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Help us get one more person onto the playing field.


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SPORTS TRANSFORM

Help us get one more person onto the playing field.

 

VOLUNTEER

Special Olympics Southern California would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. They are on the sports field guiding the athletes through drills. They are behind the scenes ensuring events run properly. And they are giving and receiving more high fives and hugs than they can count.

OPPORTUNITIES


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Day of Event Volunteers (Inside of Sports and Outside of Sports)

This is by far our most popular way of volunteering. It gives those with limited time or who are new to Special Olympics a way to volunteer without making more than a one day commitment. There are day of event opportunities inside of a sports environment (at a competition) or outside of a sports environment (at a fundraising or outreach event).


Volunteer for a Day

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Inside of Sports Volunteers

Volunteer on a regular basis inside a sports environment. Become a coach and help train the athletes or plan a sports competition. The time commitment varies by position.

Following is the list of Inside of Sports volunteer positions:


Special Olympics Southern California would not exist today without the energy and enthusiasm of its Head Coaches (age 18 years and older), Coaches (age 18 years and older), and Sports Assistants (age 14 years and older). Coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth.


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A Games Management Team (GMT) member is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the assigned functional area within the event. The GMT member may be responsible for training and leading a team of volunteers.
Requirement:
- Age 18 and over with a valid driver’s license
- Attend all in person meetings and conference calls.
- Volunteer the day(s) of at the event. Hours will vary by event and volunteer role (with possibility that there may be pre event planning days as required)
Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form
If Approved:
- Submit an Online Volunteer Application that will include a background check and online Protective Behaviors Training course
- Attend General Volunteer Orientation
- Re-certification required every 3 years


POSITION DESCRIPTION


To express interest in this position, please visit the Volunteer Interest website, select Inside of Sports, and complete the form.


VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM

A Sports Clinician is responsible for conducting group training sessions and presenting sport specific training curriculum to volunteer coaches for the purpose of meeting certification requirements. They help execute the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Coaches Education Plan by maintaining a current understanding of rules and best practices associated with coaching a specific sport. A Sports Clinician may be asked to serve as a member of the SOSC Sports Development Team to help formulate the SOSC Coaches Education Plan.
Requirement:
- Age 18 and over with a valid driver’s license
- Attend all in person meetings and conference calls.
- Volunteer the day(s) of at the event. Hours will vary by event and volunteer role (with possibility that there may be pre event planning days as required
Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form
If Approved:
- Submit an Online Volunteer Application that will include a background check and online Protective Behaviors Training course
- Attend General Volunteer Orientation
- Re-certification required every 3 years


VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM


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Outside of Sports Volunteers

Volunteer on a regular basis outside of a sports environment. Help us plan fundraising events, provide administrative support at one of our offices, serve on a local leadership team, provide marketing and communications support, and move our mission forward in many other ways. Time commitment varies by position.


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Internships

If you're an enthusiastic self-starter who works independently and you have excellent organizational and communication skills, join the Special Olympics team as an intern. Internships are available across many departments throughout Southern California. Some of the internships offered include marketing & communications, special events, volunteer management, and more.


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MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Testimonials

On April 19, 2015, Ticky Gorin was honored by Special Olympics Orange County with the Outstanding Volunteer Award.