Volunteer Training Day
September 14th 2019

This September we are hosting a training day for volunteers. The event will take place from 9am - 4.45pm on Saturday 14th September in the Omagh Leisure Complex, Old Mountfield Road and will give you, the volunteers in the Ulster Region the opportunity to up skill and gain knowledge in a range of areas including  Autism & Sport, Event Management Training, first aid, safeguarding and much more. 

For the full schedule of talks and workshops available on the day please click here. If you are interested in attending please click the booking form here and return it to emma.mcmenamin@specialolympics.ie  by Friday 30th August

Get into the Action!

Are you looking for a new activity/experience this summer?

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 

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.


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Special Olympics Ulster
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