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ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics PA

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Mentor a Special Olympics athlete in Montgomery, Schuylkill and Erie counties!

Special Olympics empowers athletes to become contributing and respected members of society. Our 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.

As a mentor, you will support Special Olympics athletes in their journey to become Athlete Leaders. Mentors are matched with an athlete and offer ongoing support, constructive feedback and encouragement.

This volunteer role is a hybrid position - some of the work can be done from home and some of the work involves being present at Special Olympics or community events. Most mentors volunteer 5-10 hours per month. No experience is necessary - just a willingness to support Special Olympics and it's athletes!

If you are interested in this role, we would love to connect with you to tell you more about it! Please connect with us at volunteer@specialolympicspa.org, and when you are ready to apply you can fill out a volunteer application on our website at https://specialolympicspa.org/become-a-volunteer.

Make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes in Montgomery, Schuylkill and Erie counties! Build your resume, enhance your leadership skills and strengthen your community.

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About Special Olympics PA

Location:

2570 Blvd. of the Generals, 124 Washington Square, Norristown, PA 19403, 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 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

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. There's a place for everyone in Special Olympics, and volunteers are always needed both on and off the playing field!

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

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WHERE

19406

(40.09722,-75.3762)
 

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