Volunteer Information

SOBC – North Shore boasts over 250 volunteers but we can always use more!  Below is a list of volunteer positions that are currently available.  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators, 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!




With 3-6 dances every season, we need an energetic fun individual to head up our social committee!  In this role you’ll ensure the venue and our awesome DJ are booked for the scheduled dates, work with the committee on decor and treats, the oversee the dances to ensure everything runs smoothly.  Our athletes LOVE our dances, so this role is very important to our Local!  Its a little bit of work and DEFINITELY a whole lot of fun!

Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator if you’re interested!


These committee members answer directly to our Social Coordinator, attend and help oversee our dances.  We require volunteers who can help out with setup, cleanup and assisting with our concession stands during the dances.

ASSISTANT LOCAL COORDINATOR (In training to become Local Coordinator)

Assists the person who is ultimately responsible for all actions of the Local.  Represents Local’s point of view at all meetings.  Communicates with all committee members, as well as the Provincial Office and Regional Coordinator.  Schedules, chairs and hosts Local Committee meetings.  Sets budget with committee, communicates with athletes, submits accreditation, and ensures policies and procedures are adhered to.


Recruits, liaises with, and represents volunteers,  interviews and screens volunteers, provides registration opportunities for potential volunteers, provides orientation and training sessions for volunteers, maintains records, addresses requests of volunteers, organizes volunteer recognition, and attends all Local Committee meetings.  


As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition, enriching the lives of the athletes you meet.

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.


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.

Current Positions Available:

  • Program Volunteers, Rhythmic Gymnastics