Welcome to the Eastern Ontario District!
We provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability in the district of Eastern Ontario.
If you're an athlete, a coach, or a volunteer, or thinking of becoming one, check us out and learn about the exciting opportunities that we have to offer.
"Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of" - Sebastian Coe
Across the province, thousands of people volunteer with Special Olympics Ontario, taking pride in knowing they're providing athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport.
Currently, there are over 12,000 volunteer coaches, club managers, fundraisers and administrators providing sport programs for over 26,000 athletes in Ontario. Whether you would like to volunteer individually or as a member of a school or other organization there are many opportunities to choose from. Whether you can volunteer for just a few hours on a single day as a scorekeeper, or several hours a week as a special events coordinator, there are volunteer opportunities flexible for you!
We are currently looking for coaches in all Eastern Ontario Communities. Below is a listing of specific administrative volunteer opportunities in communities across Eastern Ontario. If you would like to register as a Special Olympics volunteer, please click here!
Contact: Terry Dawsom
Details: Special Olympics Ontario relies on volunteers to to operate. These remarkable people, ensure athletes have a safe, inclusive and fun environment, to practice and compete in the sport of their choice. Volunteer Registrar onboards new volunteers, by educating, assisting in registration process, monitoring the needs of volunteers in the community, and ensuring all coaching criteria, meet both Special Olympics Ontario, and legistlative standard.
If you're looking to connect with community programs near you, please see below for the appropriate contact information.
Eastern Ontario Program Consultant