Volunteering


How Can I Volunteer?
  • Volunteer as a coach
  • Volunteer for a local sports club or in your community
  • Volunteer on a Council
  • Volunteer with a Special Olympics program
  • Volunteer at major competitions and sporting events!
To get started please visit the Special Olympics Ontario volunteer portal.

http://volunteer.specialolympicsontario.ca/home



Who Can Volunteer?

Special Olympics volunteers should have the following attributes:

  • enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • high integrity, are passionate about helping others, and believe in the vision of Special Olympics Ontario
  • interested in assisting in the growth of Special Olympics in the Ottawa area and making a difference in the lives of others

Benefits   

  • Have the opportunity to experience and help athletes with an intellectual disability achieve their goals and reach their full potential
  • Improve your coaching and/or administrative skills
  • Meet new people and contacts
  • Participate in recognition events
  • Pursue training and continuing education
  • Stay active in sport
  • Use your skills to help others
  • Add meaningful experience to your resume

What do the volunteer opportunities involve?   

Program volunteers and coaches:

  • provide training for athletes in any of our different sports
  • work with athletes to improve basic motor skills and teach sport-specific skills
  • prepare athletes for competitions
  • commit about 1-2 hours weekly
  • commit some weekends for competitions
  • Be a part of athletes achieving their goals and capture the spirit of Special Olympics!

Please refer to the coaches page for more details on various volunteer positions.

Event Volunteering

  • Experience the energy of a Special Olympics event!
  • Spend an exciting day at a competition timing races, measuring long jumps, serving lunches, fundraising, and much more!

Administrative Volunteer

  • Share your expertise and talents on a planning committee
  • Gain new leadership and organizational skills, or utilize your creative side in organizing on a fund raising event or competition
  • Gain skills in fundraising, budgets, planning, coordinating and much more…

Other

We also welcome volunteers with professional skills that can help us match possible needs in the organization:

  • Photographers
  • Singers
  • Graphic designers
  • Medical Experts
  • etc…