This job is all fun. The athletes have a lot of energy and bring a positive attitude to each practice and competition. The fellow coaches are there to have fun and help instill confidence in the athletes, which fosters a positive experience for both parties.
Special Olympics Volunteer (Former Employee), Wooster, Ohio – November 14, 2013
I had an amazing time volunteering for the Special Olympics. I was able to work alongside my college teammates and give back to the community to the children who were able to compete. It was a truly rewarding and humbling experience.
volunteer work (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – September 15, 2013
Pros: seeing them lose, watching them fail, seeing them get mad
Cons: helping with making individuals happy and feel good about themselfs
i am very passionate when it deals with mentally challenge people because some are more worse causes then others and also because they may never experience the things regular individuals do. i like watching their face expressions and excitement in winning or even having fun. The worst part is watching them lose or get upset because they dont have the – more... ability as others and some dont comprehend very well. – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – February 13, 2013
Pros: its a fun experience, it makes the kids happy.
You are assigned a buddy(s) and you are to entertain really, make sure they have a good time and get there physical. Then when they leave more kids comes in and you get a new buddy(s) to entertain while waiting for their turn to get a physical.
Special Olympics Coach (Current Employee), Warrenton, MO – February 5, 2013
Pros: working with kids
Cons: dont get paid
I volunteer every Wednesday to Coach basketball for Special Olympics. I enjoy going to practice with them and helping them learn new skills and seeing them improve. While Coaching i have learned to have more patience and good verbal skills and being able to mulitast to i can get everything done in the time we have for practice.
Great company to volunteer for, learned a lot from great people.
Volunteer (Current Employee), Granville, OH – November 7, 2012
• Expressed initiative by organizing fellow Denison athletes to volunteer • Coordinated and administered multiple swimming and Track & Field events • Coordinated and administered award ceremonies for swim and Track & Field events • Organized location of sporting events and after award ceremonies.
Fundraising/Events Coordination Intern (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CA – September 12, 2012
Pros: fulfilling work
This is such a great organization to work with. A typical day as an intern would include working towards an event or fundraiser with the two women who run the program. Often times athletes would stop by to say hello and it was a great atmosphere.