Careers & Volunteers


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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Recreation and Athletics Specialist: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic, creative, resourceful self-starter with experience in programming for and working with a variety of adapted sports and recreation programs, camps and events.

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.


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.


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.e1550825942rohse1550825942kal@l1550825942ebyma1550825942 or 205-313-7432.


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.e1550825942rohse1550825942kal@o1550825942fninr1550825942etni1550825942.