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World Intellectual Impairment Sport needs you! Volunteer positions available

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) has launched a search for committed, experienced individuals who want to make a difference through sport.

Volunteer members and Chairpersons are needed for World Intellectual Impairment Sport’ rowing, tennis, table tennis and swimming committees. These groups are responsible for development and growth across all regions, as well as competition management, classification and building relationships with partners.

The deadline for applications for all positions is 9 March. In depth role descriptions and more information is available at the World Intellectual Impairment Sport vacancies page.

Volunteer positions at World Intellectual Impairment Sport

A Chairperson is needed for the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Table Tennis Committee. This crucial role, within a sport on the Paralympic programme, will provide leadership to the committee in line with the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Strategic Plan and Governing Board.

The person will also coordinate and manage the sport’s competition programme and work to grow participation, working with the Executive Director.

In addition members are wanted for the table tennis, rowing, swimming and tennis committees.

An Americas region member is needed for the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Tennis Committee whilst swimming require representatives for Europe, Asia and Africa.

Table tennis and rowing are new committees and therefore members with relevant knowledge are encouraged to apply. Each person will take on responsibility for key areas based on their experience.

All applicants must have an excellent understanding and passion for sport for athletes with intellectual impairments. They should also have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant sport, and good leadership, organisational, communication and administrative skills.

Further information

Whilst each position is unpaid, costs of attending competitions will be covered. This offers successful applicants the chance to travel as part of their role. Meetings of each committee are often held via video conference.

All applications must be endorsed by the relevant World Intellectual Impairment Sport Member, who have to be in good standing.

More information is available at World Intellectual Impairment Sport’ vacancies page.