We are seeking volunteers to lead a bi-weekly all-level walking group in Brooklyn's Prospect Park! As an event leader, you will play an important role in ensuring the enjoyment and safety of this event. We welcome all volunteers with a direct experience with recovery, or a strong passion and commitment to social justice and mental health. Ideally, there would be 2-3 other volunteers at this event, so you would be volunteering as a group.
As a Walk/Run Event Leader, you would be responsible for any combination of the following: - Signing people in at the start of the event, ensuring all attendees have registered, and can help people register on the spot - Welcoming people to the event, especially anyone new - Giving a brief talk at the start to go over community standards, the route, and any other points that might be helpful (keep in the walk/run lane, etc.) - Checking the route: walking it beforehand to familiarize yourself with it and ensure its safety - Ensuring the walk is enjoyable and safe for all participants
Other Things to Know: - Event Leaders should be available every other Saturday starting in April/May - The walk would be at least one hour, depending on the route you want to plan -Volunteers are required to take two online trainings (45 minutes each) about The Pheonix and event safety standards - You do not need a fitness certification to lead this event - At this time, we'll be keeping each other safe by requiring all volunteers and attendees to wear a facemask and maintain physical distance.
Support for you & benefits: - Online volunteer trainings - In-person event training - Support and community with The Phoenix volunteers and staff - A t-shirt to wear during events - A Facebook group for volunteers and staff to discuss challenges, successes, and to connect with each other
If this volunteer role interests you, let us know here, or visit thephoenix.org/volunteer
Have any questions? Reach out to Zobel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
20 Grand Army PlazaProspect ParkGrand Army Plaza ArchBrooklyn, NY11238
April 14, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Two walks per month, each walk lasting 1 hour to 1 hour & 30 minutes