Careers & Volunteers

Employment Opportunities

Full-time Environmental Services Assistant: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic individual to work full time in the Environmental Services department. Responsible for the maintaining cleanliness of assigned buildings on campus.

Full-time Chief Development and Communications Officer: Lakeshore Foundation is seeking an entrepreneurial and inspirational leader to serve as Chief Development and Communications Officer (CDCO). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a development and communications team, create a culture of philanthropy across the organization, and build a local, regional, and national development and communications operation.

Lakeshore Foundation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this recruitment. Please send all confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations directly to FPS via email at .

All applications must include: (1) an up-to-date resume; and (2) a formal letter of interest (addressed to Gail L. Freeman, President of FPS) that specifically cites the experiences that best prepare the applicant for this role and why this opportunity at Lakeshore Foundation is the logical and desired next step in their career. Additional materials and information will be requested during the search and interview process.

Full-time Videographer: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic and creative individual to join the Communications team to write, shoot, and edit video content supporting Lakeshore’s mission and services. The videographer will ensure digital products inclusive and accessible to all audiences.

Full-time Director, Recreation and Athletics: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an innovative and experienced professional to serve as Lakeshore Foundation’s next Director, Recreation and Athletics. This position will be responsible for developing annual department budgets, identifying opportunities for innovative programming, and providing strategic oversight for our recreation and athletics programs, competitions and special events.

Part-time Environmental Services Assistant: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic individual to work part time in the Environmental Services department. This position is responsible for the maintaining cleanliness of assigned buildings on campus including (but not limited to) daily removal of trash, restocking supplies and toiletries and cleaning windows, floors, water fountains, etc.

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Lakeshore is an equal opportunity employer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lakeshore’s mission is to provide opportunities for people with a disability to live a healthy lifestyle through activity, research, advocacy and health promotion. Volunteers are an integral part of what we do. Prior experience in sports and/or working with people with disabilities is not required to volunteer, but it can be helpful. Volunteer Orientation and Disability Education Training is required for all volunteers who wish to participate in our program.


As a Lakeshore volunteer, you can choose to serve in a variety of areas including:

  • Recreation and athletic programs/events
  • Assisting with aquatics and fitness
  • Preparing for special events
  • Assisting at the front desk
  • Giving tours to prospective new members and guests
  • Providing photography or videography for an event or research study

No matter how you choose to volunteer, you will make a big difference as you work with others and give back to the community. We offer volunteer programs for adultscollege students and a summer volunteer program for teens. Beyond that, we also have opportunities for groups or organizations to participate in special projects.

Come join the excitement! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Belcher at or 205-313-7432.

Internship Opportunities

Lakeshore Foundation is one of the nation’s premier aquatics, fitness, recreation and athletics facilities for people with a physical disability. In addition, Lakeshore is home to the National Center on Health, Physical, Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), which is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. It is the ideal place to experience a diverse range of adapted physical activity programs and discover there is no physical limit to human achievement.

Internship opportunities are available in the following fields:

  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics – NCHPAD (working towards RD/RDN certification)*
  • Fitness
  • Public Health – NCHPAD (could also be offered remotely)
  • Recreation
  • Research – Sports Sciences
  • Therapeutic Recreation (working towards CTRS certification)*

Internship Dates:

  • Summer: May – August (application deadline: February 1)
  • Fall: August – December (application deadline: May 1)
  • Spring: January – April (application deadline: October 1)

Lakeshore seeks interns who have the following qualities:

  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in or completed college/university
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 and the ability to use general office equipment
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Availability to travel within the U.S.

Accepted interns will be required to:

  • Complete a background screening
  • Complete any training required for the internship
  • Maintain weekly meetings with the supervisor?
  • Participate in a mid and end of internship review
  • Be responsible for completing necessary paperwork, if seeking college credit

Lakeshore will provide:

  • Adapted sports training and education.

Other individualized shadowing or focused volunteer opportunities may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please email .