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Special Olympics Toronto

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To provide year-round sports training and athelte competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.  Over the past 40 years, Special Olympics has grown from a modest sport program servicing local athletes to one of the world's largest sport movements dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities.

Athlete Oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Website: http://www.specialolympicstoronto.com/

Recruiting for: Coaches for various sports and support volunteer roles

Specially interested in seeing students from these Programs:

Ideally coaches and volunteers with a background in sport participation and an interest to work with the largest sport movement to support, assist, and cheer on Special Olympic athletes. Voluntary police check is required

Number of positions: several coach and volunteer positions available across the city in a variety of sports

Where positions are posted: contact Special Olympics Toronto at volunteers@specialolympicstoronto.com

Application method: apply on website: Coach Volunteer application http://www.specialolympicstoronto.com/default.asp?ContentID=63 Volunteer applicationURL http://www.specialolympicstoronto.com/default.asp?ContentID=64

How to prepare: Outline of sport participation/experience, any experience coaching or volunteering with other organizations and a brief explanation about why they are interested in Special Olympics