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Special Olympics Ulster
106a University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HP
T: 028 9023 9023

 

VOLUNTEERING

CLUBS   

 Special Olympics Ulster have 63 clubs across the region who require volunteers in a variety of roles.  Please see the list of volunteer opportunities currently available in our clubs right now at the bottom of the page.

For more information on any of these roles, please contact Keith Thompson on keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie or 028 9089 2994.

Athlete Leadership

Mentor Moria Murray and Linda McIntyre with athlete Kevin Cowan at an ALPs workshop. 

The Athlete Leadership Programme enables athletes aged 16 and above to participate in opportunities additional to sports training and competition. Working with a volunteer mentor athletes complete training and workshops based around public speaking, volunteering, coaching and presentation skills. 

The region is currently seeking volunteers to mentor athletes.  For further information please contact Scott Witherick on scott.witherick@specialolympics.ie or 028 9026 2775

Events

 From September 2017 to June 2018, 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

Volunteer Support Centre

 

The Ulster Volunteer Support Centre provides a vital outlet for administration support.  The centre runs Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm.  If you would be interested in joining the support centre team, please contact Keith Thompson on keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie or 028 9089 2994.



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**

If are interested in any of the opportunities outlined above, please contact Keith Thompson on keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie or 028 9089 2994. 

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 AreaHigh Rollers Special Olympics ClubBocceSt. Catherine's Grammar School, ArmaghWednesdays 7pm to 9pmVolunteers with experience of lawn bowls who may be able to assist with coaching
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 9pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubBocceBallymote Leisure Centre, DownpatrickMonday 7pm to 9pmVolunteers with experience of lawn bowls who may be able to assist with coaching
Belfast AreaBelfast Cranes Special Olympics ClubBasketballCregagh Community Centre, BelfastWednesday 6pm to 7pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon AreaArmagh Special Olympics ClubAquaticsOrchard Leisure Centre, ArmaghTuesday &/or Thursday 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
Omagh & Fermanagh AreaOmagh Spires Special Olympics ClubSwimmingOmagh Leisure ComplexThursday 6pm to 7pmVolunteers who are willing to get into the pool to assist athletes
Omagh and Fermanagh AreaOmagh Spires Special Olympics ClubEquestrainThe Yard, OmaghMonday & Tuesday 4pm to 6pmVolunteers with experience of horses
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 8pmGeneral volunteers to assist with a range of tasks
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubFootballBallymote Sports & Wellbeing Centre, DownpatrickFriday 7pm to 9pmFootball coach
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubTable TennisBallymote Centre, DownpatrickFriday 7pm to 9pmVolunteers who have experience of table tennis
Causeway Coast 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 AreaLisburn2getherFootballLisburn LeisurePlex4:30pm to 5:30pmAssistant Football Coach