Be a champion for Special Olympics from behind the scenes.
Our volunteer Area leadership is truly the only way we can provide year round programs for our athletes. Members of our Area leadership assist with registering athletes, planning events, arranging transportation, recruiting new volunteers and sponsors, managing websites, taking pictures, publicizing activities, answering phones and email, and much more. Whatever your expertise, we need your help!
The Area Coordinator is the key leader of the Area program and is responsible for overseeing the administration, finances and public relations aspects of the program.
Full description of responsibilities
The Area Coordinator Elect assists the Area Coordinator and assumes the responsibilities of the Area Coordinator position when the current Area Coordinator’s term in office expires.
Volunteers are needed to assist Area leadership as event planners, committee members, fundraisers, public relations specialists, and administrative volunteers.
The Athlete Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for recruiting athletes so that all interested persons with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics Virginia.
The Athlete Representative provides input on the administration and delivery of the Area program and provides the athlete’s perspective on decisions made regarding the Area program.
The Competition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Area competitions.
The Family Coordinator is responsible for involving family members in the Area program and for providing activities and services for family members.
The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for raising sufficient funds to operate the Area program and ensuring that all fundraising activities adhere to the State Corporation Commission laws and Special Olympics Virginia’s rules and regulations.
The Local Coordinator is responsible for all facets of the program in a specific geographical area that directly impact the athlete.
The Medical Coordinator is responsible for properly registering all Special Olympics athletes in the Area and for ensuring that all Special Olympics activities have proper medical provisions and personnel.
The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for disseminating information to the athletes, volunteers, media and general public.
The secretary is responsible for taking minutes at every Area Council meeting and for writing and disseminating Area Council meeting agendas and minutes.
The Sports Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the athlete training programs in the Area.
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial activity of the Area or Local program.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, registering, and placing volunteers as needed in the Area.
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Find forms, policies, and important information for volunteer Area Leadership on our Area Leadership Resources page.