Since officially launching in 1997 as a Special Olympics program, Healthy Athletes has grown to provide a multitude of health screenings for Special Olympics athletes. Healthy Athletes strives to improve athletes' ability to train and compete in Special Olympics competitions. Healthy Athletes volunteers help to run a health clinic on Saturday of Fall Festival.
Media and Publicty
Media and Publicity has an exciting new volunteer opportunity this year at Fall Festival. We will be holding press conferences for the athletes throughout the weekend, and need volunteers to act as reporters, paparazzi, and fans. We also are looking for volunteers to act as sideline reporters at competition venues, feeding us real-time updates and video highlights to post on our social media platforms, as well as take pictures of athletes at their competitions. This is a great opportunity to intereact with the athletes and see some great competition! We can't wait to have you!
Competition volunteers cheer on the athletes, keep score and time, act as flag/line judges, and fulfill any necessary sport-specific roles.
Special Olympics is looking for Security volunteers who are dependable and flexible with time and duties. CPR certification is preferable. Volunteers will be responsible for monitoring competition for unsafe situations and work closely with Medical volunteers to ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes. Volunteers looking for a fun enjoyable atmosphere coupled with rewarding service should not miss out on this opportunity!
Food is an integral part of Fall Festival. Each year, we provide food to over 1,500 athletes and guests. Some of the possible volunteering options include serving food and checking credentials at the entrance of the dining halls. This is a great opportunity to interact with the athletes outside of competition. Join the food crew!