We Need You!

Next to our amazing athletes, our volunteers are one of the integral pieces keeping our Special Olympics community active and thriving. At the community level, every facet of our programs from administration to coaching are run by volunteers.

As a volunteer you could choose to be involved with the sports programs directly as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach, help with fundraising events, or even be part of our Community Council (see below for more info). We are always actively seeking new volunteers who are energetic and passionate with a desire to help others and build up our community.

Our volunteers take pride in knowing they're providing athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport in Owen Sound. Volunteer with us and we can guarantee our athletes will make you smile day after day!

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Community Council (*Positions Available)

Special Olympics Community Councils are fully operated by volunteers. Community Councils are responsible for volunteers and athletes within their community by making financial and administrative decisions and providing support as a whole. For more information about all positions on Special Olympics Ontario Community Councils, click here.

The Owen Sound Community Council meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19, we have been meeting virtually for the past 22 months and hope to be resuming “live” meetings in the near future!

Presently, the Owen Sound Community Council is looking to fill the following positions:


It is the secretary’s responsibility to record and document written communication pertaining to the business of the Community Council. Two hours per week is the estimated time commitment.
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  • Good written communication skills

  • Ability to record minutes from meetings

  • Computer skills

  • Self-directed and good organization skills
    Access to computer and internet

*Health, Wellness & Fitness Co-Ordinator

Special Olympics Ontario wants athletes, teams, and their families to engage in health and wellness initiatives, in addition to sports programming. To improve awareness and increase uptake of Special Olympics Ontario’s (SOO) health and fitness resources, it is important to work more collaboratively with local communities. A Health, Wellness and Fitness Coordinator can work with SOO to increase uptake. Two hours per week is the estimated time commitment.


  • An interest in contributing to the health and wellness of Special Olympics Ontario athletes, teams, and their families.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
    Self-directed and good organizational skills

For further information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ed Muir. (owensound.volunteers@specialolympicsontario.ca)

Executive Positions

Community Coordinator

Secretary *



Sport Technical Co-Ordinator

Council Positions

Athlete Representative

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Facebook & Webmaster Co-Ordinator

Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Public Relations Co-Ordinator

Transition Co-Ordinator

Health, Wellness and Fitness Coordinator *

If you are interested in a position with our Community Council, please review & complete this form: Community Council Declaration of Interest

Annual General Meeting

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our AGMs. Please come out and see what we are all about and hopefully gain interest in joining our community!

Next AGM - TBD