Has a potential employer told you that you’re lacking experience? Is your resume a bit too thin? Looking for a fun and easy way to give back to your community? Look no further than the Special Olympics. They're in need of people to cheer on their very talented athletes during this year's Summer Games.
You'll get to watch the athletes take on tennis, softball and track. Plus, you’ll be able to add this awesome experience to your resume. All you need is to be ready and willing to cheer as loud as you can and to have a great time. The Special Olympics’ mission is to provide dignity, acceptance, and a chance to reach one's potential provide for everyone. And they’ve been doing it for over 40 years.
Special Olympics celebrates the athletic accomplishments of those with intellectual disabilities. If you’ve ever been to a Special Olympics event, you know that it’s incredibly uplifting to watch the athletes being recognized for how very talented they are. These athletes train year ’round and this event is not just limited to Virginia. In fact, the Special Olympics holds events in more than 180 countries around the world. This training, combined with the actual event, help these individuals celebrate their empowerment, competence, and foster a sense of acceptance and joy.
One of the most common bits of feedback we receive from job seekers is that you have trouble landing that first job without real working experience. Volunteering in a structured environment is a great way to bridge this gap; and it’s perfectly acceptable to add to your resume. Learn more about how you can volunteer in Richmond (June 10 – 11, 2011) by visiting the Special Olympics Virginia website. For opportunities across the country, visit Special Olympics here.