Volunteer opportunities available for Special Olympics

There are five volunteer opportunities designed to help boost the morale and development for special needs children at the upcoming Special Olympics Oahu-wide Soccer and Bocce Tournament.

The Special Olympics is looking for volunteers for the following categories.

• There are five to 10 load-up crew members needed from noon to 3:30 p.m. July 14 at the Special Olympics warehouse, 1603 Democrat St. in Honolulu. Load equipment into a truck in preparation for following day.

• There are 20 volunteers needed for the set-up crew from 6 to 9 a.m. July 15 at Waiau District Park, 98-1650 Kaahumanu St. in

Pearl City. Volunteers will set up tents, tables and chairs and distribute sports equipment and gear.

• There are six volunteers needed as all-day crew from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 at Waiau District Park. Volunteers will help with water, ice, drinks, cups, trash, and recycling at tents, and deliver gear as needed from the Special Olympics Hawaii headquarters.

• There are 20 volunteers needed as breakdown crew from 1 to 3 p.m. July 18 at Waiau District Park. Volunteers will take down tents and pack them away into bins, stack tables and chairs, and deliver equipment over to the truck for load up.

• There are five to 10 volunteers needed for the unloading crew from 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 18 at the Special Olympics warehouse. At conclusion of the event, volunteers will follow the truck from the park to the warehouse or meet directly at the warehouse. Volunteers will unload all equipment from the truck and organizing it back into correct location in warehouse.

Snacks, hamburgers and hot dog lunches will be provided from the Elks Lodge 616 on July 15. Letters of appreciation and a free Special Olympics T-shirt will be given to those who lend a hand.

For more information, contact Blythe Yamamoto at oahuad1@sohawaii.org by July 5.

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