Volunteer Registration 

 

All volunteers are required to register with Special Olympics GB as soon as they take up their volunteer assignment and must be over 12 years of age.  This also includes family members who fulfil roles both on and off the field of play and who play an active part in running their group.

 

Volunteer Interest Forms

Young Volunteer Policy - To be uploaded shortly.

Safe practice for volunteers

 

For more detailed guidance on the Volunteer Registration process and the forms required, please click here.

For further information on what we do with the information you supply us with click here.

 

DBS/PVG

 

Certain Volunteer roles will require a valid DBS or PVG in order to carry out the role. We encourage all volunteers requiring a DBS to sign up to the DBS Update Service.

DBS Policy 

Roles Currently Requiring DBS/PVG

DBS Update Service

 

Volunteer Newsletters
 

National Summer Games 2017 – Volunteers and Officials – Edition 1 – July 2016

National Summer Games 2017 – Volunteers and Officials – Edition 2- October 2016

National Summer Games 2017 – Volunteers and Officials – Edition 3- December 2016

National Summer Games 2017 – Volunteers and Officials – Edition4 – February 2017

 

Volunteer Matters - June 2016 

Volunteer Matter - December 2015

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Steering Groups and National Councils)

 

Each Programme (Club, Network, Region, Home Country) that accredits to Special Olympics Great Britain (GB), is required to have a Steering Group or National Council (depending on the type of accreditation held). Within the Steering Group or National Council, Special Olympics GB asks that specific roles are taken up by volunteers to ensure minimum standards are met, as detailed in the relevant Governance documents. The below outlines the Duties and Responsibilities for these roles and estimates the number of hours the roles may take up, although this may vary according to the size of the Programme and other resources it has access to.

England

Club & Network Steering Groups

Region Steering Groups
Chairperson Chairperson
Eligibility Officer(s) Competition Coordinator(s)
Finance Officer Finance Officer
Main Contact Main Contact
Safeguarding & Welfare Officer(s) Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scotland

Region Steering Groups

Home Country National Council
Chairperson Chairperson
Competition Coordinators(s) Competition Coordinator(s)
Eligibility Officer(s) Finance Officer
Finance Officer Main Contact
Main Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Safeguarding & Welfare Officer(s)  
Volunteer Coordinator  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales / Cymru

Club Steering Groups Region Steering Groups

Home Country National Council

Chairperson Chairperson Chairperson
Eligibility Officer(s) Competition Coordinator(s) Competition Coordinator(s)
Finance Officer Eligibility Officer(s) Finance Officer
Main Contact Finance Officer Main Contact
Safeguarding & Welfare Officer(s) Main Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator Safeguarding & Welfare Officer(s)  
  Volunteer Coordinator  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDUCTION TRAINING

 

It is our aim that all volunteers attend the Volunteer Induction Training session to ensure they are fully briefed about the organisation, its mission and philosophy. Our commitment to our volunteers is to ensure they feel well informed, have a good understanding of the organisation as a whole and feel well prepared and supported to fulfil their volunteer role with confidence. We are also committed to developing training opportunities to enhance the volunteer experience and, in turn, contribute to the growth and development of the National Programme of sports training and competition.

Please note: We are currently updating our training process and will update this section in due course.

 

 

EVENT VOLUNTEERS

 

To support many of the competitions that occur throughout the year, we use Event Volunteers who volunteer on an ad hoc basis to support the running of these events.

The roles of Event Volunteer can include for example:

Athlete registration
Field of play support
Awards Presentation
Photographers
Officials 

These volunteers are also required to register, but via a slightly different process detailed here.