Volunteer as a Fitness Partner and Help Others Get Moving

Alicia Torres, dressed in a wildly colored costumed, at this year’s Bay to BreakersAlicia Torres is an East Bay native with low vision who truly enjoys leading an active lifestyle. With two adorable cats and a full social calendar, Alicia can often be found walking beautiful Lake Merritt or breaking a sweat at the gym. She told us, “I want to stay agile. Recently I tripped and almost fell, and I feel that the exercise I’ve done, especially building strength in my legs, really helped me to catch myself. I want to do even more in this area. Having a Fitness Partner would help a great deal, especially making sure I’m using equipment safely.”

Like Alicia, many LightHouse students are also interested in finding sighted gym buddies, hiking partners and weekend getaway drivers, especially if you reside or are willing to travel to East and North Bay areas. Those with available time during the weekend and early weekday evenings are also needed, and the process to sign on to our Fitness Partner Program couldn’t be simpler.

Do you have specific gifts or talents waiting to be tapped?

As the LightHouse grows, so does our need for specialized volunteers with diverse and expanded backgrounds and experiences. For example, right now we are looking for those with knowledge in ASL and braille to volunteer.

To find out more contact Justine Harris-Richburgh, Volunteer Engagement Specialist, at volunteer@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7320. Get a head start and complete your volunteer registration. Visit https://lighthouse-sf.org/donate/volunteer/ and select REGISTER.