Volunteer Recognition Week
April 15-21, 2020

As a grassroots organization, volunteers are the backbone that Special Olympics Canada relies on to ensure 49,600 athletes across the country with intellectual disabilities are offered an amazing sports training and competition experience.

While we like to thank and recognize our volunteers all year long for their hard work and support, we like to highlight their contributions each April for some well-deserved praise during Volunteer Recognition Week.

Volunteer Recognition Week
April 15-21, 2020

As a grassroots organization, volunteers are the backbone that Special Olympics Ontario relies on to ensure over 26,000 athletes across the province with intellectual disabilities are offered an amazing sports training and competition experience.

While we like to thank and recognize our volunteers all year long for their hard work and support, we like to highlight their contributions each April for some well-deserved praise during Volunteer Recognition Week.

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This year, we have created an integrated “Why I Volunteer” campaign that recognizes the contributions of our volunteers but also gives you opportunities to personalize your reasons for volunteering, share them in your social media channels, and to help us attract even more volunteers to the movement!

Some of you volunteer for a family member, or for inclusivity, for your community or for a friend. Whatever your reason, we invite you to download one of our graphics and share it with your community.

Use our “Why I Volunteer” toolkit to share your story, inspire others, and attract more volunteers!

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Download

Download our social media campaign images and print outs below!

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Share

Post on your social channels to start a conversation about why YOU volunteer!

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Mention

Mention Special Olympics Canada and use the hasthtags #SpecialOlympics #WhyIVolunteerSO

"Why I Volunteer" Shareable Social Assets

Facebook

Add a Frame to Your Profile Picture:

Click below to add a “Why I Volunteer” frame to your Facebook profile picture:

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Instagram

Create an Instagram Story:

  1. Tap in the top left of your screen or swipe right from anywhere in your Feed.
  2. Tap at the bottom of the screen to choose the "Why I Volunteer" artwork.
  3. Tap to add text for your reason for volunteering.
  4. When you're ready to share, tap Your Story in the bottom left.

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Twitter

Print and Post:

Download a blank "Why I Volunteer" campaign image and print it out at home. Write your reason for volunteering with a Sharpie and take a selfie or pose with an athlete you support.

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