About Special Olympics Ulster
Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation providing year round sports training and competition to athletes with an intellectual disability. In the Ulster region we have 64 community sports clubs, special schools, adult centres and services providing weekly training sessions to over 2000 athletes. All of our clubs are managed by teams of volunteers who give their valuable time to ensure our athletes can develop and perform at regional, national and international events.
Over the past 40 years many of our supporters have been helping us to transform lives through sport. Our annual Collection Day continues to be the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for the Special Olympics programme. In 2018 our Collection Day volunteers helped to raise over €500,000 to help fund our year round programmes and competitions - including the 2018 Ireland Games.
For 91 of our athletes, 2019 is especially exciting as they prepare to compete on an international stage, to represent Ireland at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi. But for all our thousands of athletes across Ireland, the support you provide allows the opportunity to reunite with friends, grow their confidence and improve their skills.
Would you like to help transform the lives of people in your community? If so, please register today to volunteer at our annual Collection Day on Friday 5th April 2019 in a location near you!
Collection Day is a street bucket collection which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland. We will be hosting a collection in Monaghan town centre and Carrickmacross where we require additional volunteers.
Volunteers will each do a 2 hour time slot. Slots are available between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm, to suit volunteers.
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Once Off
Hours required: 2hrs Once off
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Carrickmaross or Monaghan Town
Other location details:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Insurance cover
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Collection Day raises vital funds to support Special Olympics athletes in communities across Ireland. By volunteering you are making a big difference to the lives of so many