Make a Difference. Be a Volunteer. We’re looking for friendly people who’d like to volunteer for a worthy cause. Nearly 500 Special Olympics athletes from Northern and Western Wisconsin will compete at this district basketball event and we need your help. Please contact Melissa at MMaxwell@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org or 715-833-0833 with questions.
Volunteer Jobs and Shifts:
Setup (8:00am-9:00am) – Volunteers will hang banners, fill water jugs, and tape the skills stations.
Agency Registration (8:15am-11:00am) – Volunteers will check-in coaches and record athlete scratches.
Volunteer Registration (8:15am-1:15pm) – Volunteers will sign in all volunteers, give them a t-shirt, and direct them to their assigned area.
Skills Assistant (8:45am-1:00pm) – Volunteers will run dribbling, shooting, or passing skills stations as score recorders, timers, or ball feeders.
Skills Walkers (8:45am-1:00pm) – Volunteers will escort a group of athletes through each skills station and take the score sheet to awards.
Skills Results (9:00am-1:30pm) – Volunteers will add up the scores for each group, put labels on the ribbons, and announce the winners while handing out the awards.
Scorers (9:00am-1:30pm, 1:00pm-5:30pm) – Volunteers will transfer team rosters to the score sheet and track individual scoring, fouls, substitutions, and the final score for each game. *Basketball knowledge required
Timer (9:00am-1:30pm, 1:00pm-5:30pm) – Volunteers will run the scoreboard and start/stop the clock according to WIAA rules. *Basketball knowledge required
Souvenirs (9:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm) – Volunteers will display and sell Special Olympics Wisconsin merchandise.
Fans In The Stands (9:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm) – Volunteers will help spectators make signs and head to the courts to cheer on the athletes.
Athlete Lunch (11:00am-1:30pm) – Volunteers will collect lunch tickets from athletes, coaches, volunteers and hand out sandwiches and fruit.
Team Awards (1:00pm-5:30pm) – Volunteers will help put award labels on the ribbons and distribute to the teams on the courts as divisions finish.
*Please do not register for overlapping shifts*