Thank you for your interest in volunteering for GLASA! As a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports, clinics, camps and special events for youth, adults and injured military with a primary physical or visual impairment, GLASA relies on the generosity of volunteers to help make the programs and events a success!
Throughout the year, GLASA offers its athletes and participants a variety of programs and special events. Below you will find a listing of programs and special events that are held throughout the year.
Click on the button below to see our current volunteer opportunities and sign up.
*Please adhere to the age and experience guidelines for each sport/event.*
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, email [email protected].
Featured Special Event(s):
Wheelchair Football Tournament
Dates: August 12-14, 2022
Location: College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
GLASA is proud to have a team in the USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL) made possible by the Bob Woodruff Foundation NFL grant. Formed in 2020, the USAWFL is the first of its kind football league for adults with disabilities to reach their highest potential through a competitive, fast-paced, team sport. The USAWFL brings together highly trained coaches with passionate athletes, building skills and inspiring athletes to excel both on and off the field through teamwork, dedication, and resilience. GLASA will host the first tournament of 2022 where seven USAWFL teams from across the country will compete. Teams include Birmingham, Buffalo, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas, Milwaukee and of course Chicago’s GLASA Bears!
Volunteers are needed for logistics, score keepers, team check-in, stats keepers, and more. Must be 14+.
Where: College of Lake County (19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030). The back up location in case of adverse weather is the Canlan Sports Complex in Libertyville (1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048).
When: August 13-14th
Twilight 5K Run, Walk and Roll
Date: September 10, 2022
Location: Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL
This annual event is a fun race through the beautiful streets of Lake Forest for both able-bodied and adaptive participants. The Children’s Fun Run kicks off the evening followed by the 5K and a post-party with food, drinks and music. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including registration, logistics, course marshals, decoration, food and beverage servers and more. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. No prior experience is necessary, all training will take place on site.