FAQ:

What does SOAR stand for? 

SOAR is an acronym for Social Opportunities & Active Recreation Inc. 

What does SOAR stand for? 

How can someone I know become a SOAR Club member?

How can someone I know become a SOAR Club member?

Contact SOAR at info@soargoldenisles.org or at (912) 434-3484 to learn more about becoming a SOAR Club member. More information can be found here.

What is a developmental disability? 

What is a developmental disability? 

The Centers for Disease Control refer to developmental disabilities as a group of conditions that are due to an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas. These conditions begin early in life and may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person's lifetime. 

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html

What counties does SOAR serve?

What counties does SOAR serve?

SOAR serves Glynn and McIntosh Counties in Georgia.

Is SOAR a 501 (c) (3) corporation? 

Is SOAR a 501 (c) (3) corporation? 

Yes, SOAR received its 501(c)(3) status on November 6, 2015

How does my organization become a community partner?

How does my organization become a community partner?

Contact SOAR at info@soargoldenisles.org

or at (912) 434-3484 .

I am interested in SOAR's mission, but I have no experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Can I still become a SOAR volunteer? 

I am interested in SOAR's mission, but I have no experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Can I still become a SOAR volunteer? 

Yes, SOAR seeks all kinds of volunteers with a variety of skills. We need volunteers for behind the scenes operations such as technology, public relations, clerical work, fundraising, etc. All SOAR volunteers working directly with its clientele will undergo volunteer training to educate and prepare them for working with the population. Those volunteers with less experience will be paired with seasoned volunteers. All volunteers working directly with SOAR Club members are required to undergo a criminal background check.

How do I become a SOAR volunteer? 

How do I become a SOAR volunteer? 

Submit the volunteer registration form or contact SOAR for more information at (912) 434-3484 or by email at info@soargoldenisles.org

What are the requirements to become a SOAR member?

What are the requirements to become a SOAR member?

Eligible members are adults with a developmental disability who are no longer attending school.

I am interested in volunteering, but I work full time and cannot devote too much time to the effort. Is there a place for me to help out with SOAR? 

I am interested in volunteering, but I work full time and cannot devote too much time to the effort. Is there a place for me to help out with SOAR? 

Yes, SOAR can accommodate any volunteer's schedule. 

How is SOAR funded? 

How is SOAR funded? 

SOAR's funding comes from community entities, local foundations, individual donors and competitive grants. SOAR continually pursues avenues for additional funding and has an active volunteer base to help meet its goals.

How do I get involved with Special Olympics? 

How do I get involved with Special Olympics? 

For more information about the Special Olympics program in Glynn and McIntosh Counties call (912) 602-8077.

How do I learn more about SOAR’s Health & Wellness Program?

How do I learn more about SOAR’s Health & Wellness Program?

Contact Allie Pinson at 912-434-3484 or at healthwellness@soargoldenisles.org

I am a family member of an individual with a developmental disability and looking for resources in the community for support. Can SOAR help me?

I am a family member of an individual with a developmental disability and looking for resources in the community for support. Can SOAR help me?

Yes. SOAR is always interested in assisting families and individuals with disabilities by sharing information about local agencies and organizations that can provide all kinds of support. We are happy to share ideas and brainstorm solutions with you.

What is SOAR's relationship with Special Olympics of Coastal Georgia?

What is SOAR's relationship with Special Olympics of Coastal Georgia?

SOAR employs an activities coordinator whose primary function is to oversee the Special Olympics program in Glynn and McIntosh Counties in Georgia. SOAR seeks funding from the community to sustain this position. SOAR and Special Olympics Coastal Georgia have a collaborative relationship with joint goals and cross representation on the Special Olympics Management Team and the SOAR Board of Directors.

What needs does SOAR have to achieve its goals?

What needs does SOAR have to achieve its goals?

 In addition to financial contributions, SOAR accepts donations of goods such as art supplies, sports equipment, cooking supplies, etc.  SOAR also utilizes the talents of volunteers such as those who wish to share their skills in art, music, dance, etc.  with SOAR Club Members.  Additionally, SOAR seeks community partners to host events such as dances, picnics, parties, games, etc.