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Adaptive Recreation volunteer - Duluth, MN

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ORGANIZATION: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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Join our team of Northland volunteers who help deliver exciting and fun sports and recreation programs for youth and adults with disabilities. All programs are supervised by a staff member and delivered with the help of our volunteers - the typical ratio is one volunteer to one participant.

Opportunities throughout the year! We are always welcoming new volunteers, and once you are onboarded, you can volunteer in any of our programs!


  • Feel good knowing you are helping people get out and play, and live life to the fullest!
  • Connect with the Twin Ports and Northland community, make new friends.
  • Learn new skills and gain experience while working with youth, adults, and other volunteers of all abilities in a casual, active, and social environment.
  • Build your resume - applicable to individuals who are going into a wide variety of fields including Psychology, Health Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Science, Outdoor Recreation, Nursing, and more. Allina Health is one of the largest health care systems in the Midwest.

Volunteers make the following programs possible:


Power Wheelchair Soccer
Youth Swimming Lessons

Recreational Sailing
Sea Kayak Full Day Adventures on Lake Superior
Waterski Clinics

Power Wheelchair Soccer
Youth Swimming Lessons
Ski & Snowboard New Volunteer Orientation (Nov)

Alpine Ski & Snowboard - Spirit Mountain
Alpine Ski & Snowboard - Giants Ridge
Dogsledding Adventure Day
Great Lake Mono Ski & Race Camp, 60 volunteers


  • Arrowhead Youth Games at UMD, 80-100 volunteers (May)
  • Adaptive Fishing Tournament (June), 25-30 volunteers
  • Shoot for Fun fundraising event - sporting clay event with over 500 participants and 150 volunteers (Sept)
  • Great Lake Mono Ski & Race Camp, 60 volunteers (three days in late Feb/early March)

Beth Jennings, Coordinator of Volunteers, Adaptive Sports & Recreation
elizabeth.jennings@allina.com, 218-726-4834 x3

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About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute


3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422, US

Mission Statement

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institution (formerly Courage Center) maximizes quality of life for people of all ages and all abilities. we help people achieve health and wellness by offering excellent services, innovative programs, ground-breaking research and barrier-shattering advocacy


Our Vision: We are guided by our vision that one day all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

Our Values:

  • Clients and Patients as Partners
  • Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Quality and Innovation
  • Accessibility
  • Integrity
  • The Generous Spirit
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Diversity

We have opportunities for individual volunteers beginning at age 15 as well as group opportunities. Please, contact us for further information.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


424 West Superior StreetSuite 201Duluth, MN 55802



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Special Needs
  • Occupational Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours/week for 6-8 weeks, during the selected program. Most programs are held weekday evenings. On-site training and orientation takes place before program starts.
  • All volunteers must complete an onboarding process which includes a background check, general online orientation, on-site orientation (program specific). As of 9/1/21, all volunteers must provide verification of COVID-19 vaccination.

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