Healthy Athletes Volunteers

 2019 Healthy Athletes Volunteers

The mission of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes®, developed in 1996, is to improve athletes’ ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. Healthy Athletes is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well being. During a Special Olympics New Mexico Healthy Athletes event, Special Olympics athletes receive a variety of health screenings and services in a series of clinics conducted in a welcoming, fun environment. Volunteer health care professionals and students are trained to provide the screenings in an effort to educate the professional community about the health needs and abilities of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2019 Volunteer Opportunities:

State Summer Games Healthy Athletes: Register Online to Volunteer

The Healthy Athletes volunteer opportunity is specifically for volunteers who plan to volunteer in a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes capacity (health screenings, health promotion, shoe fittings, etc.). If you need clarification or direction, contact Rebecca R. at rainsberger@sonm.org BEFORE registering to volunteer.