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Kayaking Championships (No Kayaking Experience Needed!)

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ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics Maryland

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Athletes from across the state will be participating in this preliminary time trials day. Kayaking heats will include a variety of distances, as well as singles, doubles, and unified races. Volunteers are needed to assist as race stagers, athlete escorts, timers, and support kayakers. Both on-water and dry land positions are available. No previous kayaking experience is needed unless acting as a support kayaker.

Please register here: https://somd.volunteerhub.com/?format=1&filter={%22eventGroupId%22:89829}

You must first create an account with our Volunteerhub System, but this allows you to complete all the necessary paperwork for this opportunity/future opportunities in one go! Once you have created an account, login and sign-up for the particular date and shift you would like!

2 Shifts

  • Sat Aug 20, 2022 - 08:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 10+
    This shift includes positions in the following: Kayak staging, timers, logistical assistants, awards assistants, athlete escorts, start line holders
  • Sat Aug 20, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM - Spots available: 10+
    This shift includes positions in the following: Kayak staging, timers, logistical assistants, awards assistants, athlete escorts, start line holders
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About Special Olympics Maryland

Location:

3701 Commerce Drive, Suite 103, Baltimore, MD 21227, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older 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 is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. These must be adapted only as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical limitations.

Special Olympics believes that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individual’s sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.

Special Olympics Maryland serves over 7.000 athletes across the state through 27 different sports in 18 county programs and 21 school districts.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat Aug 20, 2022
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

445 South Cross StreetChestertown, MD 21620

(39.20374,-76.06683)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We invite volunteers to spend either the full day with us (8AM-4:30PM) or choose one of our AM/PM shifts!
  • Volunteers are welcomed as young as 8 with a parent, and then are allowed to begin volunteering on their own at 13!

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