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Keith Thompson

Special Olympics Ulster
106a University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HP
T: 028 9089 2994

 

Be Part of Something Special!


North West Special Olympics Club and Letterkenny Strikers Special Olympics Club have been providing year round sports training and competition to athletes with an intellectual disability in the Letterkenny area for over 10 years. Between them, the clubs provide basketball, football and ten pin bowling opportunities to 69 athletes on a weekly basis.

To ensure the clubs can continue to offer a high quality sports programme to their respective athletes, they require volunteers in the following roles:
  • general volunteers x 4
  • mini bus driver x 1
  • club fundraiser x 1

All volunteers will be trained and supported by the club management team in a fun and friendly environment. Furthermore, volunteers will have opportunities to attend personal development courses including first aid, safeguarding and sports coaching qualifications. Additionally, there will be opportunities to volunteer at regional, national and international events as a Special Olympics volunteer.

If you are looking for a rewarding and fun experience where you can witness the power and joy of sport for people with an intellectual disability, then Special Olympics is the one for you!!

Get down to volunteer by attending our volunteer recruitment evening on Wednesday 3 April in The Vestry, St. Conal's Hospital, Letterkenny, from 7.30pm - 8.30pm.

To RSVP, or if you would like more information ahead of the evening, please email keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie or phone 0044 28 9089 2994.



Get 'Down' to Volunteer 

Down Special Olympics Club is a multi-sports club that has been providing year round sports training and competition to athletes with an intellectual disability in the Downpatrick area for over 10 years. At present the club has 57 athletes participating in 4 sports over 3 evenings per week.

To ensure the club can continue to offer a high quality sports programme to their athletes, they require volunteers in the following roles: 

  • General Volunteers x 6
  • Assistant Football Coach x 1
  • Club Secretary x 1
  • Admin Assistant (to help with the website and social media) x 1

All volunteers will be trained and supported by the club management team in a fun and friendly environment. Furthermore, volunteers will have opportunities to attend personal development courses including first aid, safeguarding and sport coaching qualifications. Additionally, there will be opportunities to volunteer at regional, national and international events as a Special Olympics volunteer. 

If you are looking for a rewarding and fun experience where you can witness the power and joy of sport for people with an intellectual disability, then Down Special Olympics Club is the one for you!!

Get 'Down' to volunteer by attending our volunteer recruitment evening on Thursday 28th March in the Ballymote Centre, Downpatrick, from 7.30pm - 8.30pm.

To RSVP, or if you would like more information ahead of the evening, please email keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie or phone 028 9089 2994.


Events

 From September 2018 to June 2019, Special Olympics Ulster will host a series of development days, non-advancement events and leagues across the region. We require volunteers to assist in a range of roles including event management teams, sports roles, volunteer services and media.

Sign-up online to volunteer
at upcoming events here

Clubs

In the Ulster Region, we have 64 community sports clubs, special schools, adult centres and services providing weekly training sessions to over 2000 athletes. All of our clubs are managed by teams of volunteers who give their valuable time to ensure our athletes can develop and perform at regional, national and international events. Special Olympics Ulster is offering you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of our athletes by becoming one of the team.

Please see below for a full list of volunteer vacancies in our clubs. You can sort the list alphabetically by area or club by clicking on the column header.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities Available In Our Clubs RIGHT NOW!

 

**Please note that a general volunteer role will cover a number of tasks including: equipment set up and tear down; registration of athletes and volunteers; inducting new volunteers; supervision of athletes between activities; serving refreshments; supervising the tuck shop**

