Special Olympics Montgomery County

Special Olympics Montgomery County

980 Harvest Drive Suite 203, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Contact: Scott Otterbein, Volunteer Coordinator
215-542-1140 specialolympicsmontco@verizon.net

Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities, or other significant developmental disability, with an opportunity to train and compete in Olympic-style sports. Through training and competition, athletes improve their physical fitness and general health. The athletes gain the discipline, the inter-personal and social skills, and the self-confidence to become contributing, participating members of our community. https://www.specialolympicspa.org/coach/general-orientation

Volunteer Opportunity: The teen volunteers, fulfilling a mitzvah or community service project, who make the program possible have the opportunity, not only to share in the athletes’ achievements, but also to grow and learn themselves. Special Olympics Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) conducts training and competition in 18 sports at 40 various venues within the county, serving over 1,200 athletes last year. Volunteers assist coaches in practices supporting athletes in learning skills, keeping scores, escorting, cheering, keeping the athletes occupied during break times, etc. All of our practice locations are listed on our website: Our volunteers should be in their mid-teens and not require supervision by other volunteer and coaching staff. On our county website’s Training Sites page you will find the sports, training sites, active months of the year.

Time commitment is once or twice a week for four month training seasons.