What Is It?
A charity that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition 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.”
Help with competitions / events by serving as a timer, scorekeeper, escort, or similar position.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
15, to volunteer independently. Ages 8-14 must have an adult chaperone. (Children aged 7 and younger are welcome to come as spectators with an adult chaperone.)
Four-hour shifts, one or more days each year
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
None. The Special Olympics will provide any training needed.
COMPETITION / EVENT VOLUNTEER
Provide assistance and support at a competition or event. Tasks may include serving as a timer, scorekeeper, escort, or similar position. Pre-register with the Area 4 (Houston area) office for the event, then fill out the registration paperwork when you arrive to volunteer. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when registering.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS – GREATER HOUSTON AREA
Competitions and other events take place throughout the Houston area. Check the online calendar of upcoming events for more information.
Examples of past Scout projects
Designed and built a special staging area for award ceremonies.