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Club Volunteering opportunities near you

Special Olympics Ireland has a network of 313 clubs across Ireland and we can offer you a volunteering opportunity that suits your life.

Below is an idea of some of the roles we offer.

Roles  Descriptions Experience Required
Sport Roles  
Sports volunteers are in all clubs and levels. 
Sport roles include Coaches and Assistant Coaches.

                      Coaches: Plan and run through the training programmes, prepare athletes for competition. Help athletes be the best they can be.Relevant National Governing Body Qualification. Special Olympics can also help you reach the qualifications you need. 
Assistant Coaches: Support the coach on the field of play in the delivery of training sessions, this includes warm up, cool downs and helping athletes during their club training. 
Special Olympics can help you get started with an Introduction to Coaching Practices Course




Management Team Roles
Most Club Management Teams have 6 roles who are responsible for running a club
 1. Club Chairperson: overall responsibility for a club. Leads the team of volunteers, ensures all club activities are in line with policies and procedures set out by Special Olympics Ireland.
2. Secretary: works closely with the Chairperson in all administrative tasks.
3. Sports Officers: represent Head Coaches at committee level. Leads the team Coaches at all levels to ensure regular quality training and participation in competition by athletes.
4. Safeguarding Officer: ensures the Code of Ethics & Good Practice is adopted by club members. Act as a point of contact for all issues relating to athlete protection.
5. Treasurer: overall responsibility for club income and expenditure and produces the statement of accounts.
6. Membership Officer: point of contact for club members. Maintaining relationships, records and management of volunteers in addition to communications with Special Olympics office. 
Varies depending on the role. 
Special Olympics also provide a training pathway for most roles for free.
    
General Club Roles
If you're not sure where to start your volunteering this is a great introductory role offering.
 Offers great variety in tasks from club activity set up and tear down, athlete registration, athlete and volunteer support plus much more.
 None, full training is provided.