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Special Olympics Tuam Headford club Volunteers Welcome

Tuam Headford Special Olympics Club

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/10/2022
  • End Date:31/05/2023
  • Closing date:31/12/2022
  • Post Updated:19/09/2022
  • Min Hours:1 to 2 hours per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Garda Vetting;References;Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Description

Special Olympics changes lives. Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; it’s about a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in. Special Olympics enables them to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,300 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath. Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in 13 Olympic type sports. There are 73 Special Olympics clubs in the Connaught region.

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 an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community”.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Anne Woulfe

Address: Tuam Headford Special Olympics Club, C/O Tuam Headford Special Olympics Club

Website: www.specialolympics.ie/volunteer/becoming-a-volunteer

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