Become a New Class A Volunteer

To become an approved CLASS A volunteer the following 4 steps must be completed.Bullet points provide key information for each of the requirements.

Completing these steps make you eligible to become:

  • Coach
  • Head of Delegation
  • Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Coach
  • Local Coordinator
  • Chaperone
  • Board Member
  • Unified Sports® Partner
  • Committee Member

5 STEPS TO BECOMING A NEW CLASS “A” VOLUNTEER

  1. If you are not already placed into one of the above roles please complete the New Volunteer Interest Form.
    • This form will be submitted to the state office providing your interest areas and office staff will assist you in connecting with a local area program.
  2. Complete and submit the Class “A” Volunteer Application.  Application can be downloaded from the resource page.
    • Please read carefully and completely the first page of the Application.
    • By completing this application you are authorizing Special Olympics Kentucky to complete a National Background check for those 18 years of age and older and the required reference check for those under 18 years of age. 
    • Completing this application is required every THREE years. 
  3. Complete the online Volunteer Orientation Training and submit its quiz.
    • Not required of volunteers under the age of 14.
    • ONLY required once during continued involvement with Special Olympics Kentucky.
  4. Complete the online Special Olympics International Protective Behaviors course.
    • Not required of volunteers under the age of 18.
    • Required every THREE years for those over the age of 18.
  5. Complete the online CDC’s “Heads Up” Concussion Training for Special Olympics Kentucky and submit its quiz. 
    • Not required of volunteers under the age of 18
    • Required every THREE years for those over the age of 18

ADDITIONAL STEP TO BECOMING A UNIFIED PARTNER
If you are a Unified Sports partner, you must complete the Unified Partner Application Form in addition to the above 5 Steps to becoming a Class A Volunteer.

  • This form is only required to be completed ONCE if 18 years of age or older. 
  • If completing this form under the age of 18 a parent or guardian must sign.
    • Application will be required to complete this form again as an adult.  

Q and A for SUBMITTING YOUR CLASS “A” VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Question:  How do I submit my application to the state office for approval?
Answer: You are able to submit your application in the following three ways.  These three ways are for submitting the application only not the required Photo, Government Issued ID or Driver’s License.

  • By scanning and emailing to jharville@soky.org (preferred method)
  • Check out your smart phone APP store for apps that provide abilities to scan and email right from your phone.  
  • Faxing to the state office 502-695-0496
  • Postal mail

Question: How do I submit my required Photo, Government Issued ID or Driver’s License?
Answer: You are only able to submit the required Photo, Government Issued ID or Driver’s License the following two ways

  • By scanning and emailing to jharville@soky.org (preferred method)
  • Again check out your smart phone APP store for apps that provide abilities to scan and email right from your phone.  
  • Postal Mail

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Justin Harville
Volunteer Services Director
jharville@soky.org
502-695-8222

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