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Special Olympics NY Intern/Office Volunteer Needed!

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Special Olympics NY

  • 8 people are interested

Special Olympics NY is looking for organized, responsible and dedicated individual to assist the headquarters program team. Tasks include volunteer outreach, event planning, and working within our databases. This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours that can accommodate your schedule.

Preferred schedule is 2-3 days/week, 10-30 hours per week.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School or its equivalent or any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient in MS Work, Excel, Access, Power Point and the Internet. GMS and VSYS preferred.
  • Operate a variety of office machines, including, copier, fax machine, calculator and computer using standard work processing, spreadsheet and data inquiry software.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Reliable transportation.


  • Assist the headquarters team with functional support to include volunteer management, outreach to potential volunteers and supporters, special event organization including competitions.
  • Learn organization software in order to support.
  • Assist in the management of records for the department.
  • Prepare event notebook identifying all steps taken during the planning process, along with timelines and copies of materials created.
  • In addition to the responsibilities identified, intern may be requested to perform other duties and/or responsibilities, not included above.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds for short distances, approximately one block)

FLEXIBLE HOURS: Occasional travel and weekend/evening duties are available.

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About Special Olympics NY


94 New Karner Rd, Suite 208, Albany, NY 12203, US

Mission Statement

To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style 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.



Under the leadership and guidance of Dorothy Buehring Phillips, Special Olympics was organized in the state of New York in 1969. Phillips sent a New York contingent to the Northeast Regional Special Olympics in Boston, Massachusetts to represent Special Olympics New York. Dorothy Buehring Phillips was appointed New York's first State Director and in six months Special Olympics New York hosted the first State Games in Rochester, June 1970. Today, Special Olympics New York is the largest program of its type in the United States, serving nearly 68,000 athletes with the support of over 36,000 volunteers. Special Olympics New York is headquartered in Albany with regional offices in Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley, Central, and Genesee.

People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Data Entry
  • Event Planning / Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Special Needs




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-30 hours per week starting in February. Intern is welcome to stay on through an extended period of time to help with all seasons. We are flexible around the intern's availability.
  • If interested, please send your resume, 2-3 internship expectations, and weekly availability between Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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