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Walk/Run with People Overcoming Addiction (Kenneth Hahn Park/Baldwin Hills - Sat mornings)

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ORGANIZATION: Strides In Recovery

  • 5 people are interested
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To apply, please visit our website and complete the online application:
https://www.stridesinrecovery.org/volunteer


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 at a West LA 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.

Saturdays 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

To apply, please go to our website: https://www.stridesinrecovery.org/volunteer

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About Strides In Recovery

Location:

955 Deep Valley Drive #4066, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274, US

Mission Statement

Strides in Recovery is a Southern California nonprofit which helps newly sober individuals grow physically, emotionally and mentally stronger so they can do their best at the hard work of recovery. We achieve these results by coaching people in addiction treatment programs to complete 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons.

Description

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 at an addiction recovery 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4100 South La Cienega BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90056

(34.0075,-118.36677)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please commit to showing up regularly so you can build relationships with the treatment provider clients.

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