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Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

Over the past 40 years Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world's largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation , Disabled



Special Olympics Ontario
65 Overlea Boulevard, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M4H1P1

Special Olympics Ontario url http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/

Special Olympics Ontario Phone Number 416-447-8326

Special Olympics Ontario Email address glennm@specialolympicsontario.com



Volunteer Information for Special Olympics Ontario

What services does your organization provide?
Sport training and competition opportunities to individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.


Do you have any age requirements?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age.
Youth wishing to volunteer may do so at the age of 14, youth must be supervised by adult volunteers.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
French is an asset in some communities


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Time commitment varies by role. Coaching roles may range from 1 to 3 hours per week in the sport season plus competition days.
Administrative roles can range from 2 to 4hours per week


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
Volunteers are required to complete an application form and provide 2 references. Applicants will be asked to provide an original police records check with vulnerable sector check completed within 6 months of application. The Police records check will be kept by Special Olympics Onntario and cannot be returned.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Sport specific knowledge is requested for coaching roles
Administrative roles require organizational skills, some computer knowledge and may require specific skills dependant on the role (ie. treasurer)


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Special Olympics Ontario in Cornwall is seek volunteers to fill various administrative roles on it's community Council. These positions include Community Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary etc. Information on the Various Community Council roles can be found at
http://info.specialolympicsontario.ca/programs-policies-procedures/6-0---community-councils/6-0-2---community-council-job-description


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Special Olympics Ontario offers role specific training for various council positions through it's E-Learning site. Additionally, coaches are encouraged to complete NCCP training offered through Special Olympics Ontario.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Sport training for athletes diagnosed with intellectual disabilities
Administrative roles in offering and overseeing the programs offered in the community


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Special Olympics Ontario?
Special Olympics Ontario volunteers claim that their volunteer time is rewarding. The athletes display genuine appreciation for the opportunities afforded to them.


Do you accept high school students?
Volunteers under 18 years of age are welcome. these volunteers must be supervised by an adult volunteer at all times.




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