“A KEEN parent once told me that the time I spend with his child is a gift to his child, but the truth is I am the one getting a gift!” KEEN coach

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In addition to working with some great kids and young adults with disabilities, KEEN volunteers, or “coaches,” meet a variety of interesting community-minded people. Volunteering for KEEN is fun and offers opportunities for occasional participation, regular involvement, and leadership. Volunteers don't need any prior experience working with disabled individuals – KEEN provides training prior to each session. Coaches don't need to be athletic, either. Our athletes will love you just as you are!

KEEN’s programs are structured so that each volunteer is assigned one program participant, or “athlete.” A coach’s job is to help athletes take part in different sports activities and to have a good time. Just before the athletes arrive and the session begins, coaches receive a profile with details about their athlete’s abilities as well as helpful coaching hints for that particular athlete.

In addition to coaching individual athletes, KEEN volunteers have the opportunity to become a member of our Coaches Committee. This group plans and directs all KEEN activities, and provides a rewarding opportunity for leadership within KEEN.


Individuals/Young Professionals from surrounding areas are the core of KEEN’s volunteer base. KEEN offers three types of Coaching Opportunities:

Coaching Committee Members: Our elite group of coaches who are interested in a higher level of engagement with KEEN - this is our internship opportunity.

Volunteer Coach: Valuable member of Team KEEN. Coaches 1x per month. 

General Volunteer: Attends sessions and coaches as needed, helps out with KEEN special events.

The rewards from interaction with athletes and the other volunteers make our coaches want to come back, time and again.


Watch this video to learn about becoming a great KEEN Coach!


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To become a KEEN Volunteer, click here.

Watch this video from LA Works to see how Los Angeles Volunteers make a difference!