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All volunteers must be age 13 or older, and volunteers aged 13 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children 12 years and younger are not permitted to volunteer, but certainly are welcome to cheer on our athletes if accompanied by an adult. You will be permitted to register into our volunteer portal, but will not be able to register into a specific volunteer job until you are at least 13 years of age.
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American Indian / Alaskan Native
Asian or Asian American
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Hispanic or Latinx
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Special Olympics NY Volunteer Code of Conduct
Follow the established rules and guidelines of Special Olympics and/or any agency involved with Special Olympics.
Refrain from any form of personal abuse (verbal, physical, emotional, etc.) toward coaches, athletes, unified partners, volunteers, spectators, family members, etc. Such behavior will not be tolerated by Special Olympics.
Not engage in any inappropriate contact or relationship with athletes, volunteers or other participants of Special Olympics.
I will report any emergencies to the appropriate authorizes after first taking immediate action to ensure the health and safety of the participants.
I will provide for the general welfare, health, and safety of any Special Olympics athlete (s) in my charge during the course of my assigned duties.
I will display control, respect, dignity, and professionalism to all involved including athlete, coaches, opponents, officials, administrators, parents, spectators, and media. Profanity and taunting are subject to immediate ejection.
I will treat everyone equally regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion or ability. I will dress and act at all times in a manner which will be appropriate to my assigned responsibilities and a credit to myself, the athletes and Special Olympics.
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of the athletes, coaches, other volunteers, friends and spectators in Special Olympics.
I will respect the property of hotels, dormitories, schools, athletic, recreational and dining facilities.
I will not take part in the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/ or controlled substances during any Special Olympics training or competition. Nor will I take part in smoking or chewing tobacco.
I grant Special Olympics NY and other Special Olympics organizations permission to use my (and/or my minor child's) likeness, voice and words on radio, film or in any form to promote Special Olympics.
The Code of Conduct is designed to assist each volunteer in abiding by the philosophy of Special Olympics and its mission. Any volunteer who does not follow this Code of Conduct can be prohibited from participation in the event.
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Special Olympics New York will only require proof of vaccination if the current transmission rates are deemed moderate to severe risk. Unless otherwise noted, volunteerism is not restricted by vaccination status. .
Are you FULLY vaccinated for COVID-19?
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious and/or communicable diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Special Olympics, Inc, Special Olympics New York their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event ("RELEASEES"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
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