2013 Winter Events Season

Dear Volunteer,

Welcome to the 2013 Winter Events Season registration page. The Winter Events Season includes volunteer positions at both athlete competitions as well as fundraising events. This season Special Olympics athletes throughout the Garden State are hard at work training in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, and Floor Hockey. Please click on the “Volunteer Description” document to the right for descriptions of volunteer positions and age restrictions in these sports. Then, using this online registration, you will be able to view volunteer positions and sign up for one or more of the following competitions and fundraising events:

Please do not register if you are not committing to one of the events listed below.

2013 Winter Games – February 4-6
Mountain Creek, Vernon
Skylands Ice World, Stockholm

Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding – Must have ski experience and provide own ski equipment – Must be at least 14 years old
Tuesday, February 5; 7:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 6; 7:30am – 3:00pm

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing – Non-skiing positions
Tuesday, February 5; 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 6; 8:30am – 3:00pm

Speed Skating – Some positions require skating experience and provide own skates – Must be at least 14 years old
Tuesday, February 5; 8:30am – 3:00pm

Support Services – Non-competition positions – Must be at least 16 years old
Venue Set-Up – Monday, February 4; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Opening Ce
emony – Monday, February 4; 6:15pm – 9:00pm
Souvenir Sales – Tuesday, February 5; 8:00am – 3:00pm and Wednesday, February 6; 8:00am – 1:00pm
Awards (Law Enforcement Officers Only) – Tuesday, February 5; 11:00am – 3:00pm and Wednesday, February 6; 9:00am – 3:00pm

Additional Athlete Program Volunteer Opportunities

Developmental Basketball - Must be at least 14 years old
Saturdays, January 5 - February 23; 11:00am - 1:30pm; SONJ Sports Complex, Lawrenceville

Young Athlete Program (YAP) - Must be at least 16 years old

Saturdays, January 5 - February 23; 8:30am - 11:00am; SONJ Sports Complex, Lawrenceville

 Volunteer Opportunities for Fundraising Events

Polar Bear Plunge @ Wildwood – Must be at least 16 years old

Saturday, January 19; 8:30am - 1:00pm; Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood

Polar Bear Plunge @ Long Branch - Must be at least 18 years old
Saturday, February 23; 7:00am - 1:30pm; Long Branch

To volunteer for a winter event(s), please complete the online registration in its entirety. Once submitted you may review your confirmation and will also receive an email of your itinerary. Please know all positions are on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Age Requirement: Volunteers must be at least 10 years old (unless otherwise noted) and ages 10-13 are required to have a parent volunteer with them (online registration also required for the parent). Please see the "Description of Volunteer Positions" download under the "Register Now" button for information on what positions are available for younger volunteers and know there are limited positions available for this age group.

Please recognize that by submitting your registration, you are committing to volunteer for the duration of the event(s) you selected. If you are unable to commit to the entire time slot, please do not register for that event. In the event you sign up and fail to fulfill obligations of staying for the duration, it may affect your status in volunteering for future Special Olympics New Jersey events.

The Volunteer Code of Conduct as well as directions to the event venues are located as downloads directly below the "Register Now" button. Please read the Code of Conduct before registering for an event.

Questions?? Please contact the Volunteer Manager at VOLUNTEER@sonj.org.

Special Olympics New Jersey is supported by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Recreation.

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