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Adaptive Sports and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

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Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Area (Below) - Duluth area click here

Contact for all Twin Cities area Sports and Recreation volunteer opportunities: Sue Nyberg, 763-520-0215 or sue.nyberg@couragecenter.org.  Mininimum age for Sports and Recreation volunteers is 16.

Sports and Recreation Internship:  We are currently recruiting for a sports and recreation intern within our adaptive sports and recreation program. For further information, please review the job description.

2014 Volunteer Opportunities in the Twin Cities                             

Power Soccer
Share your soccer experience with wheelchair athletes, ages 7 to 18.  Focus on teamwork, competition and wheelchair/ball drills. 
Dates/times: Sundays, Sept 22–June 8, 12:45–3:15 p.m.
Location: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Golden Valley Campus, gym

Competitive Swim
Coach competitive swimming to athletes with physical disabilities, ages 8 to 19. You will instruct swimmers in racing strokes and turns, race strategy, technique improvement and building endurance. 
Dates/times:  
Sundays, Oct. 13 – June 1, 2:45-5:15 p.m., plus occasional swim meets 
Location:
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Golden Valley Campus, first floor pool

Curling
Assist our participants in the winter sport of adapted curling. Players slide heavy granite “rocks” down a sheet of ice, aiming for a circular target. Expert instruction and equipment will be provided for you.
Dates/times: Sundays, Nov. 10 – April 27, 4:45–7:15 p.m.
Location: Fogarty Curling Arena, 9250 Lincoln St. NE, Blaine 55434

Archery
This archery program features all levels of bow and arrow instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced archers.  Volunteers will help set up/take down equipment, assist participants with instruction and provide encouragement.
Location: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valley, Ground Floor – garage
Spring Session
Tuesdays, March 11–May 13, 6:15-8:45 p.m. for Beginner and Open Shoot
Saturdays, March 15–May 17:
      9:15-11:15 a.m. for Intermediate and Advanced
      11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. for Beginner and Open Shoot

Sports Management Intern
This is an invitation to students to apply for a Sport Management Internship within the Sports and Recreation Department at Courage Center in Minneapolis, MN. Positions for this internship are available for fall, summer and spring semesters. However, the duration of your internship may vary depending on your academic requirements.  Please submit an internship application to Kurt Wiger at Kurt.Wiger@couragecenter.org or Attn: Kurt Wiger, Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422.