Special Olympics Weyburn is looking for a few people to join their board.
With many programs being put on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are looking to get back into the swing of things, but need a few more people to fill out the board.
Jaret Dezotell is the community coordinator for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. He explained they are looking for a community manager, a program coordinator and a treasurer.
“Community manager, obviously, is an important position with any volunteer group,” Dezotell explained. The community manager oversees operations, and makes sures the programs are running efficiently.
The program coordinator role works with facilities, ensuring the programs have the equipment needed as well as working with the coaches. The treasurer handles the financial recordkeeping for the board as well.
With Special Olympics programming being for athletes with intellectual disabilities, so people with experience working in sports, recreation or the disability sector are encouraged to come on board for the upcoming seasons.
Here in Weyburn, there have been around 40 athletes participating, with programs like curling, floor hockey and curling being offered in the past. There is also the hope that they could start to offer other sports in the future.
Those who are interested in joining the board for Special Olympics in Weyburn can contact Dezotell directly at (306) 780-9450.
There is a committee meeting planned in the future to vote in the new volunteers, with the goal it is held in the next few months.