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Special Olympics Southern California

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Special Olympics Southern California’s (SOSC) vision is to promote acceptance, inclusion, and well-being for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Through the power of sports, our athletes discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success - on the playing field and in life. Law enforcement are huge supporters of SOSC and raise over 1 million dollars each year through events like Tip-a-Cop, Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop, Plane Pull, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg, and more. These fundraisers happen across the chapter, often multiple activities on the same date, in order to maximize our presence in the community. Fundraising Field Organizers help run these activities - Put your enthusiasm and organizational skills towards a great cause and join a team today!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Select one or more LETR activities from the schedule to lead and attend with a team
  • Recruit team members to assist with tasks, strongly encouraged
  • Connect with local law enforcement agencies (contacts provided) to coordinate involvement
  • Reach out to establishment (if Tip-a-Cop or Cop on a Rooftop) to introduce yourself as SOSC volunteer representative - establish rapport and appreciation of their support
  • Manage activity registration, if applicable, using MyTRS platform or other (instruction and access provided)
  • Orient volunteers, law enforcement, and athletes, if applicable, before activity
  • Manage donation collection at activity
  • Send follow up report (within 24 hours) and raised funds to local SOSC office (within 2 business days)

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About Special Olympics Southern California

Location:

1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90810, US

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide. The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Description

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global and social movement.

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Please view the following video to see the full spectrum of our activities.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES


Our athletes always come first.

Honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are the core principles of our organization, and we pledge to treat all athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff members, and donors according to these principles.

We pledge that all decisions will be made in support of our mission and that all resources should be optimized for the direct benefit of our athletes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles, CA 90021

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Pre activity prep meetings – 4-6 weeks in advance of activity • Weekly staff support to review progress (can be in person or via phone) leading up to activity • Overview of tools and resources needed for tasks
  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent organizational skills and initiative to improve processes • Proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Ability to delegate to team members

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