Special Olympics Volunteers
(Special Olympics Ontario)
|Comments||Owen Sound Special Olympics welcomes people interested in supporting sports teams in the Owen Sound area.|
Our fall/winter sports include: swimming, curling, 5 and 10 Pin bowling, rhythmic gymnastics, floor hockey and Nordic Skiing.
Our spring/summer sports include: softball, t-ball and soccer.
|Contact||Hellaina Rothenburg, District Developer, Special Olympics Ontario; Phone: 1-888-333-5515; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||Volunteer Coach: As a volunteer coach with Special Olympics sports, you would support athletes as they learn new skills in a particular sport and support the athlete and their team during competitions. We are looking for volunteers for each sport team offered in the Owen Sound area. For information on local programs, please contact Barbara King, Sport Developer, SOO-Owen Sound, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Non-Coaching Volunteer Positions: We are also looking for individuals who have an interest in being part of our Council - assisting with fundraising, volunteer recruitment, program/sports development.
|More Info Link||owensound.specialolympicsontario.ca/|
|Benefits||Volunteering with Special Olympics is a most rewarding opportunity! Supporting and assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities and being part of their continual growth and success is indeed life-changing!|
|Clients||Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities|
|Ages||14 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||Yes|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups|
|Areas of Interest||Board of Directors ; Committees ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Sports & Coaching ; Enjoys working with individuals with special needs; sees the need for developing and supporting opportunities for individuals with special needs.|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - weekly practices throughout the sport season ; Ideally, commitment would be long term; however, there are always opportunities to assist in one-time events or activities of a shorter time frame.|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; Large Group ; Interaction with athletes can vary--one to one; small group and larger group.|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Afternoon, Evening |
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening
Friday: Afternoon, Evening
Sports teams meet on a weekly basis at various times throughout the week. Our Council meets the third Tuesday of every month.
|Seasons||Year Round ; Sports teams for fall & winter run from September to May (depending on sport); spring/summer sports run from May to August.|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; Accessibility is dependent on facility.|
|Location||Various locations within the community|
|Number of Positions||Grey County: 10 individual(s) ; Owen Sound: 10 individual(s) |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided ; NCCP course for coaching those athletes participating in Provincial Games; on-line volunteer course.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required ; required to sport venue/meetings although car pooling is possible|
|Additional Requirements||Individuals are asked to complete an on-line volunteer application|
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|Organization Name||Special Olympics Ontario|