Volunteer / Coach Barrie & Area

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

Position ID: V-MID0515
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 29 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer / Coach Barrie & Area

Contact Hellaina Rothenburg, District Developer, Special Olympics Ontario; Phone: 1-888-333-5515 ext 276; Email: hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com

Volunteers 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 Link barrie.specialolympicsontario.ca/
Benefits Volunteers 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.
Clients Athletes with an intellectual disability, ages 8 and up.
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Sports & Coaching ; Working with Children ; Sport-specific knowledge is desirable but not necessary. An ability to work well with people of all abilities is most important.
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Commitment to weekly sessions in the sport season.
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Location Variable
Number of Positions Barrie: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided - Volunteers have access to coach education training.
Transportation Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
Cost None
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector Screening required
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsbarrie/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barriespecialolympics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SooBarrie
Community Sets Barrie ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address, Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie Chapter

E-Mail barrie.volunteer@specialolympicsontario.ca
Website barrie.specialolympicsontario.ca
Address & Map
Barrie, ON