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Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, everyday around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the injustice, isolation intolerance and inactivity they face.

Volunteers

Volunteer Positions (click to jump to position description)

Agency Manager

The Agency manager plans, organizes, directs and coordinates programs and services for the athletes in the Agency in accordance with established policies to further achieve the goals, objectives, standards and mission of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI).  The completion of responsibilities will be performed personally by the Agency manager or through other Agency volunteers.

Qualifications: Manager must be a registered Class A volunteer with no restrictions.  In the event this position is filled by an athlete, s/he needs to be ALPs registered and screened.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for all mailings, e-mail, phone calls and paperwork for the Agency from the Regional and Headquarters office and those affiliated with the Agency. (In the case that an Agency has a co-manager, only one of them will be listed as the main contact for the Agency in the SOWI database.)
  • Oversee all the financial matters and work with the Agency Management Team to develop and monitor the Agency budget.
  • Ensure funds are raised and expended according to SOWI policies to meet the needs identified in the Agency budget
  • Recruit eligible athletes and volunteers needed to implement a quality local program

Support:  The Agency manager reports to the appropriate Regional office.  Agency mentors are available for additional support as agreed upon by staff and the Agency manager.

Time Commitment:  The number of hours per week depends on the size and involvement level.

Work Location:  The Agency manager may work out of their home, workplace office, and classroom.

Managing an Agency allows opportunities for developing marketable job skills, creating personal and professional relationships, directing your own volunteer time, enhancing your physical fitness, and making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and more.

Available Locations:

  • Lake Mills Area Special Olympics – Lake Mills, WI. Please submit your resume and cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) to Julia A. Wolfgram.
  • Team Franklin – Franklin WI. Please submit your resume and cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) to Candice M. Schneider.

Regional Games Management Team Member

Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with cognitive disabilities.  The Games Management Team will assist the Regional Sports staff in planning and implementing Regional and District Competitions as well as training schools for coaches and athletes.  A variety of time commitments are available.  Hours are flexible.  GMT Members are asked to attend a minimum of 2 events per year.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational & communication skills are helpful.
  • Knowledge of sports is necessary.
  • Occasional travel and some evening & weekend work is required
  • GMT members are at times required to assist with some heavy lifting and moving equipment.
  • Must be a Class A Certified Special Olympics Volunteer and kept current.

GMT Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning and coordination of SOWI Regional competitions.
  • Assist with volunteer management
  • Interaction with various coaches and volunteers~ enforcing games rules and etiquette.
  • Assist with loading and unloading trucks and set up/tear down of events.
  • Attend planning meetings-approximately 3 per year. These are scheduled in the evening time and are flexible on days and times

The Games Management Team Members will work under the supervision of the Regional Athletic Director and Special Olympics of Wisconsin.  Please submit your resume and cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) mwolfgram@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

Office Volunteer

Date: 10-04-19

Purpose: Office Volunteer supports the work of several Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) staff with an emphasis on working with the Office Manager.

Location: Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc., State Office, 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet guests and direct them to other offices.
  • Assist the Front Office Manager with weekly and periodic duties such as data entry, processing mail, entering names into a spreadsheet, sending thank you’ s (including IDMP letters) and other similar tasks, as needed.
  • Assist in filing volunteer forms; and data entry of day of volunteer records;
  • Support the Development department in the preparation of mailings, including event registration packets;
  • Assist the Sports department with games preparation such as laminating, stringing ribbons, organizing supplies & materials;
  • Other duties as assigned, by the Office Manager;

Reports to the Office Manager.

Time Commitment: One or two days per week (T, W, or Th) for two (2) – four (4) hours, for a minimum of three months.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of computer and data entry. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability.

Support: Training for this position will be provided. The Office Manager will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: 18 years of age;

Background Check: Required;

Dress Code: Business Casual

How to Apply: Email volunteers@specialolympicswisconsin.org, if you are interested in volunteering;


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