VOLUNTEER Inside of Sports

STEP 1

Look over the information for the position(s) that you are interested in.


This position is for individuals that will assist Head Coach and Coaches with sports and non-sports training activities. Team Volunteer will not serve in any coaching capacity or provide sports training instruction to athletes.

Requirements:
- Minimum age 14 years old with a government issued ID (driver's license, military ID or passport). School ID acceptable for volunteers 14-17.
- This position requires 2+ hours per week of a 8-10 week season.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an Online Volunteer Application that will include an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training (if under 18 years old 2 letters of recommendation are required, if over 18 years old a background check is required).
- Re-certification required every 3 years for General Orientation, Protective Behaviors and Concussion Training. If over 18 years old a background re-screen is required.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


This position is for individuals who want to lead a team of athletes through training and competition. Head Coaches assist with the recruitment of Athletes, Coaches and Team Volunteer. Head Coaches create, organize and conduct a comprehensive sports training program training program. Special Olympics Southern California will provide sports training through our Coaches Education program for individuals interested in this position. Head Coaches are appointed by the Region/Area.

Requirements:
- Minimum age 18 years old with a government issued ID (driver's license, military ID or passport).
- This position requires one weekday or weekend (approximately 2-3 hours) for practice during an 8 (minimum) to 12 (maximum) week season.
- This position requires 2-3 weekends for athlete competitions during the season.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a background check, an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, Concussion, and Training Special Olympics Athletes (TSOA) Training.
- Complete in person Sports Specific Skills Training.
- Re-certification required every 3 years for background check, General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


This position is for individuals who want to lead a team of athletes through training and competition. Head Coaches assist with the recruitment of Athletes, Coaches and Team Volunteers. Head Coaches create, organize and conduct a comprehensive sports training program training program. Special Olympics Southern California will provide sports training through our Coaches Education program for individuals interested in this position. Head Coaches are appointed by the Region/Area.

Requirements:
- At least 18 years or older with a government issued ID (driver’s license, military ID or passport).
- Must have knowledge and/or experience in the sport that you are coaching.
- This position requires one weekday or weekend (approximately 2-3 hours) for practice during an 8 (minimum) to 12 (maximum) week season with occasional time during the week (approximately 1-2 hours) for planning.
- This position requires 2-3 weekends for athlete competitions during the season.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a background check, an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, Concussion, and Training Special Olympics Athletes (TSOA) Training.
- Complete in person Sports Specific Skills Training.
- Re-certification required every 3 years for background check, General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


A Games Management Team (GMT) member is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the assigned functional area within the event. The GMT member may be responsible for training and leading a team of volunteers.

Requirements:
- At least 18 years or older with a government issued ID (driver’s license, military ID or passport).
- Attend all in person meetings and conference calls.
- Volunteer the day(s) of at the event. Hours will vary by event and volunteer role (with possibility that there may be pre event planning days as required).

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a background check, an online General Orientation, and Protective Behaviors Training.
-Re-certification required every 3 years for background check, General Orientation, and Protective Behaviors Training.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


A Sports Clinician is responsible for conducting group training sessions and presenting sport specific training curriculum to volunteer coaches for the purpose of meeting certification requirements. They help execute the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Coaches Education Plan by maintaining a current understanding of rules and best practices associated with coaching a specific sport. A Sports Clinician may be asked to serve as a member of the SOSC Sports Development Team to help formulate the SOSC Coaches Education Plan.

Requirements:
- At least 18 years or older with a government issued ID (driver’s license, military ID or passport)
- Attend all in person meetings and conference calls.
- Volunteer the day(s) of at the event. Hours will vary by event and volunteer role (with possibility that there may be pre event planning days as required.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a background check, an online General Orientation, and Protective Behaviors Training.
- Re-certification required every 3 years for background check, General Orientation, Protective Behaviors Training.


RECRUITING LOCATIONS


This position is for individuals that will assist Head Coach and Program Coordinator with the execution of Young Athletes lessons and activities. Assistant Coach will help create and maintain a positive and fun environment for participants.

Requirements:
- Minimum age 14 years old with a government issued ID (driver's license, military ID or passport). School ID acceptable for volunteers 14-17.
- Minors may fulfill this role only when supervised by an adult Young Athletes Coach/Head Coach. Minors will be considered for this role at the discretion of regional staff.
- This position requires a minimum of one day per week (approximately 2-3 hours) for 8 consecutive weeks.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an Online volunteer application that will include an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training. If under 18 years old 2 letters of recommendation are required, if over 18 years old a background check is required.
-Re-certification required every 3 years for General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training. If over 18 years old a background re-screen is required.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


This position assists the Program Coordinator and/or Special Olympics Southern California Regional Staff with program implementation. Head coaches are responsible for maintaining equipment, volunteer management, and creating a fun and positive environment for participants. Knowledge and/or experience working with young children of all abilities is preferred. Special Olympics Southern California will provide training for individuals interested in this position.

Requirements:
- Minimum age 16 years old with a government issued ID (driver's license, military ID or passport). School ID acceptable for volunteers 16-17.
- Minors may fulfill this role only when supervised by an adult Young Athletes Coach/Head Coach. Minors will be considered for this role at the discretion of regional staff.
- A minimum of one day per week (approximately 2-3 hours), for 8 consecutive weeks for program implementation.
- 1-2 additional hours may be required for lesson planning.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an Online volunteer application that will include an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training. If under 18 years old 2 letters of recommendation are required, if over 18 years old a background check is required.
Re-certification required every 3 years for General Orientation, Protective Behaviors and Concussion Training. If over 18 years old a background re-screen is required.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


This position is for individuals who want to help with the oversight of program administration, implementation, and events. Program Coordinators assist with the recruitment of Young Athletes and Coaches. Special Olympics Southern California will provide training for individuals interested in this position. Program Coordinators are appointed by the Region/Area.

Requirements:
- At least 18 years or older with a government issued ID (driver’s license, military ID or passport).
-Session attendance is preferred, but not required.
- A minimum of one day per week for 8 consecutive weeks.
- 1-2 additional hours per week may be required for administrative tasks.

Pre Application:
- Submit a Volunteer Interest Form

If Approved:
- Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a background check, an online General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training.
- Re-certification required every 3 years for background check, General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, and Concussion Training.


POSITION DESCRIPTION RECRUITING LOCATIONS


STEP 2

After reviewing Step 1 and you decided to take the next step and express interest, please visit the Volunteer Interest website, select Inside of Sports, and complete the form.


Volunteer Interest Form