Healthy Fans (Virtual)


  

Project Description:

Volunteers are eager to engage with athletes in unique ways during these unique times. The Healthy Fans program will virtually support and lead athletes in various health initiatives. Using technology, this program will connect Unified partners, coaches, and volunteers with athletes and together they will achieve their health goals.

 

To improve physical fitness, healthy eating, and social emotional wellness of athletes and to expose volunteers to working with people with intellectual disabilities through the use of social media and other virtual platforms.

 

Interested volunteers can register below. Volunteers will start on set dates (April 20, May 4, May 20, June 4, etc.) that align with ongoing campaigns and volunteer hours will be counted on a weekly basis.

Opportunities for athletes will be shared via social media, County Directors, and coaches. Athletes can sign up for activities on an individual basis and are not required to register but must be participating in the current challenge.

 

Requirements to begin (2 hours):

Requirements of participation (5 hours per week):

  • Must complete all aspects of current Special Olympics Florida campaign (Fit 5, Fit 5 like a pro, meditation challenge, School of strength, etc.)
  • Must attend 2 Zoom sessions or lead 1 session per week
  • Must post original content to social media at least 2 times per week (exercise, nutrition, or fitness goals) and tag Special Olympics Florida or submit screenshot
  • Submit via email a final summary of their experience and feedback provided at end of volunteer commitment or at the end of each challenge

Volunteers will earn 2 hours of volunteer time for completing training and 5 hours per week for meeting all participation requirements. Requirements to begin must be completed prior to start date. Volunteers can continue for as long as they want, but must complete requirements on a weekly basis.

 

Ultimate Fan:

During each challenge period, Special Olympics Florida will seek out the Ultimate Fan. The Ultimate Fan is a supporter who goes above and beyond to support  our athletes in their health journey. This Fan will be entered to win Special Olympics Florida swag or additional volunteer hours.


Project Start Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Project End Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Volunteers Needed:
Unlimited   
Project Meeting
Location:
Virtual

Project Organizer: Amy Simon
amysimon@sofl.org
352-243-9536
Project Category:
Medical Volunteers (Healthy Athletes) / Special Olympics Florida