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Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your willingness to support sobriety, one stride at a time. It will be a meaningful and rewarding experience as you help the newly sober enjoy the many benefits of walking or running together. We need people to walk/run with our participants, and to help behind the scenes as well. 

This 2 minute video was taken during one of our beach fun runs/walks where we bring our teams together to enjoy the camaraderie of the larger Strides in Recovery community.  The video features Bryant, one of our  long time volunteers sharing what the experience is like for him and those he supports.

Assistant Coach / Mentor

                                                                                  Your Role


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 will be a role model of fun in sobriety and healthy lifestyle.  You will build relationships.  You will lift others. You will be supporting sobriety, one stride at a time.

                                                      FAQs about being an Assistant Coach / Mentor

Do I need to be a serious runner?

It depends. Each team is different.  Some primarily walk, some do a mix of walking and running, and others are comprised primarily of runners. Distances vary, depending on the goals of the group (e.g., enjoy a walk, train for a half marathon, do something in between.) The List of Weekly Sessions button links to additional information about each opportunity, so you can find what works best for you.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about opportunities for being involved behind the scenes.  

How long is each session?

A typical session lasts 60 or 90 minutes. 


What is the format for a typical session?

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. 


How do I know what to talk about?

That's covered during training. In short, be supportive. Be a good listener. Be yourself.

Assistant Coach
Other Opportunities (remote)

If you prefer to serve remotely, and 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.  We can use people with expertise in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Business Development, Fundraising, Community Building, Event Planning, and more.

Thank you for your willingness to be of service.
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