Volunteer - Area Council Descriptions
Special Olympics Virginia is divided into seven regions. Each of these regions is broken down into several area programs
Regions are managed and supported by Region Directors, while area programs are managed by volunteer Area Coordinators
and Area Councils. Area Councils, made up of volunteers, are the governing body of the area programs.
You can locate your area program using our statewide map
. For more information on how to get involved with your Area Council, contact your Area Coordinator
or Region Director. Below is a list of the most common Area Council positions with a brief description of each. Click on the job title for more detailed information.
- Area Coordinator – key leader of the area program; responsible for overseeing sports training and competition, administration, finances and public relations aspects of the area program.
- Area Coordinator Elect – assists the Area Coordinator and assumes the responsibilities of the Area Coordinator position when the current Area Coordinator’s term expires.
- Local Coordinator—responsible for all facets of the program in a specific geographical locale that directly impact the athletes.
- Treasurer – responsible for all financial activity for the area program.
- Secretary – responsible for taking minutes at every Area Council meeting and for writing/disseminating Area Council meeting agenda and minutes.
- Fundraising Coordinator – responsible for raising sufficient funds to operate the area program and ensuring that all fundraising activities adhere to the State Corporation Commission laws and Special Olympics Virginia’s rules/regulations.
- Competition Coordinator – coordinates all area competitions.
- Athlete Representative – provides input and the athletes’ perspective on the area program’s operational decisions and encourages athletes to become involved in volunteer and leadership roles.
- Volunteer Coordinator – responsible for recruiting, registering and placing volunteers as needed by the area program.
- Sports Training Coordinator – coordinates the athlete training programs for the area program.
- Public Relations Coordinator – responsible for disseminating information to athletes, volunteers, media and general public about area activities.
- Medical Coordinator – responsible for properly registering all Special Olympics athletes in the area, and for ensuring all Special Olympics activities have proper medical provisions and personnel.
- Family Coordinator – responsible for involving family members in the area program and for providing activities and services for family members.
- Athlete Recruitment Coordinator – responsible for recruiting athletes to participate in the area program.