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Call for Volunteers - ADDL and Special Olympics Day Camp for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

About the Camps:

Two day camps will take place on Saturday February 22nd and 29th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

These two day camps were created from a partnership between Special Olympics BC and the Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL) at SFU. The goal of these sessions is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for neurodiverse individuals to engage in sport, learning, and brief research activities. Activities will include various sport and athletic games conducted in a supervised and positive environment, nutrition and healthy-eating learning games, and 1-on-1 conversations about the individual's involvement in sports.

We expect the volunteer to participant ratio to be at least 1:1.  We are looking for up to 40 dedicated volunteers to help during both days.

Volunteer Positions:

There are four positions that we are currently recruiting for:

Group Leader - Leads same group of 5 to 8 children through activities and breaks. Experience supervising children and/or adults preferred; should be comfortable in a leadership role and be willing to encourage and assist individuals to participate in activities.

Co-Leader - Assists leader with same group of 5-8 children through activities and breaks. Experience with children and/or adults preferred; should be willing to encourage and assist individuals to participate in activities.

Activity Helper/Floater - Step into any position that may be required, and to facilitate additional support in any given role. Must be cooperative and enthusiastic.

Data Collection/Registration - Work with camp administrators to collect participant's information and assist families through the registration process. Experience with previous data collection preferred; must be organized, motivated, and have strong attention to detail.

Interviews and Training Days:

Applicants will be asked to attend a group-style interview. Questions regarding previous experience and hypothetical situations will be the focus of this interview.

Successful applicants will be assigned a position and invited to a training session in February prior to the day camps. This training session will include information regarding best practices for supervision and specific training for each task.

How to Apply:

Please complete the following application form:

Please also email your resume and unofficial transcript to Troy at