Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, provides year-round sports, clinics, camps, and special events for people with a primary physical or visual impairment. GLASA enhances quality of life by removing barriers, raising expectations, setting goals and achieving success!

GLASA programs include, but are not limited to: Air Rifle, Boccia, Tennis, Track & Field, Power Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Sled Ice Hockey, Swimming, Kayaking, Goalball for the Visually Impaired, Water Skiing, Yoga and more.

GLASA depends on volunteers, fundraising, private donations, grants and corporate donations in order to operate.

Make a difference! Donate your time and talents to GLASA!

Current Opportunities at Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time, Paid)

About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to “Let No One Sit on the Sidelines” and operates with a mission to promote and support the development and well-being of physically disabled youth, adults and veterans by providing inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities.  GLASA also offers opportunities for empowerment though education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

To learn more about Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association. please visit:

The Opportunity
GLASA is seeking a detail-oriented Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for recruiting volunteers for the various opportunities within the organization. This position is part-time (15 hours per week on average) and can be performed remotely except for special events and programs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers
  • Collecting volunteer information, availabilities, and skills
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of volunteers and opportunities
  • Using marketing tools such as outreach, social media, e-mails and volunteer databases
  • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities
  • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the necessary training
  • Communicating with all staff members on volunteer opportunities available
  • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work
  • Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to the public
  • Coordinates volunteer recognition and appreciation events and activities
  • Attends community events for recruitment of volunteers


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. A degree in business management, human resources or related field is a plus
  • Experience in volunteering and recruitment is preferred
  • Proficient computer skills necessary. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, i.e. Outlook and Excel strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong organization and team-building skills are key to success in this role
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be on site coordinating volunteers at GLASA events, including Great Lakes Games, Twilight, Gala, monthly visits to weekly programs and other special events as needed
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and encourage others

    To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to  No phone calls or recruiters please.
Type: Hot Opportunity
Good For: Adults
Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings


GLASA has many volunteer opportunities for special events and on-going weekly adaptive sports programs.  To learn more, go to  Must be 14+.

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Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings
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