What is Special Olympics Team?
Volunteers serve as coaches and committee members to train individuals with intellectual disabilities in a variety of Olympic-type sports such as basketball, volleyball, bowling, track, soccer, and softball.
How do I get involved?
Contact the program directors by phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This semester during bowling we had some new athletes and volunteers shoe up. It was amazing to watch the preocess of the volunteers learn from the athletes and experience the love the athletes bring to every situation. As time went on, it was clear that though the volunteers thought they would be serving, they left more filled and happier than they knew they would from their interactions with the athletes.
-Elise Millward (2017)
Seeing the athletes light up as they interact with the volunteers is priceless. It is so impactful when the athletes themselves are so observant and take interest in my life! Many of them actually have a great memory, and will follow up with me to see how my test went or will ask how I'm feeling. It's neat to some prepared to serve them, but truly leave feeling that they have lifted me.
-Kimberly Crawford (2017)
Read more at our Y-Serve blog!