feet Team in Santa Monica that will launch on March 6th!

The NEW TEAM MEETING LOCATION will be 1665 10TH ST in SANTA MONICA!

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays @ 5:30am - 6:30am volunteers from the community meet with members (those experiencing homelessness or facing other challenges) and gather together for a morning run. You do not need to be an avid runner to join our team; it's really about community. We are looking to grow so, the more the merrier - check out this orientation to see how you can help and be a part of our team!!!

It's about the running, but it's so much more!

  • check out: https://backonmyfeet.org/get-involved/volunteer/for more information

2 Shifts

  • 05:30 AM to 06:30 AM
    This shift will be available starting 03/06/2020, repeating every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday!
  • 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
    This is a virtual shift over video chat that serves as the required orientation for future opportunities!
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Back on My Feet - Greater Los Angeles

Location:

811 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, US

Mission Statement

Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources.

Description

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. Our unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength, and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes, and new lives. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope. For all with the capacity to serve-volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners-we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet uses running and community to motivate and support individuals every step of the way from homelessness to independence. Our success is measured not only by the health impact of miles run, but also by how many individuals obtain education, employment, and housing.

Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities around the country and begins with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. After 30 days in the program, members with 90% attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps, which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals, and housing resources.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

1665 10th StreetSanta Monica, CA 90404

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour for volunteer orientation and then we hope all of our morning run volunteers will commit to a minimum of one run a week on M, W, and/or F (not required to attend all) from 5:30am to 6:30am but we're flexible!
  • Must attend an orientation prior to the first run with the team - this is that orientation!

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