Careers & Volunteers

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Working at Lakeshore is not just about having a great job. It’s about serving people. It’s about saying yes when others say no. It’s about creating solutions. We think our staff is pretty incredible. Would you like to join us? Click here to fill out a job application.

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Director of Communication: Lakeshore Foundation seeks an experienced communications professional with a passion for nonprofit excellence. This position is under the general direction of the President and includes a high degree of cooperation with other members of the staff. As a member of Lakeshore Foundation’s senior leadership team, the Director of Communication will create, execute and evaluate all communication strategies to support the three pillars of Lakeshore Foundation and the Lakeshore Foundation mission.

Nutrition Coordinator: Lakeshore Foundation seeks an experienced individual who will provide nutrition information, education and instruction; perform research, collect/analyze data and prepare reports; prepare instructional materials and meals; maintain program records for both online and on-site programs.

Neilson Foundation Grant Project Coordinator: Lakeshore Foundation is seeking an energetic, creative, resourceful, self- starter to carry out established project objectives and directives. Responsibilities include but are not limited to planning and prioritizing activities/tasks, development and monitoring intervention of protocols and fidelity, creating data collection forms, data entry and management, and all other elements necessary toward the successful completion of the grant.

Research Assistant: Lakeshore Foundation is accepting resumes for a full-time Research Assistant. Degree in exercise science or related field desired. Requires intermediate computer skills, Excel and PowerPoint required, as well as good communication and organizational skills.

Information Specialist: Lakeshore Foundation is seeking an energetic, creative, resourceful, self- starter to carry out established project objectives and directives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing information, technical assistance training, resources, research and project development on disability, aging and public health, as well as physical activity, fitness, health promotion, independent living, accessibility, disability legislation, disability rights, adapted recreation, sports, and inclusion.

Part-Time Lifeguards: Lakeshore Foundation is seeking energetic individuals to work part-time in the Aquatics department. Responsible for ensuring that all persons in the pool area are safe and adhere to safety procedures. Responsible for activating emergency first aid and/or rescue procedures as needed.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are an integral part of Lakeshore. Our participants depend on the enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers. Lakeshore’s mission is to enable people with a physical disability to lead healthy, active and independent lifestyles through fitness, sport, recreation and research. That said, prior experience in sports and/or working with people who have physical disabilities is not required to volunteer, but it can be helpful. Volunteer Orientation and Disability Etiquette Training is required for all volunteers who wish to participate in our program.

GO TO VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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

  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • 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 help, you will make a big difference as you work with others to 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 gro.e1553441103rohse1553441103kal@l1553441103ebyma1553441103 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. 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*
  • Fitness
  • Recreation*
  • Research
  • Therapeutic Recreation (working towards CTRS certification)*

We do not offer clinical internships in physical therapy or occupational therapy. *To be considered for an internship in Athletics, Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation, you must complete at least 400 hours. Fitness, Aquatics and Research may consider fewer hours, as required by coursework. Other individualized shadowing or focused volunteer opportunities may be considered on a case by case basis. For more information please email gro.e1553441103rohse1553441103kal@o1553441103fninr1553441103etni1553441103.