Special Olympics BC’s mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. We do this by delivering high-quality sport programs to people with intellectual disabilities year-round. Across BC we currently have more than 4,600 athletes supported by 3,700 volunteers!  Regionally, we run sport programs in Penticton, Keremeos, Summerland and Oliver/Osoyoos.

In Penticton we are looking for volunteers to join our Executive Committee and sport programs to help us provide life-changing sport experiences to people with intellectual disabilities in our community.  No prior experience is necessary; we provide full training for new volunteers and welcome fresh perspectives and diverse experiences.  Bring your enthusiasm and willingness to make a difference!

Executive Committee:  This group of amazing volunteers is responsible for supporting the day-to-day running of Special Olympics BC programs in the community.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with communications and social media and also for a Local Coordinator.

Sport Volunteers:  These volunteers can be coaches or program volunteers who help the Head Coaches run the weekly sport programs. We are looking for volunteers for swimming, basketball, golf, softball, 5 & 10 pin bowling, bocce, fitness club and youth multi-sport programs.

If you are interested or want more information on volunteering in Penticton, please contact Mona Hazell (monajhazell@gmail.com, 250-493-4805).

Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC) changes lives through the power and joy of sport.  SOBC is seeking a volunteer local Coordinator with strong leadership, communication and organizing skills.  The goal is to provide for the effective and efficient operations of the local organization.  To learn more and to volunteer contact Leanne Kelly, Toll-free 1 888 854 2276 Email lkelly@specialolympics.bc.ca 

Local Coordinator Job Description-Special Olympics

For more information on Special Olympics BC programs and volunteering in the South Okanagan, please contact Leanne Kelly – 778-581-0511).

Website: www.specialolympics.bc.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/specialolympicsbc