Summer Sports Camp
Pass the information along to any volunteer who might be interested
in chaperoning. Last year, we had to turn athletes away, as we did not have enough chaperones. We are in desperate need
of male chaperones!
When an athlete asks you to sign their form, please do not sign if you do not think the athlete will make it through the whole week - it is extremely hard on everyone, if an athlete has to go home.
SOMC - HOD
Protective Behaviors and General Orientation Requirements.
SOPA has instituted a requirement that all Class A Volunteers 16 and over must take the new Protective Behaviors Training and General Orientation (a one time requirement.)
Protective Behaviors on-line training is now a three (3) year certification.
As of January 1st, 2012, anyone who took their protective behavior certification prior to the year 2010 must re-take it and then take it every three years. Here is the link for both the General Orientation and Protective Behaviors:
Because we work with vulnerable children and adults all Class A volunteers are required to not only complete the online registration and Volunteer Registration Form, but are required to complete the Special Olympics Pennsylvania General Orientation, Special Olympics Protective Behaviors Training and undergo a Pennsylvania criminal records check. Class A volunteers under 17 must also complete the 17 & Under Disclosure Form.
Please help spread the word regarding this SOPA requirement. We will not be able to utilize the services of anyone who has not completed this training in meeting the necessary volunteer to athlete ratios.