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Special Olympics Ontario

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Andrea Siegman
Volunteer Lead
Special Olympics Ontario

P.O. Box 23119
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2A 4E2

TEL: (613) 860-6184

E-mail: volunteer_coord@specialolympicsootawa.ca

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People with disabilities or medical conditions

Special Olympics Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competitive opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability. As part of the international Special Olympics movement, the Ottawa District Community of Special Olympics Ontario is committed to providing much needed physical education programs to more than 600 local athletes. Our programs are operated by over 250 dedicated volunteers.

http://ottawa.specialolympicsontario.ca/

Volunteer Opportunities

Purpose:
To maintain and monitor the financial transactions and records of the Community.

Qualifications:
● Some bookkeeping or accounting experience
● Demonstrated capabilities and trustworthiness in financial management
● Ability to create financial statements and budgets and to monitor day to day financial transactions
● Computer and email access is strongly recommended

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Attend all community council meetings and give a financial report including transactions and balance for that period. Submit a written report to be attached to minutes
● Complete year end financial statement and submit to your Provincial Staff Representative during the month of July
● Maintain accurate financial record of the Community’s transactions, including receipts and bank statements
● Act as one of three signing authorities within the Community.
● Issues cheques for volunteer expenses
● Act as a resource to Community volunteers on all financial matters.
● Ensure that proper financial accountability is maintained within the Community and that SOO’s financial policies are adhered to
● With the assistance of the Head Coaches, Community Coordinator and Sport Technical Coordinator (if applicable), prepare and submit all applications for grants to the Provincial office
● With the assistance of the Community Coordinator, Executive Members, and Head Coaches prepare the annual budget for the community
● Review and be familiar with sections 1,2,4,6,12,16 and 18 on the information portal
● Maintain Special Olympics e-mail address that is provided to you if applicable

Time Requirement:
● Two to five hours per week is the estimated time line

Duration of Position:
● Two-year term or as per Community by-laws
Accountability
● To work in cooperation with the Community Council and with the membership
● To submit reports as required to the Provincial Office of Special Olympics Ontario

Orientation and Training:
● Orientation and Training is available through the outgoing Treasurer, and with the Provincial Staff Representative
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 13, 2018
Court Set-up (pre-event) - Thursday, July 12
Volunteers will assist the Logistic team to set up for the event. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes for safety.

Court Tear Down - Saturday, July 14
Volunteers may be assigned to various areas of the site. The Logistics Committee will lead and assist with tear down. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes for safety.

Site Tear Down and Clean up - Saturday, July 14
Volunteers may be assigned to various areas of the site. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes for safety, bring appropriate gloves if desired.

Shifts:
Court Set up (Thursday shift only) 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM 8 volunteers

Court Tear Down (Saturday evening) 4:00 PM - 08:30 PM 17 volunteers

Site Tear Down and Clean up Bar-Beach 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 25 volunteers
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 11, 2018
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is looking for an assistant to work alongside our Treasurer.

Purpose:
To maintain and monitor the financial transactions and records of the Community.

Qualifications:
-Some bookkeeping or accounting experience
-Demonstrated capabilities and trustworthiness in financial management
-Ability to create financial statements and budgets and to monitor day to day financial transactions
-Computer and email access is strongly recommended

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Maintain accurate financial record of the Community’s transactions, including receipts and bank statements
-Act as signing authorities within the Community
-Issue cheques for volunteer expenses
-Act as a resource to Community volunteers on all financial matters
-Ensure that proper financial accountability is maintained within the Community and that SOO’s financial policies are adhered to
-With the assistance of the Head Coaches, Community Coordinator, prepare and submit all applications for grants to the Provincial office
-With the assistance of the Community Coordinator, Executive Members, and Head Coaches prepare the annual budget for the community
-Maintain Special Olympics e-mail address that is provided to you

Time Requirement:
Two to five hours per week is the estimated time line

Duration of Position:
Two-year term or as per Community by-laws

Accountability:
-To work in cooperation with the Community Council and with the membership
-To submit reports as required to the Provincial Office of Special Olympics Ontario

