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Volunteer Registration Process

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer and want more information on how you can contribute, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer_coord@specialolympicsottawa.ca.

Here’s how to apply:

Step 1    Decide what to volunteer for

We are currently looking for volunteers for all sports. Please see the list of available sports on the menu at the left of your screen. 

If you have special skills you think could be of value and don’t see an opportunity that fits, or simply have questions about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer_coord@specialolympicsottawa.ca.  Please be sure to write a clear message, including your name, address, and phone number. 

Step 2       Register as a volunteer

Complete the on-line form on the online registration form on the Special Olympics Ontario website.  You’ll be asked to list what positions you are interested in. This is an on-line registration process with no hard copy (paper) registration required. 

You will be asked to supply two references and you need to ensure you notify your references that Special Olympics Ottawa will be calling them.

Step 3       Complete a Police Records Check

A Police Records check is required for all volunteers working with persons with an intellectual disability.  This process can take up to 8 weeks to complete so apply early.

Download a copy of the Police Records Check request form below.

Complete the Police Records Check form and take it to you local Police station 

There is a fee to apply.  If you do not wish to pay for the Police check download the fee waiver letter below, which will exempt you from the payment of any fees.  The verification process takes longer than if you paid the fee yourself, however please note that we do not reimburse Police Records Check fees.

If you choose to use the fee waiver letter, remember to take it with you to the Police station with your Records Check form.  

Step 4       Send the Police Check to Special Olympics

Remember the Police Records Check can take up to 8 weeks to be processed.  Once the form is returned to you send the completed ORIGINAL form with embossed seal to the address below:

Special Olympics Ontario

65 Overlea Boulevard, Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario

M4H 1P1

Step 5       Special Olympics Ontario Assigns Your Volunteer Number   

Once the Provincial office receives the Police Records check you will be assigned a volunteer number, which will be forwarded to the Ottawa Volunteer Coordinator who will contact you.

Step 6       Find your passion in your volunteer work and don't forget to have fun!

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