Area Volunteer Leadership
Across Tennessee, volunteers are needed to help provide quality local training, competition and program opportunities for athletes at the community level. Read below to get an idea of roles that may need to be filled near you, and get in touch with your local program to find out more!
Available Roles & Responsibilities
The Area Coordinator is the leader of the Area program and is responsible for overseeing the administration, finances, and public relations aspects of the program.
Area Coordinator Elect
The Area Coordinator Elect assists the Area Coordinator and assumes the responsibilities of the Area Coordinator position when the current Area Coordinator’s term in office expires.
Area Support/Committee Member
Volunteers such as event planners, committee members, fundraisers, public relations specialists, and administrative volunteers are needed to assist Area leadership.
Athlete Recruitment Coordinator
The Athlete Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for recruiting athletes so all people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics Virginia.
The Athlete Representative provides input on the administration and delivery of the Area program and provides the athlete’s perspective on decisions made regarding the Area program.
Athlete Representative Mentor
The Mentor to the Athlete Representative assists the athlete in preparing for meetings, providing input on the administration and delivery of the Area Program, and providing the athlete’s perspective on decisions made regarding the Area Program.
The Competition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Area competitions.
The Family Coordinator is responsible for involving family members in the Area program and for providing activities and services for family members.
The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for raising sufficient funds to operate the Area program and ensuring all fundraising activities adhere to the State Corporation Commission laws and Special Olympics Virginia’s rules and regulations.
The Local Coordinator is responsible for all facets of the program in a specific geographical area that directly impact athletes.
The Medical Coordinator is responsible for properly registering all Special Olympics athletes in the Area and for ensuring all Special Olympics activities have proper medical provisions and personnel.
Public Relations Coordinator
The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for disseminating Area information to the athletes, volunteers, media and general public.
The secretary is responsible for taking minutes at every Area Council meeting and for writing and disseminating Area Council meeting agendas and minutes.
Sports Training Coordinator
The Sports Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating athlete training programs in the Area.
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial activity of the Area or Local program.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, registering, and placing volunteers as needed in the Area.