About Drogheda Special Olympics Club
Drogheda Special Olympics Club was founded shortly after the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which were held in Ireland in 2003. The club is community based and by its affiliation to Special Olympics Ireland, it is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. However, the Club is also about fun, friendship, fitting in and belonging to a group. Ultimately it’s all about improving the quality of life of its members. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends and strive to realise their dreams. Promotes and develops the abilities of athletes with varying levels of abilities.
Facilitate weekly training sessions for athletes. Willingness to attend sport specific training and coaching courses to become a certified Assistant Coach or Head Coach. Accompany athletes to competition events.
What's required for this position
Awareness of intellectual disability.Interest in basketball. Knowledge or experience playing basketball. Good communication skills. Previous coaching experience valued but not essential as training will be provided.
- Education/ Training
- Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Drogheda Institute of Higher Education, The Twenties, Drogheda, County Louth
Also available in these counties
Dublin - Fingal, Meath
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
As a volunteer you will be valued. You will meet new people, enjoy positive energy and be part of a fun team. Enhance personal growth and development with opportunities to learn new skills. Promote tolerance and make a difference.