8 people are interested
FUNFitness (Physical Therapy Screening)
ORGANIZATION: SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC
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8 people are interested
Volunteers are essential to the success of our FUNFitness screenings. These screenings aim to assess and promote our athletes' physical fitness and overall health with intellectual disabilities. Your role as a volunteer is to ensure a smooth and supportive experience for our athletes, contributing to their well-being.
1. **Participant Registration:**
- Greet athletes and assist them with the registration process.
- Verify necessary paperwork and guide on filling out forms if needed.
2. **Screening Stations:**
- Guide athletes to different screening stations, ensuring they complete each assessment.
- Maintain a friendly and encouraging atmosphere to help athletes feel comfortable.
3. **Physical Assessments:**
- Assist licensed healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, doctors of osteopathy, and physical therapy students, in conducting physical assessments.
- These assessments may include flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance tests.
- Accurately record assessment results for each athlete.
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy at all times.
5. **Support and Encouragement:**
- Provide emotional support and encouragement to athletes throughout the screening process.
- Celebrate their efforts and achievements, creating a positive and uplifting environment.
6. **Logistics Assistance:**
- Help with event logistics, such as setting up and organizing screening stations.
- Ensure the event runs smoothly by assisting with any necessary tasks.
- Communicate effectively with other volunteers, healthcare professionals, and event organizers.
- Report any issues or concerns promptly.
- Training for the screening is done on site
- Compassion, patience, and a friendly demeanor are essential for volunteers.
- Respect for confidentiality and a commitment to creating a welcoming environment for athletes.
Volunteering at FUNFitness screenings is a rewarding experience that allows you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities. You will have the opportunity to:
- Contribute to the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Gain valuable experience working alongside healthcare professionals.
- Build meaningful connections and friendships within the Special Olympics community.
- Be part of a positive and uplifting event that celebrates the achievements of our athletes.
We look forward to having you as a volunteer at our FUNFitness screenings and appreciate your dedication to our mission of inclusion and health for all.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at MaryBishop@sofl.org or 904.923.6944
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC
40 E Adams Street, Suite LL15, Jacksonville, FL 32202, US
Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.
Healthy Community is a premier, health care delivery approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual or developmental disability and provides integrated health care coordination.
Good health is necessary for persons with an intellectual or developmental disability to secure the freedom to work, learn, and engage in their families and communities. The United States Surgeon General stated, "Individuals with a developmental disability are more likely to receive inappropriate and inadequate treatment, or be denied health care altogether. Children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities receive fewer routine health examinations, fewer immunizations, less mental health care, less prophylactic oral health care, and fewer opportunities for physical exercise and athletic achievement than do other Americans. Those with communication difficulties are especially at greater risk for poor nutrition, overmedication, injury, and abuse." Special Olympics International created Healthy Community in response to the U.S. Surgeon General call to action on the health care disparities for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.
929 East Bay StreetJacksonville, FL 32202
September 8, 2023
- Patient Care
- Physical Therapy
- Must be at least 18