Do you have a passion for sports? Sign up to volunteer with your local Special Olympics chapter. Special Olympics is a wonderful international organization devoted to empowering individuals with disabilities in more than 180 countries. They offer year-round sports training and competition, and are always looking for volunteers to help.
You can volunteer to coach basketball, track and field, golf, volleyball, tennis, skiing, etc.. They also need volunteers to help plan events, provide transportation and keep score during competitions. There are a number of ways to get involved with Special Olympics.
You are helping to create a world of acceptance; upholding the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed if given the opportunity.
Commit to being a coach and spend a season getting to know your athletes. Invest in them off the field and court, too. Create more opportunities to spend time together as a team.
There are many ways to volunteer with Special Olympics. If you only have a couple of minutes, you can visit their website to donate to their cause, or help raise awareness of the important work they are doing.
Visit the Special Olympics website for more information.
Learn more about the history of the organization.
You might also be interested in learning about and volunteering with Paralympic athletes, too.