Volunteer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 8, 2017
Volunteering with the Special Olympics was a good experience with responsibilities and helping others finding what they need. The hardest part was rude customers, patience was something that you had to have to deal with everything and people.
Free Lunch, meeting new people, gaining new skills
Organized/ Volunteer (Former Employee) – Burlingame, CA – August 5, 2017
This was a school event held by the San Mateo School District where all the special need kids gather and have a basketball tournament. It was a great day where I get to spend both of my time playing basketball with them and giving warm hugs !
Volunteer (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – August 3, 2017
Great way to find a way to help the community, whether it'd be collecting to give or giving from what you have of your own. Working/volunteering here gains you the knowledge and heart-warming experiences as of knowing the difficulties one goes through to help or be the one being helped.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – July 25, 2017
Each year in college, I had the opportunity to help out at the Special Olympics and each year was such a meaningful experience. You would be paired up with a buddy athlete for the day and you got to enjoy helping them out and cheering them on in their events~
great connections with athletes, meaningful companionship
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – July 1, 2017
It was a wonderful experience being able to work with the children at Special Olympics. I got to help in setting up some of the games and instructing the children on how the games worked. It was rewarding to see the excitement on the children's faces.
Activity coach (Former Employee) – Oscoda, MI – June 14, 2017
As an employee at a Community Mental Health facility, I worked with other staff to supervise students at Special Olympic events. A couple times a year we trained and then participated in Regional events.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 14, 2017
I have volunteered at the Special Olympics since 2007 and have not stopped or regretted it. I handed out prizes to the Olympians, danced with them and encouraged them to never give up. I enjoyed watching them smile and feel accepted.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 2, 2016
when i got there the team i worked with would make sure everything was set up properly.made sure everything was functioning they way they were supposed to be.The hardest part was always going back and fourth and had to make sure every body was in the group that they were supposed to be. Made sure every body knew what event they were in.The most enjoyable part was seeing there smile on there face after they complete that event and they got there award.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – April 7, 2016
Volunteering for special Olympics is AWSOME. I got to meet very nice students who were willing to learn a new game. There is really no hard part of the job. The most exciting thing is working with the kids.