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
And much more!
Volunteer Minimum Requirements
Minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer
Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check
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 10-16 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 will be 10 years of age as of the start of the Games.
Family volunteers aged 10-15 years will not be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check
ALL volunteers aged 16 years and over MUST submit a Vulnerable Sector Check and complete the online training session
Family volunteers aged 10-15 years must volunteer side-by-side with a family member who is 16 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
Interested in volunteering?
Leave us your contact information and we'll notify you when registration opens!
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: