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Pennsylvania
Berks County

Volunteering

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.

Volunteer Coordinator:

 

Jon Rodriguez
Email:
sobcvolunteer@aol.com

 

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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about volunteering

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  1. How do I get involved?
  2. Where can I find the proper people to talk to?
  3. Why doesn't Special Olympics have a contact number in the phone book?
  4. Who is qualified to help?
  5. What would it involve?
  6. When would I be needed?

How do I get involved
Contact Jon Rodriguez - Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail sobcvolunteer@aol.com


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Where can I find the proper people to talk to?
Contact Deb Albitz - County Manager
(610) 921-3236
E-mail sopbcmgr@yahoo.com


Fax

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Who is qualified to help?

It would be easier to say who isn't. Everyone from high school age to
grandma and grandpa.

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What would it involve?

That is up to the individual person. It could be just a one day event
volunteer to joining the management team. If you would be interested in
coaching that is also available.

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When would I be needed?

Special olympics is a year round sports program. Consisting of 9 sports.
Any participation from a volunteer would helpful and greatly appreciated.
It is an individuals choice.

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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 RAISING EVENT
(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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