There are many
opportunities with Special Olympics.
Commitments can range from being one-day timers and athletic escorts at local and state competitions to becoming involved as organizers, fundraisers and officials.
Coaches provide basic athletic instruction. The time commitment for coaching usually lasts for a specific sport season (at least 8 weeks), possibly culminating in a trip to a higher level of competition. Another great chance for sports enthusiasts is to join a Unified Sports team or become a Unified Sports partner.
Management team members assist year-round with the daily operation of their local program. These teams provide everything from fundraising and finances to sport selection and public relations.
Some of the many ways you can help are listed below. Please take the time to check them out. Every little bit helps.
Sixty Ways You Can Help
|BE A COACH||DRIVE A TRUCK|
|WRITE A NEWS STORY||MAKE A BUDGET|
|STUFF ENVELOPES||MAKE A SLIDE PRESENTATION|
|MAKE A SIGN||BE A SCOREKEEPER|
|ENTER DATA IN A COMPUTER||BUILD AN AWARDS STAND|
|DISTRIBUTE LUNCHES AT EVENTS||TELEPHONE AGENCIES|
|BE A TRAINER OF COACHES||BE AN EVENT DIRECTOR|
|BE A SPEAKER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS||PRINT TICKETS|
|SERVE COFFEE TO COACHES AND PARENTS||WORK AT AN INFORMATION TABLE|
|CHAIR A COMMITTEE||SPONSOR AN EVENT|
|BE A TIMER||MAKE A SCHEDULE|
|GIVE AWARDS TO ATHLETES||REGISTER ATHLETES|
|BE A BUDDY||TELEPHONE VOLUNTEERS|
|BLOW UP BALLOONS||MAKE AN INFORMATION DISPLAY|
|BE A CHAPERONE||SERVE ON A COMMITTEE|
|DRIVE A BUS||TEACH A GAME|
|PROVIDE MEDICAL SUPPORT||MAKE NAME TAGS|
|BE A HUGGER||BRING YOUR BAND|
|RUN A FUND
(must have prior approval)
|DEMONSTRATE A SKILL|
|DISTRIBUTE EQUIPMENT||PAY SOME MAILING COSTS|
|OPERATE A WALKIE, TALKIE||LEAD SOME CHEERS|
|BE A CLOWN||BE AN ANNOUNCER|
|REGISTER VOLUNTEERS||SELL SOUVENIRS|
|PRINT A FLYER||SING, DANCE|
|BE A PHOTOGRAPHER||CLEAN-UP AFTER AN EVENT|
|DRAW A MAP||PUT UP SIGNS|
|WRITE A PRESS RELEASE||FILE|
|WORK ON SOUND SYSTEM||MAKE EVENT CARDS|
|SET UP TABLES AND CHAIRS||TELEPHONE AGENCIES|
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