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Special Olympics Morgan County has a problem and we need your help!!  SOMC presently competes in basketball, track & field, bocce, aquatics, softball, flag football & bowling.

Volunteers are vital to Special Olympics Morgan County. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity that can make a difference in your life and the lives of others, then look no further! When you volunteer with Special Olympics Morgan County, you will have the opportunity to make a genuine impact. Whether you volunteer your time year-round, seasonally or simply for a single-day event, it is an experience you’ll be destined to remember forever.

Volunteers are classified in two ways.

Class A – any volunteer who has regular contact with athletes.  Examples include:

  • Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Unified Sports® Partners
  • Volunteer Leadership / Management Positions

Class A volunteers are required to complete a five-step application and training process.  Click here for more details on the process and to become a Class A volunteer.

Class B – any volunteer who has single day event responsibilities.  Examples include:

  • Referee
  • Assisting with one day fundraiser(s)

More questions?  Please contact us at 317-443-7224 (leave a message) or email.

 

Special Olympics Indiana utilizes the Volunteer Management System (VMS) to navigate new applicants through the Class A applicationand training process. VMS is a secure online system. It will walk each applicant through each of the 5 steps at their own convenience.

The application and trainings are for all coaches, volunteers, and Unified Sports® partners. These five-steps must be completed before any Special Olympics training, any competition, or beginning any duties related to your role. 

STEP 1: APPLICATION
STEP 2: BACKGROUND SCREENING
STEP 3: COACH / VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (CVO)
STEP 4: PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS TRAINING
STEP 5: CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING

Volunteers can begin this process by going to the SO Indiana website.

UNIFIED SPORTS® PARTNERS - Unified partners are subject to requirements of Class A volunteers.

MINORS AS VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers who have not reached their age of majority (age 18) may be accepted as volunteers in non-supervisory positions only. Volunteers under age 14 must be chaperoned by an adult. Whether a coach, volunteer, or Unified Sports® partner, all youth applicants will register through VMS.

For youth ages 14-17:

  • Youth applicants who have not reached their age of majority (age 18) may be accepted as volunteers in non-supervisory positions only.
  • A background screening will not be completed. While some information pertaining to the background screening may be asked, that information will not be stored or utilized.
  • A youth applicant must complete all five steps.

For youth ages 8-13:

  • Youth applicants under age 14 must be chaperoned by an adult.
  • A background screening will not be completed. While some information pertaining to the background screening may be asked, that information will not be stored or utilized.
  • Parents and/or guardians of the youth applicant must complete the five steps for their dependent. This will allow the parent/guardian to understand the protocols taken by Special Olympics Indiana to ensure the safety of all participants, including their dependent.
  • Youth ages 8-13 may find information in the Coach/Volunteer Orientation interesting and educational.
  • Parents and/or guardians should review the information within the Protective Behaviors training and Concussion Awareness training before sharing with their dependent. This information may be sensitive in nature.

VMS Updates:

  • Most volunteers are being asked to complete CVO again.  This was not intended.  The easiest and fastest approach is to complete CVO again.  Sorry for this inconvenience!
  • Some individuals who are already volunteers with Special Olympics Indiana did not receive an initial email to begin.  More than likely this means that you will have to begin again.  Visit this LINK to create your account and retake CVO.
  • There are many volunteers who did receive the initial email and have yet to activate their account. Please do so HERE.

It is very important that you log in and complete.

Class A Volunteer
Registration & Online Trainings