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Bocce Coach/Assistant


Special Olympics New Zealand







The Special Olympics was founded in 1968, its purpose is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport. Their vision is to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities in Aotearoa are valued. The Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.

Bocce is a sport that is a cross between Bowls and Petanque. It's a Special Olympics New Zealand sport and they love it! Bocce is a really easy game to learn and play. They have a dedicated group of Special Olympics athletes in Balclutha that train and play during the summer months

Their current coach is looking for someone:

  • to help her run the training
  • to assist athletes with their play and development

You will be working with a great bunch of people, and have the opportunity to explore further ways to get involved in Special Olympics events throughout the country!

Help enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by making them feel valued!


Working with adults who have an intellectual disability you need to be:

  • Induction/Orientation Training
  • Patient and empathetic
  • Punctual, with good time management skills
  • An excellent communicator and a great listener
  • Available to attend and support the occasional inter-regional event - so this may also include day travel

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Training/Orientation Training
  • Wednesday nights from 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • October - December, and February to March (daylight savings)

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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