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Opportunity Details

2024 Regional North Track and Field - Grand Rapids

Special Olympics Minnesota's Regional North Track & Field competition is being held on May 18 and we are looking for volunteers to help make the day happen! We hope to see you there!

No track & field experience? No problem! A detailed training is given at the beginning of each shift. You're welcome to sign up for any of the following roles:

  • General Event Support: 
    • Check in and welcome athletes, teams, and volunteers.
    • Volunteers will also fill in other spots or jump in to help where needed. They may have a shorter shift than scheduled.
    • This is a great role for someone who is flexible and a self starter!
  • Staging:
    • Prepare competitors for their upcoming races.
    • Escort competitors to the starting line.
  • Timer:
    • Record times for competitors.
  • Field Events Assistant:
    • Manage and record scores for 1-2 field events.
    • These include:
      • Shot Put, Tennis Ball Throw, Softball Throw, Running Long Jump, Standing Long Jump
  • Awards Announcer:
    • Announce names and places of athletes during award ceremony. 
  • Awards Assistant:
    • Organize and prepare awards for athletes.
    • At least one assistant will work as runner, bringing athletes from lanes to awards area. 
  • Clerk 
    • Assist the Head Starter as they get athletes placed in their correct lanes and ready for their race! This position is mostly standing/walking.

Thank you for considering volunteering with Special Olympics Minnesota! We count on you and you play a very important role in our success!

For further details or to sign up for a shift, click here!


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Families, People with Disabilities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:15+

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