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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Pre-Professionals Resources

Vermont Special Olympics is seeking volunteers

Be part of one of the largest Special Olympics competitions in Vermont. Over 500 athletes will compete in Bocce and Basketball and receive free health exams. Volunteers are needed to help run the competition venues (scorekeeping, refereeing, general assistance, etc.), as well as other roles such as awards, break-down, and Fans in the Stands. Spend a day with athletes who love their sport as much as you do!

The Games are June 3rd and 4th at the University of Vermont. Lunch is included for most volunteer roles (see opportunity descriptions for more information).

Learn more and sign up here. Contact Daniel Favand with any questions – dfavand@vtso.org or 802-861-0273


Malcolm Spencer Grant

Undergraduate students... do you need financial assistance to attend professional development? There is assistance for SHAPE VT pre-professional members. The Malcolm Spencer Grant, is in honor of a longtime Vermont physical education instructor who had great admiration for the past student teachers that he mentored.

This award, of up to $250.00, is intended to assist a worthy undergraduate enrolled in an accredited Vermont teacher education program, who would like to enhance their professional development in health, physical education, recreation, or dance. The grant will be used to provide assistance in attending a conference, workshop or symposium, and its use is limited to the cost of the event registration, travel, lodging, and meals. For more information and to apply, please visit here.


What new across our Vermont Institutions?

  • Castleton University Adaptive class featured in the Rutland Herald
  • Vermont Special Olympics events are held at our state's colleges. Special Olympics Vermont is serving more athletes with intellectual disabilities than ever! Athlete participation grew to 1,310 individuals in 2016, a 16.3% increase over 2015.
  • Special Olympics Vermont welcomed 275 participants to our Young Athletes programs across the state in 2016, up from just 18 the previous year.  
  • Vermont is now home to 72 Unified Champion Schools (and growing!) that provide students in kindergarten through college with leadership and Unified Sports opportunities that build communities of respect and inclusion. 


Seeking Vermont licensure?

Visit the Vermont Agency of Education's  information page

Job Hunting?

Search for jobs in Vermont and beyond with SchoolSpring

Students... Why Join SHAPE America?

Join SHAPE America and you'll become part of a network of thousands of professionals —from preK-12 educators who teach our country's youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors. Special interests groups  including one specifically for pre-professionals  give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to stay current on key areas. SHAPE America membership also connects you with other Eastern District pre-professionals and professionals.

SHAPE America's training, tools and resources will help you prepare for your career and locate that first job. Consider joining today!

Do you have a news story to share? How about information about a job opening? Visit the SHAPE VT Facebook page and share your news immediately with our members. 


2017 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 19th and 20th, 2017
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont.