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Strides in Recovery Needs Help with 5K!
ORGANIZATION: Strides In Recovery
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3 people are interested
The Ask: This is a 6 month volunteer opportunity led by Strides in Recovery staff to offer recommendations and develop a plan for the fundraising component of their 5K event in September 2023, e.g, obtaining sponsors, building corporate fundraising teams, engaging and supporting peer-to-peer fundraising efforts.
The Benefit: You'll be helping Strides in Recovery help people overcome addiction through regular exercise.
The Partner: Our nonprofit partner, Strides in Recovery, helps newly sober individuals grow physically, emotionally and mentally stronger so they can do their best at the hard work of recovery. They achieve these results by coaching people in addiction treatment programs to complete events ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.
The Space: Virtual; in-person September 24th, 2023 for 5K event.
The Mood: Use your professional skills in a unique context!
The Expectation: Strides in Recovery will provide any needed training.
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About Strides In Recovery
955 Deep Valley Drive #4066, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274, US
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.
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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
February 22, 2023