SOBC – North Shore boasts over 200 volunteers but we can always use more! Below is a list of volunteer positions that are currently available. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Adele Shein, at Volunteering@sobcnorthshore.ca if you are interested in filling one of these vacancies. Help make a difference in the life of an athlete while making a difference in your own!
PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Coordinates all aspects of public relations for the Local – including developing local media contacts, providing appropriate material for media coverage, organizing promotional events, utilizing the style guide – and attends all Local Executive meetings.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Job duties include:
1) Reports to the Fundraising Coordinator.
2) Attend committee meetings.
3) Help plan, coordinate and oversee SOBC – North Shore fundraising activities.
4) Develop planned giving.
5) Assist with tasks associated with fundraising events (i.e. selling tickets, phone calls, letter writing, advertisement, dropping off and picking up materials, etc.).
The SOBC – North Shore photographer will be asked to take and submit candid and portrait sport photography of our various sport events. The photos will be considered the property of SOBC – North Shore and cannot be used elsewhere without explicit permission from SOBC – North Shore. The photos may be used on our website, our Facebook page or in other forums that help promote the importance of SOBC – North Shore and our impact on the athletes, volunteers and our community.
PUBLIC OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Specific job duties include:
1) Organize, attend, and/or participate in special events and promotions advocating the importance of SOBC – North Shore.
2) Serve as a spokesperson for SOBC – North Shore at meetings, special and media events.
3) Responsible for developing and implementing all outreach and marketing activities, campaigns and strategies to promote SOBC – North Shore. This can be done through a combination of personal contacts, brochures, mass mailings, public presentations, special events, the internet, etc.
4) Establish and maintain effective relationships with local partners to develop SOBC – North Shore.
5) Develop and implement an annual outreach plan that includes promotional and informational strategies.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Coordinates all aspects of public relations for SOBC – North Shore, including developing local media contacts, providing appropriate material for media coverage, organizing promotional events, utilizing the style guide and attends all Local Executive meetings.
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR
Recruits, liaises with, interviews and screens volunteers, provides registration opportunities for potential volunteers, and provides orientation and training sessions for volunteers.
VOLUNTEER RETENTION COORDINATOR Ensure that volunteer placements are suitable and that all volunteers feel appreciated and valued. Organizes volunteer recognition.
In return, you develop relationships with athletes who inspire you with their dedication, perseverance and courage. You learn new skills, meet new people and gain unique experiences, enriching your own life in turn.
Special Olympics BC volunteers can fill the following coaching roles:
The head coach is ultimately responsible for all actions within his/her sports program. She/he determines and develops the yearly goals, seasonal plans and budgets along with the assistant coaches; regularly communicates with assistant coaches, program volunteers, athletes, parents/caregivers and local executive members; serves as the voice/spokesperson for the athletes/team; facilitates practices; ensures attendance, training and safety of athletes at practices; ensures all athletes attend a minimum of one competition; and delegates to assistant coaches/program volunteers. Must be 19 years of age or older, and must complete proper certification within first year.
Head Coaches are needed in the following programs:
- SPORT START PROGRAMSSport Start programs are designed to give young athletes (aged 12 to 21 years) their first taste of an organized, sport specific training program. Sport Start was developed specifically for youth with an intellectual disability and promotes the development of basic motor and sports skills and game play in a fun and positive environment. Sport Start programs also provide information about the game being played including the rules and history of the sport, promotes proper nutrition and social network building, and they act as a source of information about other programs and opportunities provided through Special Olympics BC. We currently have Sport Start Basketball, Soccer and Swimming. We would like to offer a Sport Start Program for each sport we provide: 5 Pin, 10 Pin, Alpine Skiing, Bocce, Cross Country Skiing, Floor Hockey, Golf, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Snowshoeing, Softball and Track & Field.
The assistant coach helps head coach with all duties; assists with training and supervision of athletes at practices and competitions; and regularly communicates with head coach. Must be 16 years of age or older, and must complete proper certification within first year.
A program volunteer assists the head/assistant coaches with training at practice and regularly communicates with head coach. Must be 12 years of age or older.