The Special Olympics Movement is the ‘third arm’ of the Olympics movement, along with the Olympics and Paralympics. It is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with an Intellectual (Learning) Disability through training and competition in numerous sporting disciplines, in both summer and winter sports. The focus is on what the organisation's athletes CAN DO. It is becoming apparent that the Athletes are gaining more and more confidence in their abilities after having attended 'Wednesday Club' sessions. At these sessions, student volunteers help to encourage and support people aged 16+ with intellectual (learning) disabilities to join in and participate in the various sports on offer. There will be opportunities to lead activities as well. No previous experience is necessary and taxis are provided to and from the event free of charge. Volunteers are asked to wear clothes suitable for sporting activities, especially shoes suitable for running and jumping around in. Weekly games include Badminton, Bowls, football and Boccia. There is also a weekly guest sport and details of this will be in the weekly email sent to students who register their interest in the opportunity via this volunteering tool box. Refreshments aren't provided but there is a café onsite that is open during the evening. Payments can only be taken in cash. There are also vending machines onsite.
- Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Sports
- How Often?One Off Event
- When?Weekdays, Evenings