Volunteer


Volunteer Minimum Requirements


The 2020 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games will bring more than 2,500 athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, and spectators to the Region of Waterloo. To ensure the Games “Go Beyond” and provide an amazing experience for all involved, we will be recruiting approximately 500 volunteers!

Volunteer roles may include:

Scorekeeping and timekeeping
Referees and linespeople
Venue set-up and tear-down
Opening and closing ceremonies
Hospitality
And much more!

  • Minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer

  • ALL volunteers aged 18 years of age or over must submit a Police Record Check (see “What Type of Police Record Check Do I Need?”)

  • Must provide two references

  • Must be able to commit a minimum of 4 hours to the Games

  • Must complete the online training session prior to attending the in-person orientation

  • Must attend one in-person orientation session in April 2020

  • Children aged 10-15 may volunteer with a parent/guardian in the Family Volunteer Program


Family Volunteer Program


Special Olympics Ontario is pleased to offer a Family Volunteer Program for the 2020 Spring Games. Due to legal liabilities, the minimum age for the Family Volunteer Program is 10 years of age as of the start of the Games. 


  • Family volunteers aged 10-15 years will not be required to complete a Police Record Check

  • Family volunteers aged 10-15 years must volunteer side-by-side with a family member who is 18 years or older

  • Family volunteers will be placed in a position that is conducive to young persons (e.g. marshalls at Opening Ceremony)

  • Family volunteers aged 10-15 years will be registered automatically with the successful parent/guardian


 

What Type of Police Record Check Do I Need?

The position you are planning to volunteer in for the Games, will determine what type of Police Record Check you need to complete. A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) is required for volunteers in a position of authority and responsibility for the wellbeing of persons with intellectual disabilities.

To complete your Police Record Check, click here.

Volunteer Position

Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2)

Vulnerable Sector Check
(Level 3)

Family and Fans Dinner

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Honoured Guests Reception

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Family and Spectator Services

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Opening and Closing Ceremonies – crew set up and tear down

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Games Management System (e.g., result entry)

x

 

Volunteer Luncheon

x

 

Accreditation

 

x

Food Services

 

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Transportation

 

x

Sports Services (e.g. marshalls, scorekeeping, timekeeping, referees and lines people)

 

x

Medal Presentations

 

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Opening and Closing Ceremonies (e.g., marshalls, runners)

 

x

Athlete Victory Party

 

x

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The 2020 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games are using MyImpactPage by Better Impact to register all volunteers. The system is customized for these Games with the specific volunteer needs and venue locations.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

The application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please be prepared to provide:

  • A user name and password
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Selection of date for mandatory two hour in-person training in April
  • Emergency contact information - name and phone number
  • T-shirt size
  • Two references – name, phone number, and email
  • Use the guide below to walk you through the process

CLICK HERE FOR STEP BY STEP INFORMATION ON THE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATON PROCESS

To begin your application process by creating an account in Better Impact click here 

Interested in volunteering?
Leave us your contact information and we'll notify you when registration opens!


Thank you for volunteering your time for the
2020 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Spring Games!


Questions? Click here to contact our volunteer team!

Ready? Let's Get Started

The 2020 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games are using MyImpactPage by Better Impact to register all volunteers. The system is being customized for these Games with the specific volunteer needs and venue locations.

Stay tuned for the full website to be up and running soon!

In the meantime, you can get started by following these preliminary steps:



Click here to view the MyImpactPage Training Manual.