Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Volunteer as a Sighted Runner

LightHouse Fitness Partner Program

I was totally inspired by Scott Jurek's volunteer work with visually-impaired runners. Add this to the endless list of why Scott Jurek is the coolest human being alive... He has helped numerous individuals finish races by being a "sighted runner." I was inspired to follow in his footsteps - and found a local (SF Bay Area) organization that can use our help.

Please consider volunteering! It's as simple as 1-2-3!

How to volunteer:

  1. Complete volunteer registration: http://lighthouse-sf.org/donate/volunteer/ 
  2. Fingerprinting and Background Check: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations (This costs about $20) 
  3. Attend volunteer training: 10:30am - Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102


Quick Info

  • There is a demand for sighted athletes who can walk / run with visually-impaired athletes
  • You will probably be running and/or walking in the city (trails are hard to navigate)
  • You will probably be running with a “lead” rope (see photo)
  • Your schedule is up to YOU and your athlete - once a week, once a month, whatever works for you. You chose where to meet and how often.
  • In addition to individual training, we may organize group hikes and will need volunteers


Have questions?

Justine Harris-Richburgh - Volunteer Coordinator: 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org
Maggie Tides - BayBirds contact: maggietides@gmail.com


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