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Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 2
Deadline: May 31, 2020
613 794 3998
Volunteer Opportunity Address
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa
P.O. Box 2311
Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Sports; Administration/Office; Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa, is the community chapter of Special Olympics Ontario. Over the past 50 years Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
Special Olympics Ontario has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability.
We continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. Along with this, we strive to improve upon both the awareness and support of the community in regards to Special Olympics Ontario and those involved with us. As an organization, we work to ensure our volunteers are strongly committed to acting locally while thinking globally. Through these steps, we hope to continue to build upon the past success of the organization.
How will the organization benefit?
This role is essential to the success of the Special Olympics programs -- recruiting, screening and retaining volunteers remains one of our biggest challenges as an organization.
Organization category: Culture and recreation
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Groups
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes
Police record check required: YesApply