Brevard County Special Olympics Seeking Volunteers to Grow the Programs, Meeting Set Today

By  //  July 10, 2018

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looking for capable, positive, and diverse individuals

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Special Olympics Florida of Brevard County will hold a Management Team Recruitment Session on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Viera Regional Community Center, located at 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Melbourne.

We are building a new starting line-up and looking for capable, positive, and diverse individuals from our Special Olympics community as well as professionals from the county who can help us grow our programs, here in Brevard,” said Jason Hart, County Director of Special Olympics Florida –Brevard County

“We need conscious people with big hearts who understand and respect our community and will help us continue to offer excellent sports and leadership opportunities to our amazing athletes.”

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

“The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs. And all training and competition are free to our athletes.”

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Areas of expertise needed:

• Coach Training & Development
• Competition Logistics
• Fundraising/Donations
• General Duties
• Grant Writing
• Marketing
• Media Relations-Press Releases
• Medical
• Recruitment- Athletes/ Mentors/ Unified Partners
• Registration
• Volunteer Recruitment & Development

The organization is also seeking school liaisons as we grow in our public and private institutions. If any of the above fields are one you work in or are proficient in, please consider coming to the meeting and joining the volunteer team.

“Our goal is to get those who believe in our mission and the potential of our athletes to join us,” Hart said.

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