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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 record and document written communication pertaining to the business of the Community Council.

Qualifications:
● Good written communication skills
● Ability to record minutes from meetings.
● Computer skills
● Self-directed and good organization skills.
● Access to computer and internet strongly recommended.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Record and transcribe all minutes of Community Council and Executive meetings.
● Distribute minutes and other relevant information as required to the community volunteers in advance of each meeting.
● Forward a copy of all the minutes to the Provincial Staff Representative.
● Maintain files of minutes, correspondence etc., on the community’s behalf.
● Book meeting rooms and arrange for refreshments if necessary.
● Correspond with Community volunteers, the Provincial office and others as
required on behalf of the community.
● Upon vacating the position all files etc. must be passed on to the new
secretary.
● Review and be familiar with sections 1,3,6,13 and 18 of the information portal.
● Maintain Special Olympics e-mail address that is provided to you if applicable

Time Requirement:
Two hours per week is the estimated time commitment.

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 ensure Provincial Staff Representative is made aware of the minutes of each
Council meeting.

Orientation and Training:
● Orientation and training is available through the outgoing secretary and/or Provincial Staff Representative.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 5, 2018
Special Olympics Ottawa is looking to recruit coaches for various athletic programs for the upcoming fall season. Programs include:
Alpine Skiing
Basketball
Bocce
Bowling
Cross-country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Snowshoeing
Indoor Soccer
Swimming Volleyball
Active Start
FUNdamentals
Youth Bowling

Purpose
To provide sports skill training and competition preparation to athletes with an intellectual disability.

Qualifications
Desire to work with people who have intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of sports and some experience working with Special Olympics athletes would be an asset.
Required to have completed the National Coaching Certification Program Special Olympics Canada Community or Competition Coach technical course within one year of becoming a coach
Obtaining NCCP Courses such as Introduction to Competition Part A, Special Olympics Canada Practical Experience, and sport specific technical is recommended

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist athletes in acquiring sports skills
Evaluate mental and physical skill level for all athletes
Adapt training and teaching techniques for all athletes
Provide equal training and competition opportunities for all athletes
Have basic knowledge of first aid
Attend available coaching clinics in the sport
Keep abreast of new methods of teaching and training
Set a good example as a role model for athletes
Exhibit good sportsmanship
Work towards attaining such qualities as patience, conscientiousness, flexibility, discipline, and organization
Encourage people with an intellectual disability to participate in Special Olympics programs

Time Requirement
Two to five hours per week

Accountability
Reports to the Head Coach
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
The Ottawa Special Olympics Council is seeking various Display Volunteers to attend and manage displays at volunteer fairs and events throughout the city. The incumbent must be available days and evenings as events are often held during these times.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 2, 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: Apr 2, 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: Mar 10, 2018
Indulge Ottawa (supporting Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa):

We are looking for set up (day before and day of), event and tear down volunteers.
*Volunteers may be required to lift up to 30 pounds. Suggested shifts of 5-6 hours. 6pm - 12am

Indulge Ottawa, the 2nd exciting signature fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa! All-inclusive sampling, live entertainment, silent and live auctions.

We are looking for two main areas for people to help:
1. Registration (check-in, greeting, coat check) and auction purchases:
- Check tickets, escort guests into the main room, or oversee coat check.
- Write up receipts for items purchased during live or silent auctions and handle transactions.

2. Silent/live auction:
- Oversee silent auction tables. Help pack up items and run items to winners that show receipts.
- Spotters to be set up in different parts of the room for full sight lines. Assist control with determining correct bidder number
- Record Live and Silent Auction Winners as they are determined, confirm bidder number and dollar total with auctioneer or sheet.

We will ask volunteers in either area to help with tear down at the end.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018