Special Olympics BC

Program Volunteer

Theme: Community Service, Health and Wellness, and Recreation / Outdoor Education
Location: Multiple Locations and Kelowna
Age Group: Elementary, Secondary, and Adult
Expected Hours: Depends on area selected // hours to be discussed with partner
Number of Placements: 10
Preferred Candidate Stream: Either
Language: English and French

Position Description

The candidate will be able to work with athletes with an intellectual disability at the sport of the students choosing. At these sports, the head coach will let the student know what their tasks are for the hour session. Usually, our program volunteers are just there to support the supervision of athletes and encourage them throughout! If sport or working with a special population is an interest to you, this is the opportunity for you!

We may also have opportunities outside of Kelowna (surrounding areas – Vernon, Summerland, Penticton, Salmon Arm, etc). In addition to those, there may also be an option to support us with some initiatives outside of working specifically with athletes like our school sport program or youth programs.

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.

Special Olympics BC Website