If you are a talented swimmer or track athlete, or are able to instruct in one or both of these areas, considering volunteering for the Special Olympics at the Westport/Weston YMCA. Here, you can be a mentor for children with a variety of special needs, and interact with an incredible community of people you may never have met before. Special Olympics will not only allow you to volunteer by performing one of your favorite sports/athletic activities, it also allows you to expand your leadership skills and take on the role of coach. At Special Olympics, you will work one-on-one with a child with special needs and guide them to an event in the Special Olympics! You will not be able to keep yourself from smiling as you help them achieve all of their goals! Special Olympics will allow you to truly give back to your community.
Experience with swimming, track, or basketball at a high school, professional, or recreational (with ability to teach) level is required! No experience with special needs is needed, but volunteers will need to pass a background check and be open to working with unique skill sets.
In order to volunteer, contact the Westport YMCA at 203-226-8981 or drop by 14 Allen Raymond Lane or visit westporty.org to learn more!
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