Special Olympics BC

Theme: Health and Wellness and Recreation / Outdoor Education
Location: Kelowna
Age Group: Early Years, Elementary, Secondary, and Adult

Position Description

Candidates have the option to support Special Olympics BC with one of the three areas:

1) Health Education – support the health aspect of our organization by delivering our healthy athletes’ information to athletes and volunteers. This would be meant for candidates with a health-related background to take part in.

2) Inclusive Schools – support our Inclusive Schools program by introducing it to schools around the Okanagan area. Our inclusive schools’ program focuses on getting students with an intellectual disability to feel more accepted within their school while also building on their physical activity opportunities through unified sport.

3) Sports Programs – volunteer at a program in your local community during your placement and learn the benefits that Special Olympics can have on athletes and volunteers first hand.

Expected hours Depends on area selected // hours to be discussed with partner
# of placements 3
French possible? No
Online possible? Yes, can accommodate online experience


Organization Information

Special Olympics BC offers opportunities to train and compete in 18 sports through year-round programs and local, provincial, national, and international competitions. Through these sports, the athletes gain more than just physical benefits from improved health and athletic abilities. Through their participation, they develop social skills and friendships while experiencing the joy of achieving goals and increasing their self-esteem.

Please contact Leanne Kelly at lkelly@specialolympics.bc.ca to learn more about Special Olympics BC or to ask any questions you may have about the organization or opportunity!

Special Olympics BC Website