Volunteers needed for iCan Shine
iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle using adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. Takoma Park is running an iCan Shine Bike Camp July 6-10 at Takoma Academy, 8120 Carroll Ave., and needs volunteers to help out.
The camp, which involves 75-minute sessions of instruction every day for five days, uses volunteer spotters who work with the same camper each day, in the same 75-minute time slot. Prior to each session there will be a 15 minute briefing for the volunteers on the camper’s progress and needs. Spotters run alongside the bike encouraging the rider by cheering and giving instructions. Volunteers must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Be able to attend 90 minutes at the same time each of the five days of camp (15 minutes of training/briefing, 75 minute riding session
- Be able to provide physical, emotional and motivational support to assigned rider
- Be able and willing to get some exercise (light jogging/running) for a great cause!
For more information, contact lucyn@ takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7235.
This article appeared in the July 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.