Be A Volunteer
Special Olympics can not function without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of the many volunteers who accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Special Olympics Montgomery County is an entirely volunteer organization and relies on volunteers at all levels to ensure that every athlete is provided with a quality sports training and competition experience.
Whether as assistant coaches, site coordinators, administrators, or in other support capacities, volunteering for Special Olympics can create lifelong friendships and rewards of unique value. Volunteers take great pride in knowing that they are part of a global movement that provides athletes, with intellectual disabilities, an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy, and personal fulfillment associated with sports training and competition.
To become a volunteer, please click on the Volunteer Registration below. It is a fillable Adobe
Reader .pdf form that can be saved. After opening the file below, click "sign" in the upper right hand menu bar. After completing the form save it to your files before emailing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you cannot save the file check to see if you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. You can download a
free copy of the latest Adobe Reader at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
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 (both found at the online registration link) and undergo a Pennsylvania criminal records check. Class A volunteers under 17 must complete the Registration Form and also complete the 17 and Under Disclosure Form.
For additional information, please contact SOMC by phone or email at:
Protective Behaviors Training
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.