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Class A & Protective Behaviors

Special Olympics Kansas has implemented its volunteer screening policy effective July 1, 2005, in accordance with revisions set forth by Special Olympics, Inc.  This change was made to protect Special Olympics athletes.  These changes are the best way to protect our athletes, volunteers and the organization. The safety of our athletes is a priority to SOKS.  Therefore, volunteers are screened based upon their level of involvement with the athlete

Class A Volunteers - All Class A Volunteers must complete an Adult or Youth Class A Volunteer Application. Active Class A Volunteers will be re-screened automatically on a 3-year cycle.

Class A Volunteers are volunteers who have regular, close physical contact with athletes, who are in a position of authority or supervision with athletes, who are in a position of trust with athletes and who handle substantial amounts of cash or other assets of SOKS. 

Examples of Class A Volunteer:  coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners, Athlete Leadership Program mentors, family members who drive non-related athletes and GMT members.

                 Adult Class A Volunteer Form                            Youth Class A Volunteer Form

Protective Behavior Training

All Class A Volunteers must complete the online Protective Behaviors Training Course at least once every three years. 

Thank you for being a part of the Special Olympics family.  It is through the caring, concern and talents of all our athletes, families and volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports programs in the world.

Your participation in the Protective Behaviors Training Program is just one more way that you demonstrate your dedication.  Click here to take the online training class.  Make sure you click "finish" after the final quiz and select "Kansas" as your State Program (regardless of your state of residence). We will record that you have been trained!

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