We need your help to really make a difference.

People who are at the depths of despair deserve a break, an opportunity, a chance, a LIFT in the right direction. Some were never given hope, never lead, never taught to believe in themselves. We do just that. This program is designed to LIFT people’s confidence, spirits, souls – to be better, do better and to live better.


Your donations are needed to provide healthy snacks, athletic wear (shorts, shirts and shoes), incentives, education and employment assistance, ensure quality program implementation and more. Please consider giving to this extraordinary cause and LIFTing up our most needy.


There are many reasons to volunteer with LIFT - because you care about people's needs, you want to join the fight against homelessness, you want to meet and work with people who share your vision, or you have a talent you can share to help make a difference for people in need in your community. Show more

LIFT relies on the hard work and dedication of volunteers who support our staff and athletes in essential ways. Whether you want to work in direct athlete services or as behind the scenes support, we have a need and place for you.


  • Fitness Instruction
  • Running/ Sports Coaching
  • Blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure screening
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Life coaching
  • Physical therapy assistance
  • Program grocery shopping
  • Encouragement/ motivation giving
  • Development and fundraising assistance
  • Event planning (special events assistance)
  • Administration
  • Blogging/writing
  • Photography
  • Marketing


Corporate Sponsors are essential partners in our mission to help get people back on their feet in our community. We appreciate their financial contributions, participation in our programs, in-kind donations, and year round volunteering. With your company's support, LIFT will help people in need get healthy, motivated and moving forward. Show more

Becoming a corporate sponsor of LIFT Foundation links your company to one of the most reputable, trusted and emerging nonprofits in Hampton Roads. Our corporate sponsorship program offers a range of opportunities to showcase your brand to LIFT supporters as well as the general public in Hampton Roads and beyond.

Opportunities include:

  • Annual Sponsor
  • Program Sponsor
  • Head Coach Sponsor
  • Athlete Sponsor
  • Benefits include:

  • Website: your logo and website link on the LIFT website.
  • Print News and eNews: your logo placement in our regular publications, reaching out to over 3,000 LIFT supporters.
  • LIFT Events: your logo included on event banners & materials

    Do you need hands-on experience in your chosen field? Need a few class credits? Great! LIFT is the internship program for you. Interns are a part of the team. You will work with a lot of dedicated and experienced professionals in the field of fitness, nutrition and human services. Our internship program provides the necessary career training and credits to help with your success.

    Help us put a smile on someone’s face!

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support LIFT Fitness Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LIFT Fitness Foundation. (By the way, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.)

    When you link LIFT Fitness Foundation to your Amazon account, any time you shop at AmazonSmile a donation will be made to our organization.

    Follow these simple steps:

    • Go to AmazonSmile
    • Log in the first time and select LIFT Fitness Foundation as your charity to support; they’ll remember after that.
    • Shop!