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LETTERKENNY
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT EVENING
THE VESTRY, ST. CONAL’S HOSPITAL
WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL 2019
7.30PM - 8.30PM

Our Letterkenny based clubs are expanding due to unprecedented demand. As a result, North West Special Olympics Club and Letterkenny Strikers Special Olympics Club require additional volunteers across their sports programmes.

The club currently offers basketball, football and ten pin bowling to over 69 athletes on a weekly basis. Securing new volunteers will help to ensure that the next generation of athletes can fulfil their sporting potential by participating in a strong and vibrant Special Olympics club in their local community.

If you have knowledge, skills or experience that you would like to share with our athletes, or you simply have some free time and would like to help out, then we would love to meet you at our recruitment evening.

For more information on the types of roles available within the club, or to RSVP, please click here.


Down 
Volunteer Recruitment Evening
Ballymote Centre
Thursday 28 March 2019
7.30pm - 8.30pm

Down Special Olympics Club is expanding due to unprecedented demand. As a result, the club requires additional volunteers across their sports programme. 

The club currently offers bocce, golf, football and table tennis to over 57 athletes on a weekly basis. Securing new volunteers will help to ensure that the next generation of athletes can fulfil their sporting potential by participating in a strong and vibrant Special Olympics club in their local community. 

If you have knowledge, skills or experience that you would like to share with our athletes, or you simply have some free time and would like to help out, then we would love to meet you at our recruitment evening. 

For more information on the types of roles available within the club, or to RSVP, please click here.


Get into the Action!

Are you looking for a new activity/experience this New Year?

If so, we have a range of volunteer opportunities available across our programme that could be perfect for you! 

Please click here to see a list of available volunteer vacancies across our clubs, events and fundraising initiatives. 

If you would like more information on any of our volunteer vacancies, or would like to register as a volunteer, please contact
Keith Thompson on 028 9089 2994 / keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie 

 2018-2019 Calendar of Events

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2018-2019 Calendar of Events and Leagues. 2018-2019 will see the Region focus on the development of particular events and sports, and the beginning of the Winter Sports Cycle for Alpine Skiing and Floorball. For details of the calendar or to sign-up as a volunteer for an event please click here.

For information on any of the Regions six leagues; athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, football and swimming please contact niall.murray@specialolympics.ie 


Health Matters



This week Special Olympics Ulster were delighted to be awarded a certificate for participation in the Health Matters at Work Initiative.

Last September SO Health and Education Officer, Amy Ball, attended Health Champion training through the Health Matters at Work Initiative supported by the Public Health Agency.

‘Although we have a clear focus on the importance of promoting health and wellbeing to our athletes sometimes we can forget about the importance of encouraging positive health choices to our colleagues. We saw this opportunity as a great way to look in and concentrate on how we could improve workplace health within the office environment.’ 

The Health Matters at Work Initiative is based on the World Health Organisation’s healthy workplace model and covers four important components:

·        Physical Work Environment,

·        Psychosocial Work Environment,

·        Personal Health Resources, and

·        Enterprise Community Involvement.

Following a staff health survey an action plan was put in place. Since the beginning of the initiative we have benefited through the introduction of lunchtime yoga classes, weekly weigh-ins for interested staff and a healthy lunch accompanied by a nutrition and mental health seminar. An optional tea break has also been introduced and monthly health messages are issued to staff via email. 

We are looking forward to keeping our staff's health on the agenda as we enter the new Special Olympics year.



 



Contact us

Special Olympics Ulster
106a University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HP

T: 028 9023 9023
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