Pickaway County Special Olympics Program

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The Pickaway County Special Olympics program serves as an outstanding opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to participate in competitive sports, learn new skills, and develop lasting friendships.

Our Olympians are REAL Athletes who take part in REAL training. When you support your local Special Olympics at fundraisers, as fans or volunteers, you not only support such things as equipment, uniforms, and tournament fees, you support unification, independence, teamwork & success!

For more information on how you can be a part of the Pickaway County Special Olympics Family, please contact Jeremy Joyce at either (740) 477-3353 ext. 42 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Volunteer Policy

The board encourages the growth of the volunteer program.

A volunteer must have written parental permission if under 18 years of age. Volunteers shall provide services that are based on the needs of individuals served, on staff requests, and on the volunteer's skills, abilities, and experiences. Persons providing volunteer services will do so under the supervision of professional staff. At no time will a volunteer act in lieu of staff. Volunteers shall not, at any time, be left alone with a child or adult enrollee.

Persons shall apply for volunteer status through the proper authority (superintendent) and be formally accepted and oriented as a volunteer prior to beginning their volunteer experience. The volunteer selection process will include application*, interviews, criminal history fingerprint background check, abuser registry check and nurse’s aide registry check. Volunteers will participate in orientation training which includes: MUI definitions and reporting requirements, recognition of abuse and neglect, confidentiality, bill of rights, health and safety alerts, medical emergencies, blood borne pathogens, and communicable disease. Volunteers will be required to successfully pass a criminal history fingerprint background check pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code 5123:2-1-05. Volunteers shall comply with applicable board policies (i.e. behavior management, individual rights).

The Personnel Office shall maintain a file for each volunteer.

* Only high school students need to complete a volunteer application and emergency contact form to volunteer at BYS.

Volunteer Checklist

Please use this checklist to assist you in the process of becoming a volunteer with Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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– Our Mission Statement –

Empower people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and be involved in their community.