Become a Mentor to a Special Olympics athlete!
ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics PA
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Mentor a Special Olympics athlete in the area of Lackawana, Susquehana, Wayne, Pike & Wyoming!
Special Olympics empowers athletes to become contributing and respected members of society. Through organized training and practical experiences, Special Olympics' Athlete Leadership program prepares athletes for meaningful positions of influence and leadership, both on and off the playing field. Mentors support athletes in their journey to become Athlete Leaders.
- Provide Athlete Leaders with support, constructive feedback and encouragement.
- Provide athletes with technology assistance
- Inspire self-confidence, teamwork and good sportsmanship
- Help prepare athletes to attend Athlete Leadership University
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About Special Olympics PA
2570 Blvd. of the Generals, 124 Washington Square, Norristown, PA 19403, US
The mission of Special Olympics 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.
Athletes -- Over 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities participate in over 300 local, sectional and state events. Athletes range in age from 8 to 80 and are of all ability levels.
Volunteers -- Nearly 46,000 volunteers provided the manpower for Special Olympics Pennsylvania last year. Volunteers of all ages serve as coaches, escorts, organizers, fund-raisers, entertainers, or sports officials. Volunteers are always needed! We are currently looking for office volunteers in the Norristown/Audubon area.
Multiple locations Scranton, PA 18501
March 8, 2023
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- After training, mentors typically connect with athletes for 1 hour per week, every other week. Once every 2 years, mentors commit to attend a weekend-long Athlete Congress program.