Potential Volunteer Assignments:
Field Assistant Stager - Checks in athletes after stager has called their name and places them in the appropriate order according to the staging sheets. Informs stager if any athletes are missing and sends the heat with the escorts to the competition area.
Marker/measurer/Retriever - Marks the landing point of each throw/jump. Places measuring tape and measures throws/jumps. If needed, returns shots/softballs/javs by carrying them to athlete bench.
Scorekeeper - Marks qualified throws/jumps and fouls on score sheet.
Athlete Escort - Accompanies athlete to competition area for competing OR to awards area after he/she has finished competing.
Work Crew - Grooms the pit area with the rake and broom after each attempt and measurement has been made.
Awards Volunteer - Responsible for lining athletes up in correct awards order. Prepares awards for distribution.
Attire: Please dress for comfort and mobility. Wear comfortable shoes - you will be on your feet most of the time. No short-shorts or flip flops allowed.
Parking: General parking is limited available at the venue.
Weather Updates: We suggest all volunteers text sotxsummer to 888777 to sign up to received texts concerning weather related delays and other games information.
AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR VOLUNTEERS:
* Youth 15 years and older can volunteer by themselves.
* 8-14 year old youth must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or chaperone.
* 7 years and younger are not given volunteer assignments, but are welcomed and encouraged to be cheerleaders as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone. Please do not 'purchase' a ticket for this position.
* 8-14 year olds in a group situation need a 4 to 1 ratio-meaning one adult (18 years old or older) for every four children. These groups usually include scout troops, school classes, church groups, etc.
For security purposes, please make sure to bring a current photo ID with you to the volunteer check-in area.
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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