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Special Olympics New Mexico Volunteer Opportunities

Determine the level of involvement that works best for you.  Below you will find descriptions of volunteer positions with Special Olympics New Mexico.

Category

Description

Approximate Time Commitment

Coaching

Work directly with athletes to improve their skills in specific Special Olympics sports.

Participation is seasonal for each sport. The minimum commitment is two hours per week for eight weeks.

Competitions

Perform short-term tasks associated with conducting competitions (i.e. timer for track meet.)

Four to eight-hour shifts, one or more days each year.

Fundraising

Plan and/or implement activities to raise financial and in-kind support.

Commitment ranges from three to four hours for a single event to one year as an event management team member.

Office Support

Tasks associated with supporting administrative and program functions.

Generally, two to four pre-scheduled hours per week.

Competition & Event Planning/Management

Work with Competition/Event Management Committees to plan and manage competition and competition related special events.

Commitment begins 4-6 months before competition or event date. Specific hours will vary with position.

Sports Official

Registered/Sanctioned official to officiate Special Olympics Competitions.

Four to eight-hour shifts, one or more days each year.

Unified Partner

Participate in Sports Training and competition alongside Special Olympics Athletes

Participation is seasonal for each sport. The minimum commitment is two hours per week for eight weeks.

Now that you know your area of interest, you need to fill out the B Volunteer/Interest Form and return it to the SONM Chapter office.  You will be sent additional information if training or background screening is necessary.

You can also sign up for our SO Brief e-mail newsletter for additional information on our organization and upcoming events volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in our organization, if you have any questions please email or call Jayne Thurman at (505) 856-0342.