Volunteer Job Descriptions


Head Coach

The head coach is to plan and implement all sport training activities for the specific program they run. They are to ensure the safety of the athlete’s at all times while fostering a fun and enjoyable experience while developing the athletes in the sport. The Head Coach is responsible for the day to day organization of their sport. Must be 18 years or older.

Reports to: Director of Programs

Commitment: 2 Year term, re-viewable at the end of each year (no limit to the number of terms)

Qualifications:

  • Registered volunteer in good standing with SOC
  • Must be of 18 years of age
  • Must become fully certified in NCCP Level 1 Special Olympics Canada, (SOC technical 1, Theory level 1, Practical, Sport Specific) within the first year of coaching
  • Must be certified with Standard First Aid
  • Have excellent knowledge of the sport rules
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to work as a team member

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Must abide by the policies set by SOA and SOC
  • Ensure athletes and volunteers abide by the policies set by SOA and SOC
  • Must attend a minimum 2/3 of scheduled head coaches meetings to maintain their position

Coach

A coach is expected to work with the head coach in supervising, guiding, motivating and implementing sport training activities for the athletes to participate within their sport. They implement the lesson plans as directed by the Head Coach. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Reports to:Head Coach

Commitment: 1 Year term, re-viewable at the end of each year (no limit to the number of terms)

Qualifications:

  • Registered volunteer in good standing with SOC
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must obtain the Technical Level 1 portion of the NCCP for Special Olympics within one year
  • Must be certified with a minimum Emergency First Aid within one year

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Must abide by the policies set by SOA and SOC

Junior Coach

Junior Coaches are part of a mentoring program within Special Olympics. A junior coach will be partnered with a registered coach within the sport specific program in order to learn about coaching strategies and associated sport rules.

Qualifications:

  • Registered volunteer in good standing with SOC
  • Age 13-16 years

Volunteer-Program Assistant (within individual sport programs)

The Program Assistant will assist the Head Coach in the administrative duties as related to their support. This could include calling/e-mailing of the athletes, collection of tournament fees, taking attendance and other related administrative functions. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Reports to: Head Coach

Commitment: 1 Year term, re-viewable at the end of each year (no limit to the number of terms)

Qualifications:

  • Registered volunteer in good standing with SOC

  • Must abide by the policies set by SOA and SOC

Volunteer-Non Coaching Positions

These positions play an integral role in the organization. They provide great support to Special Olympics Calgary without the need for techical knowledge in the sports we  provide. These positions can take on a variety of jobs from being part of committees, to score keeping, refereeing, 1-1 support with athletes, casual jobs such as helping with special events and fundraising or office support for the staff. Time commitment can be as little or as much as you would like.

Athletes as Program Assistants

This new position requires an athlete to be retired from actively competing in the sport they are helping with. The athlete will help the Head Coach in a variety of areas that may include warm-up/cool down, drill instruction, equipment set-up and act as a mentor.

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