Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteers

Log in to volunteer portal

Online access to VICNet allows you to:

  • Schedule volunteer time
  • View your schedule
  • Check your service hours
  • Update your personal information

Your login is the email address you provided on the volunteer application.

Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Complete the online background screening. Once we have received your application you will be sent a link to complete the background check. You will have 30 days to complete.
  3. Complete Online Orientation.
  4. Schedule a tour and interview with the volunteer coordinator.
  5. First day to volunteer — introduction to procedures and requirements.

What else do I need to know?

  • You cannot use nicotine products of any type and volunteer.
  • You will have to “unplug” from all electronics while you volunteer — no cellphones, tablets, or personal computer use. We also request that you refrain from taking any photographs while volunteering unless that is a specific task you are asked to complete on behalf of the organization.

Adult Volunteers

You are an adult if you are not enrolled in any college course or degree program, are over the age of 18 and have a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED.

Are you interested in finding a rewarding way to give back? As an adult volunteer there are endless possibilities to do so.  A few options include assisting the front desk with clerical work; greeting or giving tours our members & guests, assisting fitness or aquatics staff.

Most volunteers are assigned a three-hour timeframe one day a week. You are in your same assignment each week. Also, the majority of our assignments are during the weekday. However, we do have limited opportunities during the evenings and on weekends during special events.

If you have questions regarding the commitment, scheduling or anything else about our program, please contact:

Amy Belcher
Volunteer Coordinator
gro.1480716945erohs1480716945ekal@1480716945lebym1480716945a1480716945
205-313-7432


College Students

You are considered a college student if you are taking one course or working towards a degree, and are a high school graduate or have a GED.

Lakeshore offers several a fulfilling volunteer experiences for college students who are seeking to gain hands-on experience and have fun working with adults and children with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions through physical activity, sport and recreation activities.

Our program is one that is sure to give you a deep, personal satisfaction by helping others.

We know there may be many demands on your time, but we certainly hope you will consider us when you are choosing a place to volunteer. Please know that your smile and service oriented approach will certainly make a difference in the members and guests you interact with.

Do you just need Observation Hours?

We understand to meet certain criteria for a class, students may be required to complete observation hours. We are happy and willing to share our work at Lakeshore with you so you can gain a better understanding of the value of working with individuals with a physical disability or chronic health condition.

Observation is available within any program area of Lakeshore with appropriate planning.  Observation times must be scheduled through the volunteer coordinator at least two weeks in advance. Individuals can observe a maximum of 6 hours and if more time is needed the volunteer application process including a background check must be completed.

Complete the Observation Application.

If you have questions regarding the commitment, scheduling, or anything else about our program, please contact:

Amy Belcher
Volunteer Coordinator
gro.1480716945erohs1480716945ekal@1480716945lebym1480716945a1480716945
205-313-7432


Teen Volunteers

Lakeshore’s summer teen volunteer program is available June through August each year for teens ages 16 to 18 who have not graduated from high school. Once a teen has participated in our summer program, he or she is then qualified to volunteer year-round at Lakeshore Foundation.  By volunteering at Lakeshore, teens will build leadership, teamwork and customer service skills.  They will also gain a better understanding of why being active through recreation; research and sport are critical to individuals with a physical disability and/or chronic health condition.

Summer teens will work in a variety of program areas within Lakeshore including athletics, aquatics, fitness, membership, communications or recreation.

2017 Applications will be Available On March 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Minimum age requirement:  16
  • All applicants must attend a one-on-one interview with a Lakeshore staff member
  • If needed, applicants may be asked to attend a working interview to evaluate interaction with youth participants
  • Commitment:  Summer volunteers are expected to be able to attend a minimum of two full weeks of summer camp and/or 25 hours of daily summer programming
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family members must be included with the application
  • Attend a new volunteer orientation

This program is selective in admission; we often have more teens applying than we have positions available. 

If you have further questions please contact:

Amy Belcher
Volunteer Coordinator
gro.1480716945erohs1480716945ekal@1480716945lebym1480716945a1480716945
205-313-7432