Volunteer Assistant Coach / Mentor

Use your passion for exercise and your friendly personality to support people on their journey to long-term sobriety. As a Strides in Recovery assistant coach / mentor, you will walk, jog or run with small groups of the newly sober who are receiving care at a Southern California addiction treatment program.  You do NOT need to be a serious runner. You do need to be capable of walking/jogging several miles while being a good listener and engaging in supportive conversation. 

A typical session lasts 60 or 90 minutes.  When you arrive, you will be greeted by the head coach and mingle with participants as they are gathering. The session will formally begin with a short talk about exercise and addiction recovery, followed by a warm-up.  Every team member will then walk, jog or run at their own pace along the designated route. You will be right there at their side, creating a positive atmosphere through your

kind words and active listening.  Not sure what to talk about? No problem.  That's covered during training. 

You will be a role model of fun in sobriety and healthly lifestyle.  You will build relationships.  You will lift others. You will be supporting sobriety, one stride at a time. If this sounds rewarding to you, and you'd like to help, please complete the application below.

Active Teams

Los Angeles (Mid-City) 

Sundays 11-12:30

Los Angeles (West LA) 

Sundays 1:30-3pm [FULL]

Mondays 3:30-5pm

Tuesdays 9-10am [FULL]

Pasadena [FULL]

Thursdays 10:30-12

San Pedro

Tuesdays 3-4:30 (runners only)

Thursdays 8:30-10am

Thursdays 3-4:30 (runners only)

Fridays 3-4pm

Saturdays 2:30 - 4:30 (distance runners only)

Tarzana

Tuesdays 9-10am

Additional teams coming post-pandemic. Please check back.

Other Opportunities

If you have other skills and interests related to bringing the healing power of exercise to addiction recovery communities, we'd like to connect with you.  The more hearts and minds we have dedicated to making a difference, the more people we can help in their battle against addiction. To learn more, click here