ID: 159023

Special Olympics Australia - Volunteers wanted 2021

Sport One off - a few hours Across: Perth WA, Melbourne VIC, Hobart TAS, Launceston TAS, Adelaide SA, Brisbane City QLD, Sydney NSW

About this opportunity

Special Olympics Australia relies on the time and dedication of thousands of volunteers each year.  Thank you for making a difference for the athletes we serve!  Whether you are a group or an individual, there is an opportunity available to volunteer. Volunteers have an opportunity to assist in a variety of programs at a local, state and national level. Some opportunities require long-term commitments and specific skills.  Other opportunities require limited time commitments and less specific sports skills but are just as important to the overall success of the program.

| | | | | --- | --- | --- | | Administration and Guidance | Membership on boards, councils, committees to plan, coordinate and/or monitor activities to promote the Special Olympics mission. | Minimum year commitment involving regularly scheduled meetings as well as assignments associated with position. | | Public Information & Promotion | Prepare and/or convey information about Special Olympics to various groups through any of several ways including newsletters, publicity and speaking engagements. | Flexible hours ranging from very short and intense (speaking engagements) to several months depending on specific activity (e.g., develop a promotional brochure). | | Fundraising | Plan and/or implement activities to raise financial and in-kind support through presentations, organizing and/or participating in special events. | 3-4 hours at a one-time, single event to a minimum of one year as a committee member. | | Day of Volunteer | Perform short-term tasks associated with conducting major events involving a variety of activities and large number of athletes and guests: officiate sporting events, escort athletes, provide security, assist with meal distribution, equipment set-up general hospitality. | Usually 4-8 hours at the actual event with 3-4 hour orientation prior to activity. |


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Some opportunities require long-term commitments and specific skills.  Other opportunities require limited time commitments and less specific sports skills but are just as important to the overall success of the program.

Suitable for
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Sport & Physical Activity
Training

General induction