2022-23 Goalball Program

Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness

About this Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for 2022-23 Goalball Program at Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for athletes with a visual impairment. Players compete in teams of three, throwing a ball that has bells embedded in it down the court to attempt to score a goal, while their opponents, using their bodies to defend the goal, try to stop the ball from scoring. The ball is thrown by hand and never kicked. All players participate while wearing blindfolds and tactile markings on the court are provided to aid with orientation. Volunteers are needed to assist with setting-up the court, fielding balls, running drills and cleaning up after the program. Practices are held on Fridays from 6-7:30, with additional set up time starting at 5:30.

Location: Dunbar Recreation Center (888 Dunbar Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060) We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Volunteers DO NOT need to have previous experience. If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Internships, People Over 16, People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness
Location: Dunbar Recreation Center (888 Dunbar Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060)
Days: Friday
Times: Evenings

About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.