Celebrating Volunteerism

Kari Robertson

As a volunteer-run organization, everything we do revolves around the kindness of others.  Some are strangers, some are family members, other are friends.  No one volunteer plays a more important role than the other.  Because together, we make up the fabric of one of the largest grassroots organizations worldwide.  We are Special Olympics.

Meet Kari Robertson, Special Olympics Halifax Volunteer for 10+ years

Over the course of the last 10+ years, Kari has been heavily involved in Special Olympics at various levels. Kari has been an extraordinary volunteer with our Halifax Special Olympics Region.  She started out as the manager for the soccer team and worked her way up into positions such as Regional Coordinator, and Chef de Mission for the Halifax Region at the 2017 Winter Provincial Games in Aldershot, NS.

This summer Kari will represent Team Nova Scotia as a member of the Mission Staff for Athletics. This will be Kari’s first time attending Nationals. Her love for Special Olympics runs deep. Her son Graham Robertson has been participating for the last 18 years and Special Olympics means everything to him. Kari truly loves to work with our athletes, turning their dreams, to reality. She is extremely excited to participate in the upcoming National Games as a way to give back to the athletes, coaches and other staff members on a whole different level.

Congratulations Kari on being selected to the Team Nova Scotia Mission Staff, and thank you for your continued hard work and support. Your dedication to volunteering your time to our athletes is a true inspiration to us all. Keep up the great work and we look forward to sharing your first National Games experience with you this summer.

If you would like to volunteer and have the opportunity to grow and develop within a wonderful organization, please contact Mark Landry. We have a number of opportunities coming up this summer, and we could use your help!