Volunteer Code of Conduct

Please complete the Volunteer Code of Conduct before signing up to volunteer. After completing both pages of the releases, you will be able to view and sign up for all Summer Games volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

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  • Special Olympics Ohio Code of Conduct

    Special Olympics Local Coordinators, coaches, athletes, unified sports partners, volunteers, families, and fans are models whose behavior serves as positive examples for the goals and mission of Special Olympics.
    To promote Good Sportsmanship, Special Olympics Ohio has adopted the Special Olympics International Code of Conduct for athletes, coaches, and volunteers. In addition, Ohio has adopted the Spectator Guidelines to promote Good Sportsmanship amongst families and other fans that come to Special Olympics Ohio events at all levels.
    The code is as follows:
    Sportsmanship
    - I will practice good sportsmanship.
    - I will act in ways that bring respect to me, my coaches, my team, and Special Olympics.
    - I will not use bad language.
    - I will not swear or insult other persons.
    - I will not fight with athletes, coaches, volunteers, or staff.
    Responsibility for My Actions
    - I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal, or sexual advances on others.
    - I will not drink alcohol, smoke, or take illegal drugs while representing Special Olympics at training sessions, competitions, or during games.
    - I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance.
    - I will obey all Special Olympics rules.
    Any volunteer who does not follow this Code of Conduct can be prohibited from participation in this event.