Coach/Assistant Coach/Program Volunteer for Special Olympics MB

Organization Details
Organization Name: Special Olympics Manitoba
Address: 304-145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2Z6
Website: http://www.specialolympics.mb.ca
Organizational Description: Special Olympics Manitoba is the provincial sport governing body for Manitobans with an intellectual disability by providing athletes with quality sport programming. SOM is a non-profit charitable organization.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Coach athletes with an intellectual disability, teach them basic motor skills and help develop sport specific skills. Train the athletes for competition in their desired sport. Special Olympics Manitoba (SOM) offers 18 different sports across the province to over 1700 athletes. Help make a difference in an athlete's life today by becoming a coach in 5-pin, 10-pin bowling, Track & Field, Bocce, Golf, Powerlifting, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Alpine Ski, Cross Country Ski, Basketball, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowshoe, Speed Skating, Curling, or Swimming!
Skills Required: Able to work in a team setting as well as one-on-one with athletes.
Have some knowledge about the sport that you wish to coach, but not necessary as training is provided.
Some coaching experience, but again not necessary as training is provided through SOM.
Able to communicate instructions effectively.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Network and meet new people
Increase confidence in working with athletes with an intellectual disability
Leadership and organizational skills
Coaching experience for future sport-related volunteer opportunities
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Most sport programs run one to two times a week for at least 1 to 2 hours per practice from September to April for Winter and Spring programs, and May to August for Summer programs. Some weekends for competitions. All potential program volunteers can start anytime during the year.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
Volunteer Recognition Event
How to Apply: Online: www.specialolympics.mb.ca/be-involved/volunteer
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2019