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Coaches/Activity Volunteers with Special Olympics Lakeland

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Position description: 

If you bowl, play bocce, tennis, softball, or enjoy golf, running, swimming, skiing, and believe in the positive power of sport, coaching with Special Olympics Lakeland, may be the ideal volunteer opportunity for you.  Do you enjoy a sport or activity not listed such as snow shoeing, skiing, or basketball?  Contact Special Olympics Lakeland to find out how you can support the development of their athletes with your skills or expertise.

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Coach youth and adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Be positive and encouraging
  • Coaches volunteer two hours a week, plus attend a 2 hour monthly meeting
  • Bowling takes place in Cold Lake on Mondays
  • Gym night takes place on Tuesdays in Ardmore
  • Bocce is held during the summer months
Qualifications: 
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Become a registered volunteer with Special Olympics Alberta
  • Have a knowledge of sport
  • Past coaching experience is a bonus
  • Be patience and compassionate
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Be committed to the program and its athletes
  • Be comfortable working with youth and adults with special  needs
  • Adhere to the policies and philosophies of Special Olympics
  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Individuals with knowledge of American Sign Language are encouraged to apply
  • Mature teens are encouraged to apply
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Adult
Senior
Families
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
Additional Information: 

Bonuses include: High 5's, hugs, having your heart strings pulled, professional development courses, conferences, and the joy of seeing your volunteerism having an immediate positive impact

How to apply: 
www.specialolympics.ab.ca/volunteer; visit Special Olympics Lakeland on Facebook or call Andrea
Contact person: 
Andrea
Contact phone: 
780-812-8288
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
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Position start/end date:
26 Jan 2017
Time Committment:
10 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Cold Lake, Ardmore, Bonnyville
Lakeland Area, AB