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Become a Sport Volunteer (A-Level)

The roles that Special Olympics New Mexico Sport Volunteers (A-Level) play come with great responsibility. Our Sport Volunteers may play the role of teacher, role model, chaperone, caregiver, friend, counselor, Unified Partner and of course coach.

Sport Volunteers impart a plethora of sports skills and competitive spirit to each Special Olympics athlete. They also help build character and assist in our athletes’ development as productive members of society.

First and foremost all Sport Volunteers (A-Level) who have prolonged contact with Special Olympics athletes must complete and pass a mandatory background check. There is no cost to you in completing the background check, and you will find the form included in the Certification Progression below. 

Access to the SONM Coach and Sport Education Dashboard can be found HERE

Note- If you are under the age of 18 you will need to complete the   Minor “A” Volunteer Form

Links to all trainings in the Certification Progression are included below.

“The wise coach develops not only the fullest physical potential in his charges, but also those capacities and habits of mind and body which will enrich and ennoble their later years.” -Geoffrey Dyson, speaking to the 19th session of the International Olympic Academy in Greece, 1979