Pueblo West students help at the Special Olympics

On Saturday, May 13, the annual Special Olympics competition was held at South High School.

Pueblo West High School had 65 volunteers helping at the event.

Pueblo students volunteer at the Special Olympics.

Volunteers have a multitude of different responsibilities. They can cheer for the athletes on the side lines, help escort athletes, coordinate activities, or even hand out snacks and water.

Johanna Woelfel, a teacher at Pueblo West High, explained her favorite part of volunteering, “I loved seeing the athletes arrive with their families and teams. We had at least 30 pueblo west students cheering when people would arrive. The look on the athletes, parents, and coaches faces was priceless.”

Woelfel explained that the main Special Olympic organizers said that the cheering fantastic. This was their first time doing that, but they want to do it every year in future. 

If you want to volunteer, in May of next year, there will be sign-up sheets all around the school. Everyone who comes to help is guaranteed to have a job.