Allied Running Club Volunteers
Volunteer Opportunity Summer 2015:
Fleet Feet Sports is looking for high school, college-age students and others to volunteer their time to help out with Allied Running Club this summer!
The Allied Drive Neighborhood is one of Madison’s most under-resourced and diverse communities. It is common for residents to have limited access to employment, health care, childcare and transportation. Allied has the highest concentration of needy families in the county, and ¼ of its 1,350 children live in poverty. This is a neighborhood with well documented challenges in regard to health, crime, drugs and safety.
About the Program: Allied Running Club
is a non-profit summer program run by Fleet Feet Sports Madison & Sun Prairie with the help of Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR)
staff. Allied Running Club aims to fight childhood obesity and promote a healthy, active lifestyle, by educating kids about their bodies and helping them to train for a 4x400m relay race
(NEW THIS YEAR!) as well as for a one mile goal race
on Thursday, August 13th.
About the Practices:
We will meet with kids twice per week at Malborough Park
off of Apache Drive in Madison, WI. General practice will consist of warm-up drills, speed and agility exercises, workout, and cool-down. Some days may have a specific focus such as strength training, relays, yoga, endurance, power, or sprint-work.
Educational Component: We will have a 15-30 minute lesson plan each practice educating kids on each of the different body systems, and other topics such as nutrition and goal setting.
Benefits of Volunteering: Aside from the rewarding experience that comes with volunteering for the program, it is an excellent resume builder and is a great way to give back to the community. If you are considering a future career in coaching, teaching, or related to Kinesiology/Exercise Sports Sciences, this is a great opportunity for you to gain experience with a different demographic of kids.
Summer Volunteer Program Dates/Time Commitment:
Days: Every Tuesday and/or Thursday
Time Commitment: From 10:00AM-11:30AM
Starts: June 23rd | Ends: August 13th
Race Day Volunteer Date/Time Commitment:
Thursday August 13, 2015: From 8:00am-12:30pm
Sign Up to Volunteer:
Call: Fleet Feet Madison: 608-833-9999 | Fleet Feet Sun Prairie: 608-834-9999
If you know of anyone else who would be interested in volunteering some time this summer to motivate and help coach kids, please continue to forward this message along. Preference is to have consistent volunteers, but we will take all the help we can get. Consistent volunteers will be able to have more leadership opportunities within the program. We will also accept volunteers who can only help out for the time trials day and/or race day in mid-August. Thank You!