Volunteer Opportunities

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Kingsport Park & Recreation - Miracle League Volunteers
 
Kingsport Park and Recreation is looking for Buddies for our Miracle League of Kingsport program. The season ranges from April 6th - May 11th. Buddies can do one weekend to all 6 weekends with their buddy. We are reaching out to find interested volunteers in your school. The hours put in can be used towards community service hours for the volunteer buddies.
               
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children and adults with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the job of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for the participants arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. But it is more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system- pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional baseball leagues.
 
If there are any interested volunteers, please reach out to Renee at [email protected] .
 
 
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Local folks to the Tri-Cities area, we have volunteer opportunities available for adults and teens at the Vintage Market Days of the Tri Cities to join me and the non-profit organization I work for, STS Foundation, November 17, 18 and 19th. You will be eligible to use this for your volunteer hours for things like youth group, TN Promise, Key Club, Beta Club, etc. Have a group or individuals that would like to join us? Let me know ASAP and I will get you on the schedule! 
 
Opportunities include Setting up during the days prior to the event, working the shopping bag check area where folks can drop off their purchases to continue shopping, and break down and clean up Sunday after the event ends at 3:00.

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Regional Director
TN, VA, WV, NC, SC, MN

719-238-8840
[email protected]

www.stsfoundation.org

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