Orientation and Training:
-Orientation and Training is available through the outgoing Treasurer, and with the Provincial Staff Representative
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 10, 2018
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties related to volunteer registration and providing information to new volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will liaise with the Volunteer Lead to determine program needs. This is an operational role and attendance at monthly meetings is not required. Excellent organizational and computer skills required, as well as access to a computer.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
The Program Liaison will be the main point of contact between the Ottawa Special Olympics Council and the programs. Volunteers are required to have access to a vehicle as this role involves monthly visits to program sites to collect feedback and liaise with sport program volunteers and coaches.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is looking for someone to join their Public Relations team as a Social Media Guru. The candidate must be good with designing creative and fun posters to promote Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa's events and organization on our social media platforms.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is seeking experienced photographers to attend fundraising events, sport competitions and practices to capture images of our athletes and volunteers.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 5, 2018
Mud Hero Overview:

Created and perfected over the past four years by the wonderful team at Crazy Canucks Events, Mud Hero is the most fun you’ll ever have covered head-to-toe in mud. Take on the muddiest run challenge ever and crank your adrenaline as you push yourself and your fellow Heroes to the finish line, smiling every inch of the way. Finally, celebrate your achievement with other mud-lovers and spectators at the post-race Mud Bash, with a barbecue, bevies, live music and more. If you’re up for having fun and getting your hands muddy, this is the event for you!

Want to be part of the Mud Hero experience, but don't really want to take on the six kilometer course? Volunteering at our events puts you right in the middle of the action – and helps us put on the best events possible for our muddy participants! Volunteering is a great way to earn your community hours, celebrate with friends and support an incredible cause. Cheer on the Mud Heroes – without getting dirty!

Perks of volunteering (full-day) include:
• A free Mud Hero t-shirt
• $50 gift card to our Mud Mall, the merchandise booth!
• Free lunch
• Free parking

Roles:

Registration
If you’re a people person and you don’t get stressed out over large crowds then we need YOU to help us with registration! Processing over 5,000 people quickly and efficiently is what makes our events a success. In the registration tent you’ll be paired up with a buddy and together the two of you will make sure the participant is who they say there are (check id or quiz them on their stats), administer their race package (bib and timing chip) and find the appropriate size of Mud Hero t-shirt.

Gear Bag Check
Some people like to be prepared for anything, but no Mud Hero wants their gear bag dragging them down as they speed through our obstacles. That’s where you come in. We need you to keep a watchful eye over the Mud Hero’s bags while they’re out on course. Pretty simple really, you trade them their bag for a ticket and once their done, they trade you back. This job will take up most of you day, but we will definitely make sure you get a break! Please note that proceeds from bag check go directly to Special Olympics Ottawa so be sure to ask each and every runner who stops by for a donation!

Finish Line Ambassador
This is a job for our most enthusiastic volunteers. As the Mud Heroes cross the finish line, totally spent and covered in mud, you’ll shepherd them away, while rewarding them with a really cool Mud Hero finisher’s medal. At the end of an event like this, most people have very little oxygen in their brain and many require a helping hand to comprehend the simplest of instructions. You’ll need to be patient with them. As long as Heroes are finishing, we’ll need you.

Hydration Engineer (Feed Zone)
This job is crucial to keeping the participants hydrated and performing at their best. We’ll station you and 3 others at the halfway point on the course where you’ll handout out water. It’s simple really, fill the cups half full and hand them to the Mud Heroes as they pass by. You’ll be here from the start of the first wave to just after the start of the last so make sure you’re well dressed with plenty of sun screen.

Fun Police (Course Marshal)
It’s all fun and games…but sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. We need your help to make sure the Mud Heroes stay on course and stay safe. As a course marshal, you will be tasked with making sure things go smoothly out on the course. If someone takes a spill, you’ll be there to make sure they’re ok and if needed, radio one of our first aid personnel for a little TLC. You’ll also be in charge of keeping the Heroes motivated, aka cheering them on! You’ll be out on course all day, but don’t worry; you’ll be back in time to take in some of the Mud Bash.

Shift Times:
Saturday, June 2 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday, June 3 – 9:30am – 1:30pm
Location: COMMANDO PAINTBALL
4565 Dunning Road,
Ottawa ON
K4B 1J1
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018