Volunteer / Coach Barrie & Area

(Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie, Barrie - No Physical Address)

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Position ID: V-MID0515 Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 Last Full Update: 13 Aug 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactHellaina Rothenburg, District Developer, Special Olympics Ontario; Phone: 1-888-333-5515 ext 276; Email: hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com
DutiesVolunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.
More Info Linkbarrie.specialolympicsontario.ca/
BenefitsVolunteers find it extremely rewarding to work with Special Olympics athletes, who exhibit true sportsmanship and celebrate all levels of success on and off the playing field.
ClientsAthletes with an intellectual disability.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Training Programs) ; Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Sports & Coaching ; Sport-specific knowledge is desirable but not necessary. An ability to work well with people of all abilities is most important.
Commitment LengthLong-term commitment to weekly sessions in the sport season.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Small Group; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening 
Tuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening 
Friday: Evening 
Saturday: Morning 
Sunday: Morning
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsBarrie: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - Volunteers have access to coach education training.
TransportationVolunteer is responsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Screening required
Agency Details
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Organization NameSpecial Olympics Ontario - Barrie, Barrie - No Physical Address
Toll Free Phone1-888-333-5515, ext 276