Help Special Olympics Florida- Okeechobee County - become a coach, serve on the management team


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home based in countyOkeechobee, FL 34974


Special Olympics Florida -Okeechobee County is seeking volunteers to help plan and organize Special Olympics Florida events locally, serve on the Management Team and serve as Volunteer Coaches.

Volunteers are needed to join the management team to help plan Special Olympics Florida Events in Okeechobee County.Management Team positions include:

Fundraising Coordinator: Responsible for developing and implementing plan for County’s major fundraisers. Recruits fundraising committee members and oversees aspects of planning for fund development. Works with the County Director to develop fundraising budget

Marketing Coordinator: Responsible for maintaining communications with various audiences (coaches, volunteers, general public etc.) to increase awaresness of Special Olympics Florida. Maintain county's social media platform.

Volunteer Coordinator: Oversee a volunteer management system (recruit, screen, orient, place, train, supervise, evaluate and provide recognition) which will ensure a sufficient number of volunteers for staffing all County competition events, committees, management teams, and coaching needs of the County in a safe and healthy environment while minimizing risks to athletes, family members and other volunteers.

Special Olympics Florida -Okeechobee County also has opportunities for coaches and assistant coaches for the following sports

Coaches are the key to a successful sports experience for the Special Olympics athlete. As a coach, you teach sports skills and model good sportsmanship and character. You give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their self-worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve both on the playing field and off. Coaches will be provided training and sports seasons run for 2-3 months.

  • Basketball

  • Bowling

  • Bocce

  • Equestrian

  • Golf

  • Swimming

  • Athletics

  • Flag Football

  • Tennis

  • Powerlifting

Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We rely on more than 21,000 volunteers throughout the state each year who serve as coaches, help with events, assist on committees and so much more. Join us in helping athletes achieve their dreams, volunteer today!

For more information contact

Jeff Hancock, Director Special Olympics Florida - St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties



  • Coaching
  • Networking
  • Organization

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible

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