Careers & Volunteers

Employment Opportunities

Full-time Communications Specialist: Lakeshore Foundation seeks a creative communications professional who will be responsible for promoting positive awareness, locally, statewide and nationally of Lakeshore Foundation and its programs, and for supporting member recruitment, research, advocacy and other services.

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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. 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
  • Recreation & Athletics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (working towards RD/RDN certification)*
  • Fitness
  • Community Health (could also be offered remotely)

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 .