Team Positions

Purpose: To experience the value of working as a team member within the BEYOND LIMITS: Awaken Your Potential AT Adventure. You will be part of a large team of volunteers that accepts the challenges to all members to use their unique skills to achieve a seemingly impossible goal. The work could require as little as one hour up to six months of time commitment, depending on the role(s) you wish to perform.


Trail Hiker

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Key Responsibilities: *Wilderness First Responder training would be an asset.

  • Must be able to carry Dr. J at least 8 to 10 minutes at a time before switching hikers (must be fit enough to carry 100 lbs plus carrier). Some hikers may not carry Dr. J during the hike.
  • Assist with hiking wheelchair.
  • General support of other hikers.

Length of Appointment: Minimum 2 week deployment.

Requirements:

  • You should have your own shoes, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothing, etc.

Hospitality Hiker

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Key Responsibilities:*Wilderness First Responder training would be an asset.

  • Dr. J’s level of independence requires her to seek help with mobility support.
  • General support of other hikers.

Length of Appointment: Minimum 2 week deployment.

Requirements:

  • You should have your own shoes, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothing, etc.

Trail Support

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Key Responsibilities: Here’s a sample of possible tasks.

Picking someone up at the airport or bus station, taking people to get a shower, picking stuff up at the post office, running to get supplies, slack packing, put people up at their house, give people a meal, etc.

Length of Appointment: Depends on the task. Minimum an hour, virtually no maximum.


The Right Stuff: A few things every team member should have.

Because nothing is stronger than the Human Spirit.

  • Looking for a challenge.
  • An experienced camper.
  • A “people person.”
  • Humble and not a “hot head.”
  • Good with dogs.
  • Able to make decisions.
  • Able to handle a crisis and adapt.
  • A good communicator.
  • A problem-solver.
  • Open-minded, with a sense of humor.
  • Someone with the heart of a learner, a follower and a server.
  • Willing to take personal initiative to improve.
  • Open to other ideas. Don’t always have to be right.
  • Able to work with a combination of perseverance and patience.
  • Appreciative of teamwork and able to switch between being a leader and a follower.
  • Willing to learn and accept criticism.
  • Supportive of others by treating all as peers.
  • Sufficiently confident to focus on the needs of the team and not just personal needs.
  • Understanding and knowing there is a goal set and sometimes it will hurt.
  • Realizing it’s point A to point B, and you have to get Dr. J to the next stop.

Takeaways

  • Transformational life changing experience.
  • A huge celebration of how everyone went BEYOND their LIMITS.  
  • A memento of the hike.