AreaClubSportTraining VenueTraining TimesVolunteers Required
Antrim & Newtownabbey AreaSix Mile Sharks Special Olympics ClubSwimmingSix Mile Leisure Centre, BallyclareTuesdays 6.45pm to 8.30pmVolunteers who are willing to get into the pool to assist athletes
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon AreaBanbridge Special Olympics ClubAthletics, Basketball, Bocce, Swimming & Table TennisBanbridge High School & Banbridge Leisure CentreWednesdays 7pm to 9pm &/or Fridays 8pm to 9pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Belfast AreaBelfast Wolves Special Olympics ClubFloorballLoughshore Leisure Centre, BelfastMondays 7pm to 8pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Belfast AreaPin Pals Special Olympics ClubTen Pin BowlingDundonald Ice Bowl, BelfastWednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Belfast AreaSalto Gymnastics Special Olympics ClubGymnasticsBelvior Activity Centre, BelfastWednesdays 7:30-9pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Causeway Coast & Glens AreaCauseway Coast Special Olympics ClubSwimmingColeraine Leisure CentreThursdays 6pm to 8.30pmVolunteers who are willing to get into the pool to assist athletes
Lisburn & Castlereagh AreaLisburn2gether Special Olympics ClubBocceLisburn LeisurePlexThursdays 7pm to 9pmVolunteers with experience of lawn bowls who may be able to assist with coaching
Mid and East Antrim AreaCarrick Chargers Special Olympics ClubBasketballCarrickfergus Leisure CentreMondays 7:30pm to 9pmVolunteers to fill a number of general roles
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubBocceBallymote Leisure Centre, DownpatrickMonday 7pm to 9pmVolunteers with experience of lawn bowls to assist with a range of tasks
Belfast AreaBelfast Cranes Special Olympics ClubBasketballCregagh Community Centre, BelfastWednesday 6pm to 7pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon AreaRipples Special Olympics ClubAquaticsCascades Lesiure Centre, PortadownWednesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm &/or Friday 5:30pm to 7pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Donegal AreaErrrigal Special Olympics ClubBocce, Equestrian & SwimmingAn Cuirt, Dunlewy Equestrian Centre & St Columba Community CentreMonday 10am to 12pm, Monday 8pm to 10pm & Wednesday 11am to 1pmBus driver (Cat D Licence) to transport athletes to and from weekly training sessions
Letterkenny AreaNorth West Special Olympics ClubBasketball & FootballCairde Le Cheile, LetterkennySaturday 11am to 1:30pm & Wednesday 5:30pm to 7:30pmGeneral volunteers (especially males)
Donegal AreaDonegal Dynamos Special Olympics ClubFootballDonegal Town Football ClubTuesday 5:30pm to 8pmFootball coach & general volunteers
Donegal AreaDonegal Dynamos Special Olympics ClubGolfMurvagh Golf Club, LagheyTuesday 11am to 1pmGolf coach & general volunteers
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon AreaRipples Special Olympics clubTen Pin BowlingCentrepoint, LurganSaturday 10:15am to 11:45amGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubGolfArdglass Golf ClubTuesday 6:30pm to 8pmVolunteers with experience of golf to assist with a range of general tasks
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubFootballBallymote Sports & Wellbeing Centre, DownpatrickFriday 7pm to 9pmAssistant football coach & general volunteers to assist with a range of task
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubTable TennisBallymote Centre, DownpatrickFriday 7pm to 9pmVolunteers with experience of table tennis to assist with a range of general tasks
Causeway Coast & Glens AreaBallymoney Special Olympics ClubSwimmingJoey Dunlop Leisure CentreFriday 6pm to 8:30pmVolunteers who are willing to get into the pool to assist athletes
Letterkenny AreaNorth West Special Olympics ClubBasketball & FootballCairde Le Cheile, LetterkennySaturday 11am to 1:30pm & Wednesday 5:30pm to 7:30pmFundraising volunteers (dates & times can be flexible)
Letterkenny AreaNorth West Special Olympics ClubBasketball & FootballCairde Le Cheile, LetterkennySaturday 11am to 1:30pm & Wednesday 5:30pm to 7:30pmBus driver (Cat D License) to transport athletes to competitions approximately once a month on a Saturday
Donegal AreaErrigal Special Olympics ClubBocce, Equestrain & SwimmingAn Cuirt, Dunlewy Equestrian Centre & St Columba Community CentreMonday 10am to 12pm, Monday 8pm to 10pm & Wednesday 11am to 1pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Lisburn & Castlereagh AreaLisburn2gether Special Olympics ClubFootballLisburn LeisurePlex4:30pm to 5:30pmAssistant Football Coach
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaShimna Stars Special Olympics ClubBasketballShimna Integrated CollegeTuesday 6:30pm to 8pmGeneral basketball volunteers
Mid & East Antrim AreaCarrick Chargers Special Olympics AreaBasketballCarrickfergus Leisure CentreMonday 7:30pm to 9pmHead Basketball Coach
Letterkenny AreaLetterkenny Strikers Special Olympics ClubTen Pin BowlingArena 7Monday 6:30pm to 8pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Ards & North Down AreaWizards Special Olympics ClubBasketballBangor Academy Thursday 7pm to 8:30pmHead Basketball Coach
Belfast AreaAll Stars Special Olympics ClubAthleticsMary Peters TrackSunday 1:45pm to 3pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubN/AN/AN/AClub secretary to sit on club management team
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubN/AN/AN/AClub administrative assistant with computer skills