Southern West Virginia faces many economic and health challenges. Through our Community Captains program and with the partnerships and sponsors within the communities Active SWV serves, we can help people overcome common barriers that prevent them from leading active and healthy lives. Community Captains break down barriers to physical activity by leading free activities for locals in their own hometowns.
what is a community captain?
Do you want to be a champion in your community, encouraging others to lead healthier, more active lives, all while having fun? Then becoming a Community Captain may be the perfect fit for you. Community Captains help remove barriers that prevent community members from being active by providing free physical activity programs in their communities.
Activities range from walks, hikes, tai chi, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, water aerobics, and more. Activities depend on the interests of each Community Captain, along with the resources available in their local area. You can find free Community Captain led programs on the Active SWV Events Calendar.
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community captains of the month
November’s Community Captains of the month, Mary, Liz, and Greg Rahall Mary Rahall is a native of southern West Virginia, a former athlete and avid runner, as well as an
Be like Becky, become an Active SWV Community Captain! Congratulations to our October Community Captain of the month, Becky Mahlburg! We sat down with Becky to learn more about her
September Community Captain of the Month Kate Armentrout For the month of September, the Community Captain of the Month honor goes to Active SWV’s own Development Director, Kate Armentrout! Read
Meet Active SWV’s August Community Captains of the Month! Samantha and Eric Cameron come from Victor, WV. They both grew up in the area and have stayed, and now help
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building program awareness
Active SWV promotes Community Captain programs using four methods:
Want to become a Community Captain?
Every Community Captain receives leadership training designed specifically to help them confidently lead a physical activity program. Training includes CPR and First Aid certification, one-on-one program development, social media training, and ongoing support and encouragement from the Active SWV team. Additional professional training and certifications will be offered as each program grows.
Send applications to:
Community Captain Director,
Email: [email protected]