Volunteer Opportunity - Board of Directors

Special Olympics PEI, Board of Directors, Coach with Athlete, Golf

Could you offer skills, knowledge, creativity, and inspiration at board level to help drive the mission of Special Olympics PEI?  

We have director positions available, so no matter what your background or expertise, you can help play a key role. 

For over 36 years, Special Olympics PEI has been focused on its mission: To enrich the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability through sport. 

The following values statements guide the work of SOPEI: 

  • INCLUSION - We foster inclusive communities. 
  • DIVERSITY - We honour what is unique in each individual. 
  • EMPOWERMENT - We create opportunities to pursue full potential. 
  • RESPECT - We operate in an environment of cooperation, collaboration, and dignity. 
  • EXCELLENCE - We elevate standards and performance. 


Expectations of Board Members: 

Special Olympics PEI, Board of Directors, Coach with Athlete, Bocce
  • Understand and support the mission and values of the organization 
  • Attend 7 board meetings annually (this is a mix on in-person and virtual meetings) 
  • Attend SOPEI events as required (2-3 times per year) 
  • Commit to a 3-year term 

Experience and Skills that will be considered an asset: 

  • Experience with individuals with an intellectual disability 
  • Experience with board governance 
  • Experience with public relations and communications 
  • Experience with health delivery or systems 
  • Experience working with equity deserving communities 
  • Bilingualism (English and French) 

Apply Today

To apply please email csheehan@sopei.com by October 1st, 2023 with a brief message outlining the following: 

  • What about our mission excites you? 
  • How could you contribute to the growth of the organization? 
  • What role do you hope to play on the Board? 

Special Olympics PEI is committed to diversity and equity in our organization. We believe having a range of perspectives and lived experiences on the board helps make sure decisions are fair, and that we continue to be innovative and agile. We welcome applications that are reflective of the geography and cultures of our communities, including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the diversification and share our values.