Volunteers and "Cornerman" are vital to our boxing
program. Having both allows our fighters to get the most
out of each workout! We are seeking compassionate
volunteers that will add enthusiasm, opportunity, and
an extra layer of safety for our boxers.
A Volunteers role:
A volunteer packet will be provided to anyone interested in committing to our program. The packet includes an overview of Parkinson's Disease and additional resources for further research.
Volunteers will be asked to review safety guidelines in assisting a fighter from a sit to stand position, floor to stand position, and aided ambulation.
Volunteers may be asked to provide stand-by to moderate assistance to anyone demonstrating imbalance while stretching, transitioning, and assistance punching the bags.
Most importantly, volunteers should bring enthusiasm, fun, and compassion for our fighters and give them a feeling of safety and support so that they will push themselves, get the most out of each punch, and want to come back for more!
Volunteers should come dressed comfortably, in gym attire.
Cornermen are typically a family member; spouse, child,
friend or neighbor. They are asked to commit to their
Boxer's weekly work outs to add an extra layer of safety.
Parkinson’s boxing members are entitled to select one designated
care partner, or “cornerman”, who may enjoy the same privileges
as our Parkinson’s class members without any additional cost.
Designated cornermen are welcome to attend Rock Steady events,
boxing classes, support groups.
Complimentary cornerman memberships are not transferrable.
A Designated Cornerman:
Is encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation Class
Must accompany the Parkinson’s boxer who designated them as their
cornerman in order to participate
Will become familiar with Rock Steady Boxing emergency procedures
Will understand that our Parkinson’s boxers are first priority for head
coaches and volunteers
Will agree to follow the same rules and regulations as Rock Steady members