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Careers & Volunteers

Employment Opportunities

Full-time Lifeguard: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeing an energetic individual to work full time in the Aquatics center. This position is responsible for ensuring that all persons in the pool area are safe and adhere to safety procedures. Individuals are responsible for activating emergency first aid and/or rescue procedures as needed.

Full-time Aquatics Specialist (2 positions): Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking individuals responsible for leading classes, special programs and one-on-one sessions focused on the improvement of the quality of life for its members.

Full-time Environmental Services Specialist: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic individual to work full 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.

Full-time Training Coordinator: Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking a Training Coordinator to prepare, facilitate, monitor, evaluate and document training activities in the organization. This position requires a creative and organized individual with superior interpersonal skills to work with, train, and support staff as well as support senior management with strategic initiatives.

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.

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

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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.

GO TO VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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
  • 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 .