Become a Coach for the Special Olympics

Location: Los Angeles CA, 90245

Date: 2/9/2017 Spots Remaining: 500


Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Program Description: Young Athletes is a unique program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. It is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. Children ages 2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist our Head Coach and Program Coordinator with the execution of lessons and activities that are important to mental and physical growth. As a volunteer Young Athlete Coach, you will help create and maintain a positive and fun environment for participants.​

Time Commitment: 1 Hour per week for 8 consectutive weeks. 

Requirements: All volunteers must undergo a background check. Must submit an online volunteer application that will include a online general orientation, protective behaviors, and concussion training.​

Benefits: Experience implementing a comprehensive and unique sports & social development program. Gain first-hand experience working with children ages 2-7. Meet new people and build long lasting relationships. Experience enthusiasm, enjoyment and personal achievement. Become an integral part of the mission of SOSC.

*This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

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  • Issue Area(s): Health & Wellness, Children & Youth Education
  • Population Served: People with Disabilities
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+
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