Coaches are vital to the success of Special Olympics Oregon. Currently, all training and competition is being done virtually. The virtual games coach is responsible for providing athletes with at home training and preparation for virtual competitions.
As a virtual coach, you'll have access to training plans and online training videos/live sessions and support from SOOR staff and Head Coaches. During the Winter Virtual Games season (Jan 25 - April 2), you'll spend approximately 2-4 hours per week with training and/or athlete check-in sessions planned in advance.
Class A Application
All volunteers who have close contact with athletes or who handle the financial assets of Special Olympics Oregon must complete a Class A volunteer application. This includes coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners, staff and Local Program Management members. In order to be a virtual coach, you need to complete the Class A Volunteer process which includes an online application, background check and two online trainings: General Orientation and Protective Behaviors. There is no fee to complete these items.