25 Mar Volunteer Opportunities with Special Olympics

Special Olympics Kelowna is looking for an assistant head coach for the SOBC Kelowna Track program with the intent that candidate will assume the role of head coach in 2015.

The SOBC Kelowna track program begins April 10th and runs every Tues and Thurs 5:30-7pm at the Apple Bowl until the end of June 2014. Our dynamic program coaches approx. 30-35 athletes who range in skills from elite to developmental and ages 6-60. We coach athletes of every ability to compete in 3-5 of the following events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m and 10,000m and field events include long jump and shot put. Coaching skills in athletics are appreciated but not necessary as SOBC will ensure the candidate has opportunity to train as a coach and to develop sport specific knowledge. The right candidate will have the capacity to have fun and to communicate effectively, the ability to manage a team of approximately 10 fantastic coaches, and to learn the skills necessary to develop training schedules and set goals for athletes and coaches. The candidate will have the commitment to take athletes to one major SOBC competition each sport program year and to support athletes in their attempts to move through Regional Qualifiers, Provincial Games, National Games and World Games.

Interested candidates are asked to contact Julie McIntyre, SOBC Kelowna Program Coordinator responsible for Operations and Head Coach for athletics at 778-214-5427 or at jjmci@shaw.ca



Special Olympics Needs your help!

This is a great opportunity to get involved and give back to our community.

The local board is looking for a treasurer. You would get to work with some awesome OYP’rs including Donnie Ungaro, Derek Fuhr, Marc Gobeil, Allison Fallis and would be helping out the outstanding local athletes.

The time commitment is pretty minimal, they have also provided a short description that is as follows:

General Responsibilities:
-To communicate with the Local Coordinator( Sheila Paynter) and other committee members.
-To provide 10 monthly updates to the Executive and attend as many of those monthly meetings as possible.
(Meetings occur 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm – no meeting July ,Aug or Dec )
-To keep financial records for the local. Excel spreadsheet, format, templates and guidance provided by SOBC Prov. office Accountant Mgr. (training will be provided)
To submit a financial statement to SOBC Provincial Office by the 20th of every month

Cheque signing (if required) occurs once a week on preset date and time by signing authorities( Some months busy with cheques during competition cycles…other months there will be nothing)

To help prepare the Locals budget for accreditation which is in every year by June 15th….Past history in place – Program Coordinator & Local coordinator guide projected expenditures.

This position can be behind the scenes and work from home during your own hours….or be as connected as you like by attending meetings and jumping in on anything else you hear a the table.

If you are interested, please contact Donnie Ungaro at dungaro@investkelowna.com and he will introduce you to the board.



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