Unified Buddies

What is the Unified Buddies Program?

The Unified Buddies program was created as a fun and meaningful way for our Special Olympics CO community to stay connected during these unique and socially distant times.

As an Unified Buddy, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social, health and fitness activities alongside Special Olympics CO athletes in a safe, virtual environment.

All activities are designed to bring athletes and volunteers together in ways that promote physical fitness, social and emotional wellness for all participants utilizing various online technology platforms (i.e. Zoom, social media, etc.)

Steps to Become an Unified Buddy


Step One

Click here to complete this brief pre-participation survey!

Step Two

  • Choose how you would like to get involved from one of the three options below:

Option One

Register to attend a minimum of 2 activities/Zoom sessions from the Unified Buddies Activity Calendar at the bottom of this page (i.e. Unified Bingo, Trivia, etc.).

Option Two

Volunteer to lead a social activity/Zoom session.

Examples:

– Lead a fitness routine or workout
– Teach a virtual class or demonstrate a skill
– Lead an arts and crafts activity
– Organize and run a virtual social hour (ie. Bingo, Trivia Game, etc.)

Option Three

Join Special Olympics CO for the Strong Minds Virtual Retreat taking place from November 1 – December 12. To learn more about this 6-week retreat and to register, please click the link below. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up and take part in the retreat virtually, alongside Special Olympics CO athletes. To participate in the challenge, join the Virtual Wellness Challenge Facebook page at the link below. We encourage our volunteers to interact with athletes by liking and commenting on athletes posts, providing encouragement and posting Strong Minds Virtual Retreat photos of their own!

Click here to learn more, and please click here to inquire about Strong Minds Virtual Retreat volunteer opportunities!

Step Three

Click here to complete this post-participant survey and share your experience!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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Strong Mind Big Heart Yoga

Join us for a Strong Minds Virtual Retreat activity led by the Good Elephant! Today's activity is Strong Mind Big Heart yoga. Visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Interactive Poetry Activity

Join us for a Strong Minds Virtual Retreat activity! Today we will be writing poetry together via Zoom. Visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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Meditation for Resilience

Join us for a Strong Minds Virtual Retreat activity led by the Good Elephant! Today's activity is a meditation for resilience. Visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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