The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that aims to build free and accessible sober activities for the general public. Through fitness, social activities, and a welcoming community that accepts all pathways to recovery, The Phoenix aims to serve those who are living with substance abuse disorder and empower them. The only requirement for participation is 48 hours of sobriety!
We offer different fitness programs, including but not limited to:
Group Fitness (strength training, conditioning)
Yoga & Meditation
Painting, socials and more!
Our volunteers play a critical role in driving The Phoenix's mission. We are currently searching for 2 awesome, reliable and super friendly certified yoga and meditation instructors to each lead a 1-hour class per week outdoors on westside of LA. We are flexible with scheduling and location, so we're definitely open to work with your availability, but we are eyeing a start date likely in January 2021. We are hoping to find long-term volunteers as well (4-6 months minimum). Must have reliable transportation.
Our instructor volunteers are required to hold valid certifications in CPR/AED and their chosen discipline. If you are not interested in instructing but would love to still volunteer with us by supporting our programs, we welcome you to apply as well! If you also have a skills you'd like to share, let us know!
Committed/dedicated volunteers will receive perks like company paid CPR/AED and fitness certification in chosen area. Selected volunteers will undergo The Phoenix training to understand our culture and origins, and will be encouraged to sign up for several classes (in-person or virtual) to attend prior to leading classes.
If you are interested in dedicating just 1-2 hours of your time every week to contribute toward an important cause, please don't hesitate to reach out.
We are carefully monitoring cases on a daily basis as the safety of our volunteers, staff and community members is critical. All of our activities are held outdoors and guidelines are strongly enforced during programming:
Masks will always stay on
6-feet apart minimum, 8-feet if possible
No indoor gathering
We also provide our instructors with PPE (hand sanitizer, extra masks, gloves)
In the event of city shutdown, we will adapt to a virtual platform
The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.
The ultimate impact Phoenix seeks is to help individuals not only achieve sobriety, but to thrive in recovery. The Phoenix Model is unique because of its non-clinical approach that uses the power of human connection and positive coping mechanisms through physical activity to help people heal from the underlying causes of addiction.
Phoenix peer instructors use an experiential approach that leverages innate goal-setting association with engagement in physical activities while facilitating a positive and supportive experience, allowing team members to shed the defense mechanisms that have historically kept them isolated. By bringing people together, Phoenix creates a community where people can heal, obtain essential life skills, and practice effective social interaction. Research suggests facilitating physical activity, social connection and community are potent strategies for promoting health and healing from disease.