Special Olympics Georgia searches for athletes to share the story of Special Olympics with potential corporate sponsors, civic clubs and community groups. Athletes write speeches with a Global Messenger Speech Coaches, prepare for presentations and become responsible representatives of Special Olympics.

Global Messenger Job Description

Job Title:         Global Messenger
Purpose:          To promote, educate and inform about the mission, philosophy and benefits of Special Olympics through public speaking.
• work with speech coach in preparation for each presentation
• maintain contact with speech coach
• attend scheduled speeches and appearances
• represent Special Olympics in a professional manner

Time Requirements:              approximately 10 – 15 hours per month

• commitment to the mission and philosophy Special Olympics
• participation in Special Olympics
• knowledge of public speaking
• ability to travel
• can express self verbally
• enthusiasm for Special Olympics
• ability to be understood when speaking
• time to prepare and make presentations
• sufficient communication skills

Supervisor:     Global Messenger Speech Coach
If you’re interested in becoming a Global Messenger or have a loved one who is, contact Phillip Braley at 770-414-9390 ext 1113 or philip.braley@specialolympicsga.org.

Each Global Messenger will need a speech coach and someone who can take the athlete to speaking engagements, which is usually a family member. You or the athlete in your life can start training today to be a Global Messenger. Click here.

Below is a sample of the places Global Messengers have spoken:

State Games Opening Ceremonies                                            SEC Football Championship Fanfare
SEC Women’s Basketball Championship Fanfare                Torch Run Kick-offs around the state
Knights of Columbus meetings                                                   Rotary Club meetings
Optimist Club meetings                                                                 Stadion Athens Golf Classic
SuperValu Golf Tournament                                                       Georgia Chiropractic Association convention
Agnes Scott College                                                                        Marietta Police Department Motorcycle Ride
Coca-Cola Special Olympics Summit                                        Junior League of Dekalb County