Special Olympics Florida Polar Plunge is looking for Leadership Team members!

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Polar Plunge



Special Olympics Florida is recruiting for a variety of Volunteer Leadership Team positions in the Central Florida area!

Volunteers should:
- be available between 3 to 10 hours a week
- able to work independently and without supervision
- able to communicate effectively with Special Olympics Florida staff
- available for virtual monthly meetings

[Casual] interviews will be held either by phone or in-person. Orientation and training is provided by Special Olympics Florida.

What is Polar Plunge?

Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising drive for those brrrr-ave enough to take the challenge! Participants ‒ or "plungers" ‒ raise funds to get wild and plunge into chilly water at three different locations across Florida.

It’s the coolest event in FL ‒ literally ‒ and it’s all for an amazing cause! All proceeds help Special Olympics Florida provide year-round training and services for 44,000 athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fundraise, create a costume, laugh, cheer, and PLUNGE with a community that shares your passion to help individuals with intellectual disabilities thrive and excel.

Volunteer Leadership Team [VLT] positions:
We have a variety of opportunities available including, but not limited to the following.

Event Lead - Serves as the face of SOF Polar Plunge. Leads and manages VLT.
Plunger Lead - Drives the recruitment and engagement effort
Experience Lead - Leads the way in logistical event planning and marketing endeavors
Fund the Mission Lead - Drives the fundraising and mission opportunities
Recruitment Lead - Networks, recruits, and engages potential new Plungers. Brainstorms new ways for our VLT to build new relationships
County Director Liaison - Serves as a point of contact for County Directors in need of event-specific information
Athlete Liaison - Serves as a point of contact for Athletes in need of event-specific information. Attends local sporting events as face of Polar Plunge
Registration Lead - Drives the registration process by reaching out to previous Plungers. Drafts invitations and emails, Assists with reconciling previous Plunger data.
Marketing Liaison - Brainstorms new Marketing opportunities [billboards, signage, community calendars] Logistics Lead - Creates event timelines, reserves entertainment and activities.
Online & Social Communications - Assists with drafting email and social media content. Partners with VLT members for photos and spotlight post ideas.
Mission Lead - Partners with VLTs counter-parts to ensure that we are remaining connected to our Mission in all messaging and events
Incentive Lead - Oversees the Incentive process for all challenges and event fundraising.
Fundraising Lead - Partners with VLT counter-parts to keep fundraising ideas at the forefront of our endeavors. Assists new teams with goal setting, planning, and execution of fundraising activities.
Sponsorship Lead - Secure financial, in-kind, and mission support from new and returning event sponsors and to ensure that all sponsors are appropriately recognized and thanked for their support.


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 10 hours a week

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