Official National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda Website

Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial within the parasport system. In addition to volunteering as a coach or as part of a program, you can also become an official or a classifier. Each role provides a wide variety of ways for people to support athletes at any level of sport, ranging from local events right up to elite international competitions.

Classifier

The Role

A classifier works as part of a team to assess an athlete’s ability and assigns them to a sport class in order to ensure they are competing on a level playing field with their opponents. Classifiers can have a wide range of expertise, including medical knowledge (i.e. doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists) and sport specific or technical expertise (sport scientists, coaches, retired athletes, physical educators). Click here to learn more about classification.

Training Required

Training could include taking a workshop, mentoring with an experienced classifier and completing a set number of practical hours. The specific training and certification requirements for classifiers are determined by the International Sport Federation and implemented by the corresponding National Sport Organizations.

Official

The Role

Officials are the experts in the rules for a specific sport who supervise events to ensure a competition is conducted fairly.

Training Required

Training could include taking a certification workshop, mentoring with an experienced official, completing a set number of competitions or practice hours and an evaluation. To find out the specific training and certification requirements for a specific sport, contact us at info@npcrwanda.com