Special Olympics Nova Scotia is dedicated to enriching the lives of Nova Scotians with an intellectual disability -- through sport. We are a not-for-profit, grassroots organization that provides sport training and competition opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities. To learn more about Special Olympics, please refer to the "About Special Olympics" menu tab.
Volunteers play a major role within our organization. The Provincial body of Special Olympics is serviced by a full time staff of three and over 500 volunteers province wide. Volunteers are the key to our success and come in many forms. We have positions that range from one time event based to weekly training and support positions. If you have an interest, we have a position. PLEASE COMPLETE AN ONLINE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION COURSE ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION http://www.toyotavolunteertrainingdays.ca/
Here is a sample of how your kindness can help our organization in terms of volunteerism. Within our organization we have the following positions available.
Coaching - Please refer to the top menu bar entitled " Become a Coach" -
All coaches must complete a volunteer application as well as complete a child abuse registry form and police check (from the local committee).
Board of Directors - Special Olympics Nova Scotia is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The purpose is to oversee the execution of provincial mandates and assist in raising funds for financial sustainability. Members are accepted each year at the Fall Annual General Meeting following an interview with our Nominating Chair. Intersted members are encouraged to get in touch with Mike Greek, President & CEO. Phone, email. The Board of Directors meet six (6) times per year at 4pm.
Regional Committee - Across the province, Special Olympics grass-roots programs are executed by a Regional Committee. Within this committee are positions such as Regional Coordinator, Treasurer, Fundraising, Sport Development, Screening, Registrar, or Member at Large. To learn more about these positions within your community, please contact a Regional Coordinator in your community. All regional committee volunteers must complete a volunteer application as well as complete a child abuse registry form and police check (from the local committee).
Event Based - Each year, Special Olympics NS and our Regions, host events that require the assistance of the general public for a few hours or a few days. These volunteers can assist with Provincial or Regional Games, fundraiser or public awarness campaigns.
Some event based volunteers may be required to complete a volunteer form. This will be done at the time of registering for such events.
If you have any questions about volunteering with us please contact Matt Quinn, Program Director
PLEASE COMPLETE AN ONLINE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION COURSE ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION http://www.toyotavolunteertrainingdays.ca/
Special Olympics Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 201
Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 1G6
Phone: (902) 429-2266 x 4
Toll Free: 1-866-299-2019